December 10, 2015
The Frome Town Council mayor has cut the turf at the start of construction of new tennis courts at Victoria Park (Mary Baily Playing Fields). This is the re-provision of three courts that were in need of re-building in another area of the park close to Frome Selwood Tennis Club who have fund-raised for a large portion of the cost of construction.
NVB Landscape designed the master plan for the park which included the relocation of the courts, gained the subsequent planning permission and managed the tenders for the council. S & C Slatter were the successful contractor and are now building the courts. Early interest in the construction is using the old courts as material to build-up levels for the new courts below the actual court construction. This reduces cost for the council and tennis club as well as traffic on local roads to take the material away.
The courts are due for completion in March.