'Connecting Frome' event will explore Frome's place in Somerset

7 April 2017

Connecting Frome event poster

'How Frome can thrive as a green town in Somerset' is the subject of a public meeting at the Cheese and Grain on 20th April.

At the free meeting, Independents for Frome Town Councillors Peter Macfadyen, Mel Usher and Jean Boulton will join the Green Party's District Councillors Shane Collins, Des Harris and Stina Falle, and County candidates Martin Dimery, John Clarke and Pepita Collins. They will discuss how to improve Frome's links with Somerset County Council ahead of county elections on 4th May, consider ideas to ensure Frome receives its fair share of resources from County Hall and how Frome's green and independent approach can be supported at Mendip District too. The meeting will be interactive, with a chance for the audience to ask questions and make their own suggestions.

"Frome has definitely lost out in the last few years when resources have been distributed by the County. We are always at the back of the queue," said Mr Usher.

The meeting will be a chance for people to discuss ideas about how to improve the situation, said John Clarke, Green Party candidate for Frome West at the upcoming county election. "It's important to have an open, accountable and transparent local government, working with and empowering people," he added.

The "Connecting Frome" meeting is organised by East Mendip Green Party, and will be held upstairs at the Cheese & Grain on Thursday 20 April at 7.30 p.m.It will be chaired by Michael Gay of Wanstrow Parish Council.

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