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Consultation on planning

Consultation on planning

Mendip District Council is launching a final stage of consultation on an important new planning document which sets out the council’s requirements when planning permission is sought for the change of use of a community facility or employment site. The first stage of...

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Find out what was discussed at January’s Retail Group

Find out what was discussed at January’s Retail Group

Retail Group 31st January 2017 These are some notes of the Retail Group Meeting. There were not quite as many people as usual but they made up for that in both volume and quality. Review of December Trade had been seriously disrupted by the roadworks on Bath St. These...

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Chamber responds to out of town restaurant approval

Chamber responds to out of town restaurant approval

We are disappointed that approval has been given by Mendip District Council (MDC) for an edge of the bypass ‘family restaurant’ outside Frome between Sainsbury’s and the Mason’s Arms. Frome Town Council, Selwood Parish Council and Frome Civic Society all objected to...

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GROW with DIGITAL programme

GROW with DIGITAL programme

Enterprise Mendip is hosting a comprehensive programme of free digital training to support Mendip based businesses to grow. The programme covers many topics from digital marketing to small business IT. With a  seminar called ‘The A – Z of Business Computing’ the...

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Digital infrastructure & skills survey

Digital infrastructure & skills survey

The British Chambers of Commerce and Somerset Chamber are working together to understand Chamber members' current priorities and concerns around digital infrastructure and skills. It has put together a survey to capture your experiences and we’d encourage Frome...

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Christmas parking in Frome

Christmas parking in Frome

Mendip District Council has again organised free parking in the town in the run-up to Christmas. Shoppers will be able to park for free in the Cattle Market Car park on for Small Business Saturday on 3rd December 2016. And free parking will also apply to all Mendip...

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FCC PRESIDENT’S REPORT 2015/16

FCC PRESIDENT’S REPORT 2015/16

DELIVERED AT THE 2016 AGM ON 11 OCTOBER 2016 2015-16 has been a busy year for the Chamber. This Spring we held an open meeting for members and local businesses to discuss the role of the Chamber and to help plan future activities, and a lot of what we are doing and...

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Frome Business Breakfast with MP David Warburton

Frome Business Breakfast with MP David Warburton

The latest Business Breakfast went off road this month, to the Standerwick Centre out by Mole Valley Farmers and the Cattle Market. It provided an opportunity to showcase another great facility that is close to Frome and with plenty of space for the 40 or so...

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Local businesses get to grips with health & safety

Local businesses get to grips with health & safety

On Tuesday 25th October, the Frome & District Chamber of Commerce and Frome Town Council hosted another of their highly popular Discuss & Do series. This month, local businesses and community enterprises came together at The Cornerhouse to discuss the...

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