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!
- Nick and DorothyAnne meander along the river
- A recent radio conversation while walking south along the river will go out on 96.6 FM on 25 May. It can be heard now on the internet. For further information follow this link. (15/05/13)
- Five organisations tackle litter this morning
- The Town Council, Westway traders, River Friends, Christians,and Macdonalds all worked to clean up Frome this morning. We reached from the playpark at Singers Knoll to the bottom of the river at Welshmill and along the river from Wallbridge to Weylands. (11/05/13)
- Goosanders raise a family in Rode
- We were told this morning that six ducklings have been seen with the Goosander pair in Rode. This is a first for this area. (11/05/13)
- River Friends Litter Pick launches Keep Frome Clean
- The Keep Frome Clean campaign is starting with our River Friend litter pick at 10.30am on Saturday 11 May. All are welcome to come along to the foyer of the Cheese and Grain to register and take part. Please wear gloves and footwear suitable for slopes. (09/05/13)
- FromeFM has a useful website
- It is now possible to go straight to Bob Sargent and Dorothy-Anne Bryant chatting at the riverside! This programme, made last Autumn, includes some of the thinking behind the strategic review. For further information follow this link. (06/05/13)
- Sunny Garden Party
- Last Saturday river lovers enjoyed conversation and afternoon tea in Nick's garden (06/05/13)
- The Mayors Citizen Award to Dorothy Anne
- Our hard-working member Dorothy Anne Bryant has been awarded a Citizens Award by Frome's mayor Pippa Goldfinger at the Town Council's annual public meeting. Dorothy Anne puts a huge amount of time on behalf of the town through her Frome FM radio 'meander' programmes, her involvement with Christian church group activity and of course her tireless efforts on behalf of Friends of the River Frome. DA we salute you! (28/04/13)
- A member comments on the item below
- I just listened this morning and found it very interesting. Nice to know that the developers have been so helpful. (20/03/13)
- Missing Link on FromeFM
- Dr Mark Vose and Dorothy-Anne walk along the river and discuss the plans for opening up Sustrans path to Low Water and beyond. It is available now on the internet by going to www.fromefm.co.uk and clicking on programmes then talk on the buttons at the top followed by meandering on the list at the side. For further information follow this link. (20/03/13)
- 53 volunteers and as many sacks of rubbish.
- The Missing Link volunteers and others cleared a huge amount from north of Welshmill including a bicycle in the river. Other groups worked at Stonebridge, the Mount, at the Wallbridge end of town, and along the river in the centre. Alan Carpenter went out in his canoe to get the bits others could not reach. Some of us met back at the Canoe Club for a well-earned cup of tea at noon and one lady was heard to remark that she hadn't had as much fun for a long time. For further information follow this link. (11/03/13)
- River Strategy report adopted by Town Council
At the Frome Town Council meeting on 23rd January, the Councillors unanimously agreed to adopt the River Frome Strategic Review written by Friends of the River Frome. The Externals committee had commissioned FoRF to develop and write the report and they were very complimentary of its professionalism and of the options presented within it.
The Town Council have now asked FoRF to develop more detailed costings of options covering the town centre, Rodden Meadow and Welshmill with a view to making application to Mendip District Council for grant funding of these projects. Fantastic progress for river improvement!For further information follow this link. (23/02/13)