Events

Sustainable Frome runs a number of events through the year, as well as participating in events run by other groups.

Upcoming Events & Notices for September & beyond

19th September, 19:30 – 21:30, Earthing Heaven – How can local churches heal our land? Frome Town Hall. Free places are available to book here:

25th September, 18.00-20.00 – Frome Fair Housing event ‘Tenants and Landlords’, to learn and share stories about private renting in Frome. Frome Town Hall, free entry, all welcome.

28th September, 19:00 – 21:00, What is Climate Change? Talk by Nikki Jones, Frome Town Hall. This is the first in a series of Energy & Climate Change talks at Frome Town Hall hosted by
Frome Town Council, Sustainable Frome and East Mendip Green Party.

28th September 2017
What is Climate Change?

19th October
The Oil and Gas Industry: A Beginner’s Guide

23rd November
Global Energy Trends

14th December
UK Energy, Emissions and Targets

15th February 2018
Is Nuclear the Answer?

22nd March
Land Use and Climate Change

19th April
The Way Forward

12th October, 19:30 – Frome Anti-Fracking Group meeting, upstairs at the Cheese and Grain

12th November – Electric vehicle event and pedal powered cinema at the Cheese and Grain – more on this in the next newsletter

Other Notices

SHARE has an  Apple Press available – £12 per hire period.

Volunteer drivers: Frome Community Cars are now doing 140 lifts a month and needs more drivers, even once a month is a great help.Contact here:

YMCA Frome – have been shortlisted to win funding for  community solar panels but need to get the most votes. Please vote here and share by 20th October

Innovative litter ideas? £10,000 is available for projects which implement innovative ways of reducing litter arisings – contact Anna before 26th September

Vegan Frome – there are 80 members of Frome Vegan facebook page. We are hoping to organise a Frome Vegan Fair in January. Contact Anna if interested.

Repeal Bill – there is concern the bill leaves out protection for the legislation around recognition of animals as sentient beings. Petition here

The Community Fridge  are currently looking for sponsors – individuals or businesses. If you think you could help, please take a look at Edventure’s website.

Electric cars for hire

Two fully-electric Renault Zoe hatchback cars are now available for hire at Frome Town Hall and the Cheese & Grain Car Park, run by the E-Car Club, replacing the former Co-Wheels scheme. To sign up, go to Ecar.

Bike hire

A new bike hire scheme has also been set up, with the support of Frome Town Council.

Friends of the River Frome

The group are mounting an effort to clear Himalayan Balsam from the river. Please contact Judy Hosegood to join them for wading and exploring the river from a very different and beautiful point of view (waders are provided!).

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.

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.

SHARE

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.

Previous Events

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!

Thermal imaging

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 – nadenc@frometowncouncil.gov.uk

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 hellardk@frometowncouncil.gov.uk

Community Fridge

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 fridge@edventurefrome.org

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.

Climate Coalition Event – October 2016

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.

potatoday15Potato Day and Seed Swap 2016

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.