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Next Annual General Meeting of Save Open Spaces Frome Ltd.

Date to be announced: January 2019 in Frome Town Hall.

Would as many as possible please attend as a quorum of shareholders is required to vote on issues and decisions.


22 September 2018Another tree into the Sledging Field and across our fence

Due to the very high winds of the past few days at least one more tree has fallen down from the former T.H.White site. We will see what we can do to tidy up Monday 24th if weather permits, or as soon as practicable.  JY & IM

Updated 24/09/18 This morning we cleared the fallen tree which inside the SOS Whatcombe Fields area, and repaired the fence which it had damaged. 90 mins.

The willow tree down across the fence

The overhanging branches cleared and our fence repaired.

Following this Ian and I refixed some fence posts which were beginning to come loose, due in part to the ground still being very dry. We then checked that the drain under the public footpath which used to be flooded was flowing well. I also trimmed some of the side growth to the public footpath at that point. This is one of the tasks I do for Somerset C.C. Rights Of Way department, having adopted the public paths running through the Fields area.    Jimm






23 August 2018Second Toppings

Update to the below:

A few days later Ian spent several hours attacking thistles on the flat enough areas at the top alongside the A361 by the temporary fence,  towards the cottage by the Ramblers' gate, and at the foot of the steep slope.


23.8.18: Ian and I ran his newer tractor with the topper over the first fields areas he had topped earlier in the year. There was evidence of some thistles re-flowering, so best to attack them.

The tractor & topper can only go over relatively flat ground, so the rough and steep sections will still need to be hand-pulled, by anyone who would care to help please.       

Driver's view of thistles ahead.

View in mirror of the following topper and what it has cut.

Grass still tufty at present after the long dry spell.  Jimm


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