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Are you manufacturing in Somerset?

Are you manufacturing in Somerset?

Network, collaborate and share best practices with your peers through the Somerset Manufacturers Group.  As a source of knowledge and ideas to drive the growth of your business, get involved and identify opportunities for funding and other business support. SMG also...

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Braeside Works

Braeside Works

Frome Chamber of Commerce has sent in a submission on planning proposals for housing on a site at Braeside Works, on a site north of The Old Church School coming out onto Christchurch Street next to Pure Moves. Our main objection is that it is contrary to Mendip...

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Saxonvale plans

Saxonvale plans

The Chamber welcomes the news that Mendip District Council has purchased certain parts of the Saxonvale site in Frome and we look forward to hearing more about its plans for developing the site. We believe the Saxonvale planning brief remains an excellent document to...

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Town Benchmarking Survey 2017

Town Benchmarking Survey 2017

Each year the town council undertakes a town benchmarking survey to see how Frome measures up nationally. Overall, the latest survey is good news for the town, concluding 'Frome continues to be a successful and popular local service centre'. Other findings show that...

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Free support for Somerset businesses

Free support for Somerset businesses

If you’re looking for new ways to make more money and find new customers the you might be interested in the Growth Support Programme. This is completely free to businesses in the Somerset area and the support on offer includes: An initial 3 hour face to face meeting...

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Calling all mentors

Calling all mentors

We'd like to encourage local business people to put themselves forward to become Enterprise Advisors for our future workforce. The Careers & Enterprise Company, the Heart of the South West LEP and CSW Group are working with schools across Somerset, linking businesses...

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Outcome on car parking charges in Frome

Outcome on car parking charges in Frome

Car Parking Charges - report from Mendip District Counci'ls Cabinet meeting on 21 May 2018 The outcome is:- 1. Car parking charges will increase, and the Portfolio Holder has authority to increase them for the next three years. 2. Season ticket prices will increase...

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Chamber responds to car park proposals for Frome

Chamber responds to car park proposals for Frome

Mendip District Council (MDC) is considering a review of its car parking strategy for the whole of Mendip which presently includes plans to increase hourly fees by RPI rounded up to the nearest 10p, and then again annually, put up the price of season tickets  by 60%...

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