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Frome Chamber of Commerce is on the lookout for new volunteer recruits to its committee to ensure the business voice of the town is heard.

It’s asking local business people to join its committee after several resignations have left it without a quorum and therefore unable to properly operate.

Without new volunteers it is likely the Chamber will have to close.

“Unfortunately, since our AGM last year, we’ve lost three committee members for personal reasons which understandably left them without the time to commit to the Chamber,” explained Chamber President Pauline Davey. “This has left the remaining committee without a quorum and therefore unable to conduct the Chamber’s business on behalf of our membership.

“So we are making an appeal to the Frome business community to ask for volunteers to join our committee. It would be great to get some fresh ideas and energy because this is a crucial time for Frome with some big issues facing the town’s businesses.

“Ideally we are looking for a cross-selection of volunteers from different business types in Frome and we need at least six people to come forward to ensure the longevity of the committee.

“Otherwise I’m sad to say that, after a long history and many years of hard work representing the business community in Frome, the Chamber will have to close its doors.”

“This would obviously be concerning because there are a lot of issues affecting businesses in Frome including the need for more employment land, car parking, transport links and internet connectivity, so we really hope we can persuade a good number of business people to consider putting themselves forward to join the committee so that the business community continues to be represented.”

Anyone interested in finding out more or nominating themselves for the committee should email Nominations are needed by Monday March 7 2022.