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Town Clerk's Update 8th November 2019

Dear all

As you will be aware we sadly had to cancel the free fireworks event on Saturday due to the terrible weather conditions.  We are delighted to announce that we have rescheduled this for Saturday 25th January, further details are below.  Additionally, here’s an update on what we’ve been up to lately: from Apple Day to zombie litter picks and not forgetting the Frome Walking Festival which is happening this weekend.

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Thanks Paul.
Frome’s free fireworks will return with a bang!
We're delighted to announce that the rescheduled free fireworks display will now take place on Saturday 25th January 2020. 

It’s Chinese New Year and Burns Night, so let us banish those January blues with a spectacular display, with warming and delicious refreshments. The fun will start from 6.00pm, with the fireworks show kicking off at 7.30pm accompanied by music.

Further details can be found here.
Core.. what a peely good day!
The weather thankfully held out on Sunday 20th October to allow visitors and families to celebrate everything appley at Apple Day, held again this year at the Community Orchard in the Old Showfield.
Great fun was had by all with apple juicing, chestnut tree planting, apple printing, face painting, peeling competitions, bunting making and lots more.   There was even an hilarious gurning competition hosted by Rare Species’ Mutt & Jeff.

The 'Talk Tent' was incredibly popular with talks from several experts raising awareness in bee re-wilding projects, local market gardens and an interactive foraging walk and talk.  And to stave off the autumnal chills, The Crumpeteers and Le Van Blanc were on hand with toasty tea & crumpets and warming mulled cider.

Read more about the day here

Help Light the Night this Christmas
Light the Night is a real community evening where everyone comes together to celebrate the turning on of Frome’s Christmas lights and a spectacular lantern procession.  This year it’s being held on Friday 29th November and we have created a fun packed evening. The festivities will start from 5pm and include carol singing, Father Christmas in his grotto and lots of delicious seasonal goodies from a host of stalls.

The main draw, the Light the Night lantern procession, will make its way down from St John’s Church at 18:15pm and will truly bring the Market Place alive with the variety of illuminated lanterns in all shapes and sizes.  Frome residents are encouraged to join in and build their own lanterns. There are workshops and even DIY lantern kits available, read more about how you can get involved here.


Exciting new Arts and Heritage centre for Frome moves a step closer
We've agreed with Mendip District Council a three month period to explore the feasibility of creating a new arts and heritage centre in the old Western Warehouse building at Saxonvale.

Read further details here.

Pick up your walking festival brochure now!
Frome’s Walking Festival returns this weekend on the 9th – 10th of November, and the two days are full to the brim with over 20 very different walks, meaning there’s something for everyone.  From the longer circular walks around Longleat and Orchardleigh Estate, to engaging family friendly walks with activity sheets and a quiz!

We've pulled together a handy guide that details all the walks, times and information.  The guides are available from the Town Hall, Discover Frome Information Point and cafes throughout town, you can also find it online.

All walks leave from outside the Cheese and Grain, where a pop-up information point with maps and guidance on completing your chosen walk. Walkers are encouraged to book tickets for each walk in advance to secure your place but many of them are free.  Read all about the festival and how to book here.
Scaring the rubbish out of Frome
There was a spooktacular turnout for Frome’s Litter Warriors latest meet.  The Halloween themed zombie litter pick brought together the young and old in the fight against rubbish on Frome’s streets.

The Litter Warrior team met on Thursday 31st outside Tesco Express in Stonebridge; the most spookiest of costumes were worn and a face painting team were on hand to conjure up some further ghoulish looks.

The litter pick itself took the team through the Old Showfield and surrounding green spaces and they managed to pick up an unfortunately staggering six full bin bags of rubbish. The items were then sorted into recycling or biodegradable items.

Would you like to join the Litter Warriors? Read all about the upcoming litter picks around Frome here.

Top Environmentalist, Rob Hopkins, to come to Frome
Rob Hopkins, the founder of the international Transition Towns movement and one of the Independent’s Top 100 environmentalists, is coming to Frome on 5th December to talk about his new book. ‘From What Is to What If: Unleashing the Power of Imagination to Create the Future We Want’ explores actions communities are taking to enable a better future.

Rob’s talk will take place at the Cheese and Grain on Thursday 5th December at 7pm. The event is co-hosted by Sustainable Frome and Frome Town Council and links to the council’s programme of climate panels on 12th, 19th and 26th November.

Further details and how to book tickets can be found here.
Dates for your diary 

6 November FTC Council Matters Committee

9 - 10 November Frome's Walking Festival

10 November Remembrance Sunday

12 - 26 November Climate Panels

20 November  Frome Town Council Meeting
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