The Frome Town Council offices are at 5 Palmer Street, Frome, BA11 1DS. Click here for a map of our location
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Frome Town Council is the parish authority for the town of Frome, and is the largest of the 52 parish/town Councils in the Mendip District. It is the third tier of local government, after the County Council and the District Council.
Its legal powers are granted to it and regulated by various government acts. The Town Council supplements the provision of local government services in Frome, and provides a range of social and recreational facilities, while promoting and representing the town with other national and statutory bodies.
Frome Town Council has 17 Councillors which are elected every 4 years. The Civic year runs from May to April with the election of the Mayor, who is also Chairman of the Council, taking place at the statutory Annual Town Council Meeting each May.
Each year the Town Council calculates the money it needs to raise to provide its services. Income is also received from fees and charges such as the hire of sports facilities and agency work. The remainder of the budget is made up from a sum called the precept. The precept is the amount Frome Town Council levies on Mendip District Council and is collected by them as a proportion of the total council tax paid by Frome households.