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Mendip Car Parking review means big changes for Frome

Mendip Car Parking review means big changes for Frome

Mendip District Council has done a review of its Car Parking Strategy. Although there is as yet no formal consultation on it we have a copy which includes the following:- MDC propose to increase car parking charges by the increase in CPI rounded up to the nearest 10p...

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Discuss and Do looks at Instagram

Discuss and Do looks at Instagram

We had another great Discuss and Do event at Sam’s Kitchen in January, run by Frome Diary’s Dawn Denton. She looked at how Instagram can help build a community around your business. She covered everything from how to set up your business profile to using hashtags, the...

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Be an award-winning business!

Be an award-winning business!

Entries have opened for the Mendip Business Awards and the Chamber would love to see more Frome companies put themselves forward for an accolade. You have until the end of March to get your entry in! This year there are even more categories – including ones for...

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Help needed for mock interviews at Frome College

Help needed for mock interviews at Frome College

Frome College is looking for local business people to work with its students to help them get ready for the world of work. Each year the College offers its Year 10 students the chance to take part in mock interviews and they need plenty of people to help put the...

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Businesses invited to show Walkers are Welcome in Frome

Businesses invited to show Walkers are Welcome in Frome

Frome Town Council is looking for local businesses to get involved in its bid to get Walkers are Welcome accreditation for Frome. Project Officer Emma Parker is inviting companies based in the town to get in touch to find out the benefits of being part of the scheme....

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Free consultancy for local business from town council

Free consultancy for local business from town council

Frome Town Council is offering free confidential consultancy for local businesses. The visit takes an hour and highlights a range of opportunities to promote the good things you are doing, to improve performance and to play a role in the local community.  We provide a...

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Somerset Social Entrepreneurs Programme 2018

Somerset Social Entrepreneurs Programme 2018

We've been told about two new programmes for 2018 for Somerset social enterprises which sound really interesting. Both are run by the School for Social Entrepreneurs based in Dartington but it is running special programmes for Somerset. The Somerset Social...

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Free training for staff development

Free training for staff development

SS&L has a great offer for Somerset businesses. Through a unique funding partnership SS&L is offering a variety of training courses to help develop your staff and benefit your business - at no cost to your business. You can choose for your staff to gain skills in...

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Frome Retail Group minutes for November 2017 meeting

Frome Retail Group minutes for November 2017 meeting

Minutes of the Frome Retail Group at The Cornerhouse on Tuesday 7 November at 6pm Peter Wheelhouse from Frome Town Council confirmed that the Market Place Redevelopment Phase I would be cleared before the end of the month. Dates for Phase II and Phase I Part 2 depend...

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Free Christmas parking in Frome

Free Christmas parking in Frome

Great news for Christmas. Mendip District Council has announced that there will be free parking in all its car parks in the week before Christmas. The Chamber has been told that all MDC carparks - subject to each individual carpark's time restrictions - will have free...

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