A Green & Healthy Future for Frome has launched

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Here’s what you need to know

A Green & Healthy Future for Frome wants to achieve a health and climate win-win. How? Through a town-wide partnership with Edventure: Frome, Frome Medical Practice, Frome Town Council and you! The programme, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, is based on the idea that people’s health and the health of the planet are intertwined – if we improve one, we’ll also improve the other. Our new initiatives include…

Frome Future Shed 

What skills or practical activities do you think Frome needs to be equipped for a greener, healthier future? Future Shed brings local people together to shape the town’s future in positive, practical ways. Share your ideas on our live ideas board and add your comments to the many ideas that have already been shared. We will matchmake popular ideas with local people who can take them forward, or offer free start-up training and advice to help bring your ideas to life. We also offer free activities for anyone wanting simply to get involved. On the 29th of May you can attend a free Community Bike Repair workshop in partnership with ding! in Victoria Park. From 13th June, sign up to a weekly Green Gym session with Frome Field 2 Fork – a way to get exercise outdoors into nature, form connections and learn new skills. 

Book here: https://edventurefrome.org/future-shed/

Add ideas here: https://yrpri.org/group/4935 

Green Community Connectors

Health Connections Mendip is offering free monthly training open to all.  Lasting approximately one hour, these sessions explore how to take positive steps to make a difference to our planet and our wellbeing, as an individual or within the community.

Sign up through Health Connections Mendip website, Let’s Connect: https://healthconnectionsmendip.org/lets-connect/training/green-community-connectors/ or call 01373 468368.

Cycle Together

The Cycle Together scheme allows people to borrow an e-bike plus essential cycling accessories for four weeks so that they can tackle Frome’s hills and improve their health whilst reducing pollution and congestion. Participants will also receive six hours of guided rides. This has proven popular already with bike slots already booked up to the end of June, but more slots will become available soon.

For more information visit www.frometowncouncil.gov.uk/cycle-togther

Healthy Homes 

Healthy Homes is a partnership between Frome Town Council, Frome Medical Practice and the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE). The project will ensure that Frome residents get the support they need to live in a warm, healthy environment- whether that’s helping people on low incomes to access financial support for energy efficiency measures, or providing retrofit advice to a homeowner wishing to make upgrades to their home. A range of training will be available free to all who want to understand more about their home energy. 

For more information visit www.frometowncouncil.gov.uk/healthy-homes

Join us!

Would you be interested in joining Green & Healthy Future for Frome’s Board for a term of up to one year? Get in touch with greenhealth@edventurefrome.org for more information. 

Check out the recording of our launch event here: https://edventurefrome.org/climatehealth/

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