Mayor’s column 13 February

It might seem that our younger residents have only just returned to school after their Christmas break, but next week will be half-term so pupils and staff have a week off to recharge their batteries.

Of course, this means finding things to keep young hands and minds occupied! Some of you will be looking forward to an early holiday, but here are some options for those who are staying closer to home.

You may be aware that Frome Town Council has committed to planting thousands of trees across the town as part of our ‘Wild about Trees’ project. Not only will this enhance our open spaces but also help to tackle climate change. To kick off the planting campaign, we have organised two days when we will be planting over 1000 trees at two sites in the town.

On Tuesday 18th between 10am and 2pm we will be planting at the allotments at Birchill Lane, and on Wednesday 19th we will be planting at Weylands, a short walk from the town centre. Our Rangers will be on hand to explain why we are doing this and to help you plant a tree. To make sure you have a tree, please book a place at www.frometowncouncil.gov.uk/wild-about-trees where you can also find further details and directions – I hope to see you there.

Fair Frome has once again partnered with the Children’s Festival to provide activities for children every weekday of the holiday. These include crafts, sports & fun science activities and some days the children can stay for lunch, especially helpful for those who normally enjoy a hot meal at school. Full details are available at www.fromechildrensfestival.org, then click on ‘holiday activities’.

I hope you all have a happy and peaceful break.

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