The Friends of the River Frome is a group of people who feel passionately about the state of the Somerset River Frome and its surroundings.
Our activities include
- the strictly practical (working parties)
- the necessary (finding grants to do work on steep banks)
- the forward-looking (negotiating development of the river's environment with all the interested parties)
- and the more leisurely (outings)
This website will tell you more about the Friends, who we are, what we do, the variety of activities for you and how you can join us.
In short, if you care for the River Frome, then Friends of the River Frome is for you!
- Belay That!
- In order to make the place clean and tidy for the visit of Walkers are Welcome on Sunday 18th, we have just one more litterpick this year, on Saturday 17th.This one will follow some paths leading away from the river corridor. (16Nov)
- That's all, folks!
- Please note, we are not running any more litterpicks this year. We expect to restart in March.Our thanks to everyone who turned up to support Surfers Against Sewage last Sunday: lots of hard work, and a big result. (24Oct)
- Wellsupported litterpick
- Fourteen good people turned out to clean up the river and its surroundings today. One couple worked from a canoe, and there were three children among us. The mayor of Frome, Richard Ackroyd who is one of our trustees, took time out from his Land's End to John O'Groats cycle ride to lend a hand. (You can sponsor Richard via the Just Giving website.) (1Sep)
- Mayhem in the Meadow
- This year's Mayhem was blessed with super weather. Jessy Grant of BART gave a demo of river fly monitoring, which got lots of people into the river brandishing nets. (25May)
- Fun way to prevent pollution Saturday 24 March
- Join Frome Recreation and Open Ground Supporters at 3pm outside the library. We will be painting a yellowish symbol on storm drains to draw attention to the dangers to the river from pollution. (16Mar)
- Cancelled Litterpick
- Litterpick on March 3rd is cancelled due to weather conditions. We hope to see you in April. (2Mar)
- 2018 AGM, 7.30pm, Tuesday 6th February at Frome Canoe Club
Our guest speaker this year will be Zoe Hancock, who is the Catchment Coordinator for the Bristol Avon Catchment Partnership. The partnership comprises a range of organisations, groups and authorities dedicated to improving the water environment, and providing wider benefits for people and nature: The Catchment-Based Approach.
Free refreshments will be provided.(17Jan)