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River Vision project

Our local river (the River Frome) is like a hidden gem, brimming with potential to make our community life even better. The health of the river directly impacts how well we handle climate-related challenges like floods and droughts. If we take good care of it, we help ourselves and the fascinating nature around us, kind of like giving our local ecosystem a big protective hug. 


Our vision for the River Frome is to make it a place everyone can easily enjoy. Late last year, we submitted a proposal to Frome Town Council, asking for improved access at Rodden Meadow. This includes additional seating, a path, steps down to the river and a platform overlooking the river. We have gained their support and now talking to the community and fundraising is needed to make the whole dream come true. We're not going at it alone – we’ve connected closely with the main groups who use and look after the river, gaining their insights and support.

Mean while, we've put a litter-picking station right outside the library. We're in cahoots with those protecting the river, created a giant otter and fish for the Frome Lantern Parade (if you'd like to host Lumi, our giant otter in a public space, get in touch) and have met with our local MP, Sarah Dyke.

This project has got everyone talking! 


In 2024, we're on a mission to shout louder about how locals can play a role and support ongoing efforts to encourage polluters to adopt environmentally beneficial practices, ultimately contributing to the improvement of our local environment.


“People Protect What They Love” – Jacques Cousteau

By making a part of the river more accessible and hosting engaging events and activities, we hope to create a vibrant, sustainable, and inclusive space for everyone to enjoy, ultimately promoting physical and mental well-being among our community.

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The Frome Families for the Future River Vision project is working in partnership with Edventure Frome Future Shed. Future Shed is part of Green & Healthy Frome, a partnership programme of Edventure Frome, Frome Medical Practice and Frome Town Council taking action on health and climate, funded by the National Lottery’s Climate Action Fund. FFFF are 'in residence' with Future Shed and the GHF project in 2023-24, that connects climate and health.

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