Mayor’s Column 12 September 2019

This week’s mayor’s events have been a great mix of the new and the traditional. Frome’s Got the Voice, a singing talent competition, was held for the first time at the Football Club. Eighteen local residents sang and the depth of talent and enthusiasm was amazing. Congratulations to our winners.

Staying with new artistic ventures, Tri Art Theatre School and Dance Academy opened the doors of their purpose built facility at Commerce park this week. Amy and Claudia, two well-known personalities in Frome’s performing arts world, host classes in dance and theatre for ages 2 to adults and I look forward to attending one of the exciting productions they are rehearsing.

Frome Town Council is keen to support any initiative that contribute to the health and well-being of our residents, so I was happy to dust off my rarely used push-bike and attend Ride Kids Ride, at the Old Showfield. Frome Leos, the junior branch of the Lions club, organised the event where children were able to cycle or scoot laps of the field. The more laps they completed, the more entries they had to a raffle for a bike generously donated by Halfords. The council’s smoothie bike was well utilised and everyone attending had a happy, healthy day out.

The most traditional part of my week was attending the annual presentation of prizes for Frome in Bloom. Twenty-nine classes were available and all entries were of the high standard we have come to expect. Well done to all the entrants for adding so much colour to our town.