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In 2012 the first publicly funded Steiner Academy in the UK opened in Frome. Initially in a temporary location in Corsley, it moved to the permanent location on Park Road in September 2014.

Whether you’re local, a fan or a stranger to the town, Frome is the perfect starting point to find out about the advantages of being a Fromite, showing off the very best of what this famous Somerset town has to offer.

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The civil parish of Frome has adopted the style of a town, and there is a Town Council of 17 members. Reduced from 20 Councillors in 2005.[29] Councillors are split between eight wards: three each for the Berkley Down, College, Keyford, two each for Market, Oakfield and Park Wards, and once each for the Highpoint and Innox Wards. The most recent elections were in May 2015, following which the council is made up of 17 members of the Independents for Frome party (ifF).[30]

The A361 bypasses the town around the southern and eastern edges, while the A362 passes through the centre of the town from north-west to south-east.

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There are 6 electoral wards in Frome having the same total population as that quoted above.

The town has a new National Health Service community hospital, operated by Somerset Primary Care Trust, located on the site of the former Showground at Fromefield.[32] The new hospital was opened in 2008, replacing the former Frome Victoria Hospital in Park Road which had been in use since 1901. The nearest general hospital is the Royal United Hospital in Bath.

The main areas of the town are (approximately clockwise from the north-west): Innox Hill, Welshmill, Packsaddle, Fromefield, Stonebridge, Clink, Berkley Down, Easthill, Wallbridge, The Mount, Keyford and Lower Keyford, Marston Gate, The Butts, Critchill, Trinity, and Gould's Ground.[34]

Frome has a thriving arts scene.[48] The high-point is the annual ten-day Frome Festival in July, which in recent years has included more than 160 events held at various venues in and around the town.[49] The town is host to a number of artists, many of whom open their studios to the public during the Festival.[50] An Artisan Market is held on Catherine Hill monthly between April and October.[51]

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Market fans can now become Market Makers by joining our new membership card scheme.  If you'd like to help us stay independent, support our traders and grab yourselves some amazing discounts then join us today!  Find out more and sign up here.

The Frome & District Agricultural Society holds an annual Agricultural & Cheese Show in September.[60] This was formerly held on the Showground at Fromefield, but in recent years has moved to West Woodland, 2 miles (3.2 km) to the south of the town. The Frome Society for Local Study was founded in 1958, and helped to establish and run Frome Museum.[61]

Frome is the largest town within the Somerset non-metropolitan district of Mendip, although the administrative centre is Shepton Mallet. Prior to 1974 it was administered by Frome Urban District.[27]

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The metal-working and printing industries which replaced wool as Frome's main industry have declined but not left the town. Singers still has a presence in the town, as does Butler and Tanner, although the latter (now named Butler Tanner and Dennis following a take-over) hit major financial difficulties in 2008, and made two-thirds of its workforce redundant.[39][40]


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From M4 J18 take A46 / A36 via Bath, from A303 take A36 or A350 via Warminster A362

Visit Somerset is your new go-to destination if you would like to learn from first-hand experience and explore the possibilities of joining the thriving Frome family. If you’re looking for a taster of trading on the cobbled streets of Catherine Hill, you could always join the town’s market sellers by heading over there and getting involved.

Frome has three twin towns: Château-Gontier in France, Murrhardt in Germany and Rabka-Zdrój in Poland.

There are no further or higher education establishments in Frome, the closest third-level institution being the University of Bath. A vocational training facility opened in a temporary building in 2008.[42]

‘Talk about a wake up call. When it comes to buzz, most towns should want what Frome is having’ – Oxford Mail

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Make a date in your diary and uncover the exciting new events popping up all over town, or shop for treasures from the famous Catherine Hill boutiques - the town’s your oyster!

Air: Frome is 35 miles from Bristol Airport

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