IfF are different. We’re not about parties or arguments or national issues: instead we are local candidates from all backgrounds and with a range of different opinions. What we have in common is that we all want what’s best for Frome.
In 2011, Frome voted for change and since then IfF have led the Town Council. Over the last eight years, we’ve delivered that beyond all expectations.
We’re also different because we get things done. At the last election we promised:
To reclaim the Showfleld and the Town Hall for us all.
Make sure that developments at Saxonvale and the Market Place work for everyone.
Help Fair Frome and other local organisations working against inequality
To listen and engage even more – so we held People’s Budget events and community Forums.
To create an ambitious Neighbourhood plan which would give Frome control of its own destiny
To balance the books and attract investment – a total of more than £3/4 million over the last four years
We did all of that and as well:
– Gave support and grants to an incredible range of local organisations, from the UK’s first Share Shop and Community Fridge to fireworks and the cricket club.
– Saved green spaces for the community, including the Dippy, parts of Rodden Meadow and the Mount Play Area.
– Supported local businesses with networking, advice and events.
– Provided a free energy advice service for residents, and supported energy saving and sustainable projects such as hybrid vehicles and the Frome Renewable Energy Co-op.
We’ve even won awards for our work, including Council of the Year in 2015.
We want to carry on working with and listening to the people of Frome. Four current IfF councillors and 13 new candidates will be standing for election in May, and we all want to carry on the good work. We believe in ambition, fairness, respect, trust, transparency and optimism – and in making change happen.