Last weekend’s Glow in the Park event at the Old Showfield started with a celebration of the community in Frome. Kicking off the afternoon activities, members of the community had been asked along to a tree planting ceremony by the Mayor and Deputy Mayor. Cllr Andy Wrintmore and Cllr Sara Butler, extended an invite to individuals and community groups that had gone the extra mile during the pandemic.
Deputy Mayor Sara Butler said: “Traditionally at this time of year we give thanks to the land and the seasons. This year we also wanted to collectively say thank you to all those who have gone above and beyond during the pandemic. The afternoon gave us an opportunity to recognise individuals and community groups who have done so much for the residents of Frome over the past 18 months. We would have loved to have thanked every single person in our wonderful town, but we hope these new trees will provide a spot where residents can come and reflect and give their own thanks.”
Based in the field beyond the orchard, a heritage oak is the centre piece in the middle of two concentric blossom circles made up of twenty-four trees of two different cherry varieties. The Town Rangers have created this special place and at the event, those invited were able to finalise the planting by helping to mulch the trees.
On the day, representatives of the following were invited to plant trees: Fair Frome, Active and in Touch, Frome Community Drivers, Frome Medical Practice, Community Fridge, Frome Shed, Purple Elephant, Neighbourhood Networks, Litter Warriors, Frome Post Office, Frome Neighbourhood Police Team, and many other individuals who make this community amazing.