The Trinity Community Street Party last Saturday saw more than 100 local residents come out and reclaim Milk Street, meet each other and local councillors, join in activities and share ideas of how to improve the area.
Families joined in a giant picnic, and created colourful planters made from old wellies, milk bottles and recycled plant pots in an attempt to cheer up the streets in Trinity and took part in games and activities run down the street and in the school playground.
The event, hailed a success by residents, councillors and organisers, succeeded in bringing local people together to celebrate the Trinity area and get to know each other, with a common aim of creating positive change in the area.
Adam Baylis, a member of the community group said “We know that many residents around here are concerned about the number of arson attacks in recent weeks and other incidents of anti-social behaviour occurring on the streets of Trinity. This group was formed to start to tackle some of these issues and make a positive change to the area in which we live. We know that there is a long way to go but the more people join in the more we can achieve.” In the last year they have successfully campaigned for new bins, started a dog poo and rubbish campaign and organised litter picks in their area.
Frome Town Councillors helped set up the street party and stayed to talk to residents about a number of changes the community would like to see. Mayor Richard Ackroyd praising the event said “It was a great day with lots to do and very well organised by the community group. It is great to see residents coming together and we look forward to supporting similar events across the town”
Chair of Trinity Community Group Karen Stewart said “Please do get in touch if you have an idea for improving Trinity. We would like to hear from anyone who would like to join our mailing list, come along to our monthly meetings or lead a project on the streets of Trinity. We are particularly keen to hear from anyone that would like to take part in a gardening project in the area’
The event, organised by the Trinity Community Group was sponsored by Frome Town Council, Frome FM, Barters Garden Centre, Homebase, Mole Valley Farmers and Blue Gecko, The Griffin Pub, Frome Toy Library, Vallis Supporters Association, Liverty Housing Association, and Child’s Play who all ran activities alongside those put together by the community group.
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