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Mayor’s column – 11th April 2024

As I now enter the final few weeks of my year as Mayor, I look back on what has been an incredible time.  The Annual Town Meeting allowed me to review my year and share some of the many highlights. Of all the numerous events across the town, my real pleasure was to meet so many amazing people involved in helping support others. People who give so much to those in need, helping to make lives better and enabling them to be part of our caring community. We are very fortunate in Frome to have so many of these organisations.

Some of the whole town events stand out and have become an important part of our calendar: Frome Festival and all it offers for so many; Remembrance Sunday for us to pay our respects as a town; the Christmas lights and The lantern parade, which is such a magical way to start the Christmas celebrations. It has also been my pleasure and privilege to attend so many events, large and small, to support groups and organisations and to represent such a wonderful town. This is Frome.

Humphrey Barnes of Frome Memorial Theatre and Alison Murdoch from Frome Kindness Festival with Civic Awards

One very favourable task was to present the civic awards at the Annual Town Meeting. The recipients have all demonstrated commitment and dedication in so many ways within our town. The organisations I would like to single out for their work are:

I would like to thank them all again for all that they have done and continue to do.

April is still a very busy time for mayoral duties. It was such great fun to open the newly refurbished play area at the Frome Showfield and see the completion that has involved so many groups coming together. I was also invited by Frome Inner Wheel President, Yvonne Covill, to attend the planting of rose bushes at the Frome Twinning Gardens, Victoria Park, to celebrate 100 years of the organisation and in memory of a past member, Freda Thackway.

And I will finish this issue with some good news about buses. Beeline Coaches and Frome Bus have combined to run a Frome to Salisbury, via Warminster, daily bus service. This is a big win, and you can take advantage of the £2 single bus fare. So, hop on the bus!

Take care and look out for each other. As always, do not hesitate to contact me or my colleagues if we can help in any way.

12 April 2024
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12 April 2024
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