Useful Numbers for Frome and Surrounding Areas

Dentons has been providing local information and business listings since 1967. Below is a list of useful contact details for a range of services in Frome and the surrounding area. This includes information on council services, education, transport, health, recycling & emergency services

Council Office Services

Mendip District Council provides a range of services for the residents of Frome and the surrounding area including education and social care.

Council Tax0300 303 8588Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet BA4 5BT
Collections for Recycling and Rubbish0300 303 8588Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet BA4 5BT
Parking Fines0300 303 8588Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet BA4 5BT
A-Z of Servicesvisit website

 

Education

Schooling can be a difficult time for parents and pupils. Below are some useful numbers to help combat potential issues that may arise for both pupils and parents during a child’s time at school.

Admission to Schools0845 456 4038School Admissions, Somerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton TA1 4DY
Bullying 01823 356728The Corporate Equality Team, Somerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton TA1 4DY
Home to School Transport0845 345 9155Transporting Somerset, PPC302, Somerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton TA1 4DY
More Informationvisit website

Register Offices

Frome and its surrounding area has the most stunning scenery, making it register office in the area the ideal location to register for a marriage or civil partnership.

Registration Office 01373 462887 or visit websiteFrome Library, Justice Lane, Frome BA11 1BE

 

Emergency Services

Emergency services in Bath are well organised and extremely responsive. Contact information for the main emergency services in the Bath and North East Somerset area is listed below:

Emergency Services emergency 999 or non-emergency 101Localised national response
Avon and Somerset Constabulary101 or visit websiteSomerset
Frome Police Station101Oakfield Road, Frome BA11 4JG
Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service01392 872 200 or 101Headquarters, The Knowle, Clyst St. George, Exeter EX3 0NW
Frome Fire & Rescue Service101 or visit websiteKeyford, Frome BA11 1JG
South West Ambulance Service01392 261500Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter EX2 7HY

Hospitals


A selection of hospitals serving the Frome area.

CircleBath01761 422222 or visit websiteFoxcote Avenue, Peasedown St John, Bath BA2 8SQ
Frome Community Hospital01373 454740 or visit websiteEnos Way, Frome BA11 2FH
Royal United Hospital01225 428331 or visit websiteCombe Park, Bath BA1 3NG

NHS Services

There are a fantastic range of NHS services available to residents of Frome and the surrounding area. Whatever the problem, be it a broken tooth or a broken leg, specialists are on hand.

Child Healthvisit websiteor search on Dentons.net
Complementary Medicinesvisit websiteor search on Dentons.net
Dentists visit websiteor search on Dentons.net
Diabetes Servicesvisit websiteor search on Dentons.net
Doctors Surgeriesvisit websiteor search on Dentons.net
Mental Health Servicesvisit websiteor search on Dentons.net
Optical Servicesvisit websiteor search on Dentons.net
Pharmacy Servicesvisit websiteor search on Dentons.net
Sexual Health Servicesvisit websiteor search on Dentons.net

Social Services – Children, Young People, Adults and Families

Somerset County Council has a number of teams and specialists in place, to support adults, families and children in all circumstances.

Adoption and Fostering0800 587 9900Fostering and Adoption Enquiries, Somerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton TA1 4DY
Adult Social Care0845 345 9133Somerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton TA1 4DY
Adults with Learning Disabilities0845 345 9133Somerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton TA1 4DY
Children's Services0845 345 9122Somerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton TA1 4DY
Drug & Alcohol Team01823 357111Somerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton TA1 4DY
Older People – Carers0845 345 9133Somerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton TA1 4DY
More Informationvisit website

Post Offices

The popularity of sending a letter may be decreasing but in and around From, there are many post offices to buy a stamp, send a letter, purchase a rod fishing license or exchange money for a trip abroad.

The Post Office 0345 611 2970 or visit websiteLocalised national response
Fromefield Post Office0845 722 334418 Fromefield, Town Centre, Frome BA11 2HE
Frome Post Office0845 722 3344 Within Co-op, 7-9 Westway, Frome BA11 1BS
Maiden Bradley Post Office01985 844206Church Street, Maiden Bradley BA12 7HW
Mells Post Office01373 812251 Woodlands End, Mells BA11 3PF
Portway Post Office01373 467294 2 Portway, Frome BA11 1QP

Leisure Centres and Sports Facilities

Sports and leisure facilities in Frome are centred at the leisure centre offering a range of activities and classes and access to several clubs.

Frome Leisure Centre01373 465446 or visit websitePrincess Anne Road, Frome BA11 2SA

 

Transport

There are excellent transport links and regional rail services for Frome operated by First Great Western with the main line to London Paddington, Taunton and Plymouth available from Westbury railway station nearby.

Rail Enquiriesvisit websiteSearch national network
Frome Railway Station0845 700 0125‎Station Approach, Wallbridge, Frome BA11 1RE
Westbury Railway Station0845 700 0125Station Approach, Westbury BA13 4HP
Bus Timetablesvisit website

Housing for Homeless People

Somerset County Council provides advice and assistance is to tenants, landlords, lettings agents, owner occupiers, parents, young people and agencies to try and prevent homelessness wherever possible.

Housing Supportvisit websiteSomerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton TA1 4DY

Citizens Advice

For anyone facing money, legal, housing or benefit issues the Citizens Advice Bureau offers free, confidential and impartial advice.

Citizens Advice Bureau0844 375 2775 or visit websiteNationwide
Mendip Bureau01373 4564965 King Street, Frome BA11 1BH

Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber represents the interests of Frome’s business community by engaging in vital debates about both current issues and future developments in the town.

Wessex Chambers01225 355553 or visit website8 Ascot Court, White Horse Business Park, Trowbridge BA14 0XA

Coroner

A coroner’s role is to establish, normally by post-mortem, whether a death is natural or unnatural in the eyes of the law. If the death is unnatural, further investigations might be undertaken with a view to presenting a case to be heard before a coroner at an inquest.

Avon Coroner01275 461920 or visit websiteFlax Bourton Public Mortuary, Old Weston Road, Flax Bourton BS48 1UL

Directory Information

Our Frome dentons directory (10th edition) is currently distributed to over 20,500 business and residential addresses in the Frome area. The Frome distribution area also includes the localities of Beckington, Chapmanslade, Corsley Heath, Mells, Nunney and Rode. For more information about our directories, please click here.

About Frome

Cheap Street, Frome

Cheap Street, Frome

Frome is the fourth largest town in Somerset with a population that has doubled in the last forty years to about 27,000 today. It is approximately 13 miles south of Bath and located at the eastern end of the Mendip Hills. The centre of the town, through which the River Frome runs, is surrounded by hills.

The town has grown substantially in recent years but still retains a very large number of listed buildings, and most of the town centre falls within a conservation area.

Frome is twinned with the towns of Château-Gontier in France and Murrhardt in Germany.

History

Jenson Button

  • The name Frome comes from the Old English word ffraw meaning fair, fine or brisk and describing the flow of the river.
  • From 950AD to 1650, Frome was larger than Bath and originally grew due to the wool and cloth industry. In the early 1700s, Frome was an important commercial centre with its prosperity built on the wool and cloth trade. The peak of the local woollen industry came in the period from the 1500s to the 1700s. As the wool trade declined, Frome began to embrace the new engineering industries including metal-working and printing.   
  • The Formula One racing driver and 2009 world champion, Jenson Button, was born in Frome in 1980. 

Facts

  • Population – 24,510 (2001)
  • Governing Authority – Mendip District Council
  • Major Industries – Metal Working; Printing; Retail
  • Post Town – FROME
  • Postcode District – BA11
  • Dialling Code – 01373
  • Police – Avon and Somerset Police
  • Fire – Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service
  • Ambulance – South Western Ambulance Service

FIVE THINGS TO DO IN FROME

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St Catherine’s by Michael Clarke Stuff, CC BY 2.0 Flickr.com

1. Amble up and down the quaint cobbled street of St Catherine’s Hill, lined with fascinating independent shops. If you’re lucky enough to be there on the first Sunday of the month you’ll catch the exciting artisan market which stretches through the town centre.

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Frome Museum by Niki Odolphie CC BY 2.0 Flickr.com

2. Run totally by volunteers, the Frome Museum is a showcase for the town’s intriguing history, and a valuable archive for research into the area’s past. There’s always a special exhibition on the go, and the staff are enthusiastic and happy to point out the most interesting exhibits.

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Pheasant’s eye daffodil, Mells Walled Garden, by Matthew Britton. CC BY 2.0 Flickr.com

3. Just a few minutes from town in the picturesque village of Mells lies a hidden treat. The Walled Garden of Mells, with its historic honey-coloured stone walls, is laid out with traditional herbaceous perennials and is truly a delight. It’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy a light lunch or tea and home made cake under the apple trees.

 4. There’s always something hot and happening at the Cheese & Grain. Frome’s rather unique not-for-profit community venue boasts everything from roller discos to antiques markets, rock concerts to car boot sales. Pop in and peruse a schedule of the latest events while you have a cup of coffee at the buzzing cafe.

5. Black Swan Arts is a dynamic arts centre in the heart of town. There’s a vibrant programme of contemporary and innovative arts and crafts always unfolding. View the Main Gallery, three artists studios, a pop-up studio, SEED Gift Shop, and enjoy Divas Cafe. 

Discover Frome for yourself

Frome market place

Frome market place