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Mayor’s Column 28 February 2019

“If Brexit happens how will we get chickpeas?”

A lot happened this week.  First I had some young visitors at the Town Hall, thanks to Frome’s Twinning Association.  Wearing masks they’d made earlier to learn more about our twin town Murrhardt’s traditions, they proceeded to ‘capture’ me in the Council Chambers, forcing me to answer some important questions about the town.

It was lovely to talk with some of our younger residents.  Key questions covered litter and dog poo, skate parks and open spaces, and yes, the tricky one about chickpeas…

Also this week, over twenty volunteers took part in the first ‘Litter Warriors’ event.  Working on the Stonebridge estate the warriors collected nineteen bags of rubbish in just one hour – a great result but we want to repeat this across Frome with regular litter picking events.

If you want to get involved please add your email here: www.eepurl.com/gfyzhf.  Or if there is an area of Frome that you would like the Litter Warriors to add to their list please email info@frometowncouncil.gov.uk

Elsewhere the latest public consultation for the redevelopment of Saxonvale saw hundreds more people in attendance.  If you missed this you can still view the plans and make comments at: www.mendip.gov.uk/saxonvaleemergingplan

Meanwhile, Frome gained ‘Fairtrade Town’ status for the sixteenth year in a row – something that we should be really proud of.

A brilliant J. W. Singer launch event at the Museum was a perfect start to the weekend and a performance of Symphonic Adiemus with Frome Voices and the Village Singers at Christ Church was a beautiful way to finish.

Finally, chickpeas can be grown in the UK but apparently they are best eaten green, like petit pois, with a taste like raw French beans and garden peas.  What a great question to top a busy few days in Frome!

28 February 2019
Last Updated
23 January 2021
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