Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Afternoon tea in Whatcombe Fields

Somerset Wildlife Trust have very kindly offered to host afternoon tea at Whatcombe Fields on
Thursday 30th July 2-4pm
There will be scones and jam so please bring your own supplementary picnicky items
we'll have the chance to see what wildlife is currently at large in the hedgerows and ask Somerset Wildlife for their expert guidance!

Friday, 20 March 2015

Contracts exchanged!

The planets aligned and we exchanged contracts on the land at Whatcombe Fields today, the day of the eclipse!

Anna managed to see the eclipse whilst cycling past the fields in the morning and says “A skylark was singing and two grouse scuttled through the fields. Magical.”

We hope to complete the purchase next Friday, 27th March, and then the fields will be ours. Thanks a million to everyone who has helped to raise the fabulous total of £325,000 in such a short time.

A celebratory picnic is planned for Sunday 26th April from midday. Shareholders will be able to collect their share certificates then, although anyone who can’t make that date will have theirs delivered to them immediately afterwards.

(thanks to Sue Bucklow whose photo I have borrowed....!)

Friday, 9 January 2015

Council support for the campaign

Delighted to report that Frome Town Council have agreed to contribute £35,000 towards our Save Whatcombe Fields campaign

Please invest too if you can. Minimum investment of £250 represents about 10 square metres of the fields - in other words a really big family-sized camping pitch!  

Click on the microgenius box to the right or on this link ( to invest online. Or you can write a cheque to "Save Open Spaces Frome" and drop it into the Council office on Palmer Street in Frome.  

If you can't afford £250, donations of any amount are also really welcome and will help to save the fields too.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Save Whatcombe Fields campaign is live online for investments!

Any people you failed to find a Christmas present for? 
Maybe buy a share or two in the name of a loved one?
Just want to save the fields and have a say in their future?
Click the link below to join us today:-

The microgenius website is a government funded community shares platform we are using that saves a great deal of administrative overheads for Save Open Spaces Frome.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Please help us to Save Whatcombe Fields
We have launched a share offer to raise £330,000 to buy 34 acres of beautiful land, much loved by Frome residents. Click here for a leaflet Save Whatcombe Fields or see the separate tab Whatcombe Shares (above) giving lots more information 

We have until February 24th 2015 to raise the total amount. If Frome Town Council agree on January 7th to invest £35,000, the we will already be halfway to that total!

Online investment opens on Christmas Eve at Please look out for further info.