This month's meeting about a proposed huge supermarket in the centre of Frome drew an amazing 400-plus turnout and crystallised real concern about the plans. As promised, there now follows a second public meeting - aimed at informing the town about the current
ownership and plans for the site, what could be put forward as an alternative, and how a campaign should develop.
We are pleased that representatives of Mendip District Council will be coming to present the long-standing Planning Brief for the Saxonvale site, which contains no huge supermarket development of the kind now put forward. There will also be information about the site's current ownership status and practical steps members of the community
can take to influence the plans. Most importantly, we want the meeting to get to grips with some very pressing issues: What do people want to see on that side of the town? What are their questions about the Planning Brief, or anything else regarding local regeneration? And as a community, what should we do next?
We encourage everyone to come, whether they’re concerned, opposed, or simply interested, a trader, councillor, born and bred in Frome or a more recent arrival. The meeting will take place at the Cheese And Grain, Frome, on Wednesday January 19th, between 7.30pm and 9.30pm. See you there...