What we do

Frome Town Council is a ‘parish authority’ for the town of Frome.

There are two other Councils that provide services to Frome and surrounding areas:

Somerset County Council which covers the whole of Somerset. Frome is its most northern town. Somerset has responsibility for roads, schools and social care amongst other things

Mendip District Council is one of 5 District Councils in Somerset and Frome is on it’s north easterly edge.  Mendip District Council is the planning authority, it keeps the streets clean and is responsible for refuse collection.

As a parish or town council, we have an overall responsibility for the wellbeing of the local community. Our work covers these main categories:

  • Delivering services to meet local needs
  • Representing the local community
  • Striving to improve quality of life in Frome

 How does it happen?

Frome Town Council is made up of 17 Councillors, who meet regularly to make decisions on the work and direction of the Council Staff. The Council as a whole is responsible to the people it represents – that’s you, the local community!

Attending a council meeting is the best way to find out what we do. Check out our news stories here to keep up-to-date with what we’re working on at the moment. You can also find out more about the council by having a look round our website and social media channels.

What we do…

  • Maintain parks and open spaces that we own
  • Promote and support renewable energy and recycling
  • Provide community support to groups and charities
  • Provide community grants
  • Lead community projects
  • Work with other Council authorities in the area to help Keep Frome Clean
  • Partner with local organisations to host events for the town to enjoy
  • Work with local businesses to improve regeneration and economic growth in the town
  • Make recommendations to the local planning authority as a voice of the people of Frome
  • Campaign for the wellbeing of Frome residents
  • Work towards making Frome an independent and more environmentally- sustainable town
  • Provide Information to members of the public

To find about more about what we are currently working on have a look at our news items 

Areas of focus

Currently, the Council has five areas of focus:

  • Building a sustainable economy for the town
  • Building a vibrant community that is able to participate in local community life and decision making about public services
  • Creating a thriving town centre
  • The delivery of efficient and effective public services
  • An innovative and supportive Town Council

Details of the Council’s aspirations for Frome and its community are set out in the Strategy for 2016 – 2020 and the current programme of work is explained in our ‘Action Plan’.

How to get in touch

We work hard to engage with residents and the local community. We want the services that we deliver to be  relevant and make a difference to you and your town. We welcome your questions, views and comments! You can talk to us in a number of ways: