The Frome Diary is about Frome – a town that has been in the national news on numerous occasions. It has featured near the top of the list of the best places to live in the UK, and most definitely in the South West. Catherine Hill is a unique artisan quarter. It draws national and international visitors and of course our Independent market brings up to 10,000 people per month. And these visitors come from around the country.
Now Frome is in the news for being a social town. This social aspect of the community that has a huge impact on the health and well-being of those living in the area. George Monbiot of the The Guardian wrote a piece about Frome on Wednesday 21st February 2018. He wrote that this feeling of belonging and the impact of connected living has a positive impact on the number of emergency hospital admissions. Frome may soon be recognised as a model for future programmes and projects in the UK.
I am an only child, an adult orphan and with no children of my own. I have always had a strong desire to connect and to the bring people together. Frome Diary is not just about a town and its stories. It is about that most human drive of being a part of something – the ultimate sense of belonging.