If you are a new resident, we would like to warmly welcome you to the town and offer some resources that may be of use. The information below can also be found in hard copy as a Welcome Pack from Frome Town Hall.
- A great way to keep up to date with town news is the local free newspaper the Frome Times which is delivered to most households fortnightly and is available at the Library and Town Hall.
- You can also find out about arts, events, walks and other attractions through the Discover Frome website and at the Discover Frome Information Point at the Black Swan Arts
- Pick up The Frome List from the Town Hall or Discover Frome Information point to find out more about local events.
- There are also lots of social media sites, such as Frome Town Council’s Facebook page which provide regular updates of what’s happening in the town. And if you’re a parent you might like to join Frome Parents for local advice and info and if you have young children Frome Newbies is a good way to meet new people.
Getting Around Frome
- Frome Train Station, located on Portway, provides local people with trains to destinations including London Paddington, Weymouth, Bath and Bristol. The Train timetable can be viewed here.
- The town is served by three bus companies. Timetables for each bus route can be found on our transport page.
- Frome’s car club is a great, affordable resource that enables members to access a range of electric, hybrid and standard vehicles in the town and throughout the country.
- If you fancy some exercise or an accessible walk try out the amazing Collier’s Way cycle route which currently starts at Great Elm but will link directly to Frome at some point and offers miles of off road cycle track through beautiful countryside and includes Europe’s longest cycle tunnel just outside of Bath.
Recycling and Sharing
- To maximise recycling domestic waste is collected by Somerset Waste Partnership fortnightly, with recycling and food waste being collected weekly. More information can be found on our Bins and recycling centre page.
- Frome Recycling Centre, located on the Marston Trading Estate, is a useful place to drop off larger items or other non-collected items. You can also recycle tetrapaks / juice cartons there.
- If you have clothes, books, toys or other re-usable items you no longer need, do check out the wide array of local charity shops who will happily give these items a new home. There’s also a new recycled furniture shop run by Dorothy House on the Marston Trading Estate.
- You can also find out about Composting opportunities here.
- Frome is home to the UK’s first Share Shop, where you can borrow items such as tools, games, cooking utensils and camping equipment for just a small donation for a week’s hire. They also offer regular repair sessions, skill swaps and events.
- Frome is also home to the UK’s first Community Fridge. The fridge is based in the Market Yard car park and a team of volunteers fill the fridge with food from local businesses that otherwise would have gone to waste. The contents are available to anyone to use.
- SHARE also houses the Happy Nappy Library, where you can borrow fabric nappies for a range of ages. Perfect to try before you buy, and avoid throwing away almost 4000 nappies which take 500 years to degrade!
- The Toy Library is another great way of sharing more by borrowing toys for your little ones and offers weekly play sessions.
- If you have time to share why not get involved in our thriving community groups: from befriending to volunteer driving, sports to coaching to crafts to credit unions, river and sustainability, there’s something for everyone.
- If you would like details of services such as schools, banks, estate agents, solicitors and pharmacies, please refer to our Local Services Information Sheet (PDF, 57KB) or view our online directory.
Last checked Dec 2018