Sustainable Frome runs a number of events through the year, as well as participating in events run by other groups.
Upcoming Events & Notices for 2017
The Cross Keys Inn in Corsley will be celebrating their first anniversary as a community-owned Free House – on Saturday 10th June from 2.00 p.m. Details on their website.
There will be an exciting and varied piano recital on Wednesday 7th June at Christ Church, in Christchurch Street West, from 7.30 pm. Free, with retiring collection.
Frome car-free walking group
A new walking group has been set up for people who like walking without driving. One walk a month, usually on a Saturday. Walks are around 8 to 12 miles long, medium pace. Please join the mailing list for details.
Fair Housing for Frome
The next meeting will be on the theme of Homesharing & Intergenerational Community, exploring how older and younger people could live together in ways that benefit both groups. Monday 19th June, 6-8 pm at Frome Town Hall in Christchurch St. West. Entry and refreshments are free. Details on FHfF’s website.
Car free outings over the summer
The Heart of Wessex line has excursions to Weymouth over the Summer – Saturdays, leaving Frome at 10.16 and returning from Weymouth at17.28.
On Saturday 26th August, Imberbus will be running their annual trip on a London Routemaster bus from Warminster station to Imber and other isolated locations on Salisbury Plain.
Warminster Bus Running Day will take place on 1st October, when around 30 historic buses and coaches operate free bus services from Warminster Town Centre between 10 am and 5 pm.
Series of talks on climate change
Nikki Jones, researcher/ writer on global energy, will be giving a series of evening talks in Bristol on climate change and energy use. The sessions begin on 17th May and are weekly until 28th June. Each begins at 7.30 p.m. and is free of charge. Please click on links below for more information or to book:
17 May – What is Climate Change?
24 May – Global Energy Trends
31 May – The Oil and Gas Industry
7 June – UK Energy: Emissions and Targets
14 June – Is Nuclear the Answer?
21 June – Land Use and Climate Change
28 June – The Way Forward
Nikki will also be running these talks in Bath, at The Bath Brew House, 14 James Street West, Bath BA1 2BX starting on the 12th June. Details below:
12th June – What is Climate Change?
19th June – A Beginner’s Guide to the Oil and Gas Industry
26th June – Global Energy Trends
3rd July – UK Energy, Emissions & Targets
10th July – Is Nuclear the Answer?
17th July – Land Use & Climate Change
24th July – The Way Forward
For more about Nikki’s work or to contact her, please click here.
Frome’s Share Shop is planning to introduce a new form of membership for people who want to support their work in the town but who may not need to borrow items from them. The supporting member will pay £3 a month; the benefits will go to a family in need through a collaboration with Fair Frome. Please register your interest at Share, The Bridge or email.
Permaculture – 9th-11th June
Plans are taking shape for a SW regional gathering 9th-11th June. Find out more here.
Workshop for ‘grassroots energy’ groups
Members of Sustainable Frome have been invited to a 1-day workshop in Bristol, planned for May/June, to promote networking and collaboration between groups fighting against dirty energy and fuel poverty and for community-controlled renewable energy. For more details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Consultation on dementia
Frome Dementia Action Alliance held an event at Frome Town Hall on Saturday 20th May from 10.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.. The first session (10.00 a.m -11.00 a.m.) was a public consultation on what could be done to make the town more dementia friendly. This was followed by a Dementia Friends session from 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Tomorrow – the film – March 2017
The showing of this positive and engaging film on 30th March at the Merlin was well attended and the organisers have donated the proceeds to the Green Party. It’s possible that a further Frome showing will be arranged – watch this space!
The town council has a thermal imaging camera that enables you to assess the thermal efficiency of your home or other buildings. Sue Everett is using it to survey houses on the Mount. If you’d like to borrow the camera, or join in the project to make wider use of it, please contact Cara Naden – email@example.com
Launch of Volunteer Frome
Members of Sustainable Frome were invited to attend an information session about Volunteer Frome – a new database making it easier for organisations to recruit volunteers and for volunteers to find opportunities that suit them. Sessions were held at the Assembly Rooms on 14th March. For more information, please contact Kate Hellard firstname.lastname@example.org
Edventure are looking for more volunteers to help with the Community Fridge. They need people to do an occasional fridge clean, as well as collecting food from local outlets. Just an hour a fortnight would be enormously helpful. If you can help, please contact email@example.com
Charles Dowding – No Dig Gardening – February 2017.
Charles is a well-known and very successful grower of vegetables and fruit, and a champion of the organic No-Dig method of cultivation. His books are in wide circulation and were available to purchase at the event. There was a visual presentation and a chance to put questions to Charles.
Growing Frome Potato Day and Seed Swap – February 2017
Seed potatoes and community seed swap plus fantastic food, workshops, talks and children’s activities.
As part of the Climate Coalition’s two weeks of action several events took place on Saturday 15th October:
- Free compost champion training
- School children will be singing about the environment .
- Photo-shoot with wildlife photographer Simon King and MP David Warburton to show community support for Frome’s ‘clean and healthy future’ report and target of going zero carbon by 2046 (or before!). A free short workshop and questions with our MP was also held and free children’s activities were provided by Frome Scrapstore.
In 2016, we held the Growing Frome Potato Day and Seed Swap on 14th February 2016, when around 400 people came to buy seeds, plants and equipment and to hear an excellent range of speakers. See the Frome Potato Day website for more information.
One Planet Sunday, October 2015
One Planet Sunday brought together all kinds of groups and projects to encourage more planet-friendly lifestyles. This included Incredible Edible Frome, Frome’s Missing Link, Share – A Library of Things and there was recycled fashion, live music, food and freshly pressed apple juice.
Ghostbusters in the Park – The Pedal-Powered Cinema
This was a fund-raising event for Frome’s Missing Link and a first for Frome: an outdoor film showing, powered by bicycles. Using the cinema equipment of Electric Pedals, we put on the movie Ghostbusters in July 2015, to a crowd of around 150 people, relaxing under the stars in Victoria Park.