June 2019 meeting: Frome Town Council

Anna Francis spoke to a packed SF/XR joint meeting about the many and varied green initiatives the Town Council has set up and she highlighted ways we can get involved and help with the greening of Frome. The Resilience section of the Frome Town Council website  has loads of interesting stuff — have a look! For…

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Sustainable Frome Grant Offer

Sustainable Frome has some money in its coffers and is making a GRANT OFFER. This will be officially launched at the June meeting and will be open for 3 months. £3000 is available and the plan is to give grants of between £50 and £500 to environmental projects. These have to fit in with the Sustainable Frome objects and must be viable,…

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February 2019 meeting: Preparing for Brexit

At our February meeting the focus was on how we can come together as a community to provide support in the wake of Brexit. We started the evening by watching an inspiring film about how the community came together in Argentina after the economic collapse in 2002 – Argentina: Hope in Hard Times. This was followed by…

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December 2018 meeting: Group session with Chris Hardy

Chris Hardy is a coach and musician who helps groups form tighter bonds of community, love and trust. Having the courage to acknowledge our current challenges, and to take affirmative action, is not an easy feat. This group session aimed to help us address our emotional wellbeing and build community. Through facilitated group exercises involving the breath,…

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November 2018 meeting: Frome Uprising and Extinction Rebellion planning

Thursday 1st November – Good Heart Cafe, Palmer Street. Bring food to share from 6.30, meeting from 7pm. We will be looking back at the ‘Frome Uprising‘ month, the three events, the demo, and the two talks, assessing how it went and if anything could have been done better and what we can learn from it.…

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Carne Ross, the Accidental Anarchist

Carne Ross, former British UN diplomat during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, came to the Rye Bakery on Friday 5th October to discuss the inner workings of British foreign policy & his transformation into an anarchist. A showing of his documentary ‘Accidental Anarchist’ was followed by a Q&A session and wider discussion about the issues raised. See this post…

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Rising Up: Upping the Game — a talk by Roger Hallam

Speaker Roger Hallam outlined the impacts of climate change and what actions we can take to enable the switch away from fossil fuels. Roger said ‘The science is done – we are heading for climate catastrophe in the next decade and face the prospect of extinction if governments don’t change course very fast. Come and hear the…

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Frome Rises for Climate

An impressive crowd showed up at the Boyle Cross on the 8th September as part of the international RISE FOR CLIMATE campaign. Frome joined thousands of cities and towns around the world in holding an action and rally to demonstrate how the tide has turned in the race against climate change, to showcase climate action taking…

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September 2018 meeting: What if?

Thursday 6th September – Good Heart Cafe, Palmer Street. We had a ‘What if’ session – a space to generate some crazy fun doable ideas. It seemed fitting for the first meeting of the new learning year to tap into our imagination. Even whilst we had a round of introductions and notices there were already…

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July 2018 meeting: The Future for Sustainable Frome?

July 5th – The Future for Sustainable Frome? A big thank you to everyone who came to the meeting at the Town Hall to discuss the future of Sustainable Frome.  Many voiced their support, valuing a place to come and discuss issues that affect us and to connect with others for inspiration and action.  There…

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