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Mayor’s Column 1st August 2023

My previous two weeks have been very busy but extremely enjoyable. There’s  been such a diverse range of events to attend: Later…with Frome College, the Climate and Biodiversity meeting and The Good Heart’s 5th Birthday to mention but a few. It’s events like these that make Frome such a dynamic and vibrant place to live. So, thank you all for the invitations.

The recent Children’s Festival was a great success. Thank you to Frome College students that ran the Photo Booth, the Terrarium and Bug Hotel-making stalls. Also, to Avanti students who facilitated the Climate Change mural in Welshmill Park and ran the Badge-making stall. As well these young volunteers, we were lucky enough to have the assistance of some fantastic and very hard-working local Cadets onsite on the day too. Young people in Frome are amazing.

As you read on you will see that my Mayor’s Column this edition has a play theme! The summer holidays are here and Frome Town Council along with many other groups are putting on an amazing variety of activities that are instructional, educational, informative, and of course, involve play and loads of fun! Not to mention being FREE!

Playday fell on Wednesday 2nd August this year, it’s the national day of play and is celebrated across the UK. FTC supports Playday and also promotes play throughout the year with many events taking place in our green and open spaces. These kinds of events are of such benefit to our community in bringing people together, improving physical fitness and supporting mental health and wellbeing.

Here are a few of the events taking place this summer:

  • Go along to Welshmill and see if you can find the wood’s new residents – 12 fairy doors are hidden among the trees. But go quietly so you don’t disturb them!
  • While you’re there why not enjoy the Purple Elephant’s Sensory Explorer’s Trail – find the markers along the way and experience different aspects of nature and wildlife. This trail is accessible to all, find more details and download the trail on the Discover Frome website: www.discoverfrome.co.uk/town-walks
  • Pop along to the Town Hall to take a look at the exhibition of the story behind Millennium Green. And while you’re there, pick up a copy of the “Residents and Visitors nature Notes”  and head to the secluded green space across town to see how many you can spot.

A huge thank you to all those involved in organising and running these and many other events over the summer. A special mention must go to Frome Town Council’s Rangers who do an absolutely fantastic job in maintaining and ensuring our open and green spaces are available to all our community.

So, enjoy the holidays, take part in the many events as you can and enjoy your play.

Stay safe and have a good summer.

1 August 2023
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1 August 2023
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