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Frome Town Council

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Welcome to Frome Town Council

Photograph of Town Council Offices

                                                      
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Frome Town Council is the largest of the 52 Parish/Town Councils in Mendip District

 

FUNCTIONS & SERVICES DELIVERED

 

            Appoints some school governors

 

            Appoints representatives to local organisations and special interest groups

 

          Considers every planning application submitted and passes its views back to the relevant authority

 

            Provides funding for new street lights and reports street light faults to Somerset County Council

 

            Reports blocked drains and overhanging hedges to the relevant authority

 

            Sponsors school crossing patrols for every school which needs them

 

           Manages and maintains Victoria Park, Mary Baily Playing Field, Murrhardt Gardens and adjoining woodland (North Parade), Zion Path and Rodden Meadow at the end of Willow Vale

 

Photograph of Victoria Park Bowls Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            Manages and maintains Merchants Barton toilet block

 

            Manages and maintains Town Office, administration and financial services

 

            Lets out flat, 6a Palmer Street

 

            Promotes tourism, including the bi-annual printing of the Town Guide

 

           Provides grants to local voluntary or other organisations who demonstrate significant local benefit through their projects, eg youth activities (including the youth council), activities for older residents, twinning, Frome Festival and other public events which encourage visitors to the town, help retailers and entertain residents

 

            Provides and maintains floral displays in the town and Victoria Park

 

Photograph of floral display

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            Provides Christmas lights displays in the town

 

           Fundraises for community projects e.g. new skate and play facilities in Mary Baily Playing Field, redevelopment of Victoria Park

 

           Funds provision and maintenance of some street furniture, signposts, bollards, seats, bus shelters etc.

 

           Provides Town Councilĺs website

 

          Provides 7 allotments sites which are administered by Frome Allotments Association:

Cranmore View

Queens Road

North Hill

Mendip View

Orchard Street

Welshmill

Vallis Road

 

 

Photograph of allotments

 

 

          Cleans road signs in its area and reports footway and carriageway faults, as agents of the County Council

 

            Supports the Town Mayor and a Town Crier as part of the civic and social life of the town

 

Photograph of Town Crier

                                            Photograph of the Mayor            

 

 

             Administers Street Trading Licensing

 

            Supports Town Twinning activities

 

            Represents local views on all issues to Mendip District Council and Somerset County Council when they are considering policies which may affect the town

 

            Leases the Cheese and Grain building from MDC and sub-lets it to Cheese and Grain Ltd as a community facility

 

 

Cheese and Grain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            Provides partnership funding for town CCTV coverage, as part of community safety and anti-social behaviour reduction initiatives with Mendip Community Safety Partnership

 

            Supports provision of ĹAlcohol Restricted Zonesĺ, giving police increased powers to tackle anti ľsocial behaviour related to excessive drinking

 

            Provides partnership funding for town Police Community Support Officers

 

            Provides or is involved in community events, including Frome Christmas Spectacular and Britain in Bloom

 

            Provides member support for committees, forums and working parties; elections, subscriptions and training/conference expenses

 

            Lobbies relevant agencies and third parties on issues of the day that are important to the community