FROGS: Frome Recreation and Open Ground Supporters

Welcome

FROGS is a community group of volunteers encouraging the use protection and enjoyment of outdoor spaces in and around Frome.

We want to make sure that the green spaces are safe and inviting for people of all ages to enjoy.

We welcome anyone who is interested in the outdoors and making sure that we enjoy it and look after it.

FROGS have organised several bat- and bird-box building days. Events are also organised along the Welshmill Greenway and in Victoria Park.

Latest News

Frome Children's Festival
Remember - Sunday 10th July from 12noon to 6pm from Welshmill Park to the Cheese and Grain. Put the date in your diary and get ready for another day full of fun! There will be sports, wildlife, stories, crafts, face painting, drumming, forest school, music and much more! AND ITS ALL FREE! See more at www.facebook.com/fromechildrensfestival 2015 FESTIVAL WAS BRILLIANT! (19/06/16)
Midsummer Picnic
We are getting there ! To celebrate progress in developing the Roundhouse Garden at The Other Side, volunteers will be holding a Midsummer Picnic and Working Party at the solstice. All are welcome to come along on Monday 20 June any time between 5pm and 9pm and see what has been achieved, as well as our plans for the next stages. Bring a picnic (ideally food to share), gardening tools, gloves and sensible footwear. We will be doing jobs such as planting and mulching shrubs and climbers, preparing and planting raised beds, and cutting back weed growth. More details www.facebook.com/events/308727012792156/ It won’t be all work though, as we celebrate this lovely riverside space at the centre of town. Walk from the Cheese and Grain car park over the Jensen Button bridge, turn right and keep going alongside the river – or come from the Welshmill Lane end, across the river from the play park. We also have regular volunteer sessions in June on Saturdays from 2 to 4pm and would be delighted to have more helpers – just turn up, or contact apothecarygardenfrome@gmail.com (06/06/16)
Learn about the wild meadow.
Come and help us at the Roundhouse at The Otherside, on the opposite side of the river from the Pump Track. Every Saturday in April/May between 2 and 4pm join with others to sow a wild meadow, create raised beds and make the area a pleasant place. Please wear gardening gear - it can be muddy ! And bring gloves if you have them. We have some tools, but you may prefer the ones you are familiar with, so do bring them too. All welcome ! (21/04/16)
Volunteers needed from 25th March onwards !
Can you help with some groundwork for the Pocket Park project around the Roundhouse, The Otherside (opposite Welshmill Park) ? Please look on the diary page to see whether you can join one (or more !) of the working parties. (16/03/16)
Money for The Otherside
FROGS and other local groups have received £4,000 from the Department of Community and Local Government under the 'Pocket Park' scheme to improve The Otherside (the other side of the river from Welshmill Park). Come along to 'Love your River Day' on 13th February 10 till 4 at the Canoe Club, or Seed Swap and Potato Day at the Cheese & Grain on 14th February to look at the plans ! (10/02/16)
Keep up with FTC's open spaces news
Most of the parks and open spaces are looked after by Frome Town Council. You can join their mailing list and hear their latest news and updates - visit http://www.frometowncouncil.gov.uk/sign-up-to-our-parks-green-spaces-mailing-groups/ (22/01/16)
Love Your River Day !
'Love Your River’ day is on 13th February, from 10am to 4pm You might not guess from the stretch of the river Frome that you see most often in town, but it is actually is one of the best in the country for diversity and stocks of fish. The town stretches of the river really let it down, so FTC is partnering with the Environment Agency this spring to improve the river habitat for fish and wildlife in Rodden Meadow and Weylands. Find out how you can get involved with this project by dropping into the “Love Your River” day, based at the Canoe Club on Saturday 13th Feb. (08/01/16)