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Tour de Frome with Young Urbanists
May 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tour de Frome
Join the AoU Young Urbanists on a tour of the Somerset town of Frome, voted the best place to live in the South West. Find out why Frome won the AoU Great Town Award in 2016 for its innovative approach to local governance and place-making. Discover what happened next to this independent outpost.
On the tour we will be joined by a small mix of local town Councillors and Academicians from the original assessment in 2015, who will offer their insight into the town’s successes and failures and what the lessons that have been learned since the original assessment.
Link to original assessment: https://www.academyofurbanism.org.uk/frome/
Programme (times are a guide)
Registration & refreshments
Welcome by The Mayor, Cllr Richard Ackroyd
Presentations on Frome Town Council’s work
Walkabout – Frome Town Centre
Led by Peter Wheelhouse (FTC Economic & Regeneration Manager) & Pippa Goldfinger (former Cllr)
- St. Catherine’s, Frome’s artisan quarter
- Market Place including briefing on Market Place remodelling
- Frome Cheese & Grain – music venue, market hall & Bert Jansch Media Centre
Walk to Silk Mill – via Cheap Street, a medieval street & independent shopping area
Briefing on Saxonvale regeneration – Silk Mill
Led by Nash Partnership
Tea and cake
Car: Frome can be accessed via the A4 from the north and the A36 from the west. It is approximately a 1 hour drive south of Bristol and 3 hour drive south-west from London.
Train: It is approximately a 2 hour train ride from London and 1 hour ride from Bristol
£5 Young Urbanists, AoU