Lipstick Lovehearts

Thanks to all those who sent in suggestions following the recent article in the EADT, and thanks to Amy Gibbons for helping to spread the word about what we are hoping to achieve.

Also thanks to the author of some enthusiastic late-night lipstick graffiti on the notice board. All comments taken on board, whatever the medium.

Link to EADT article:

Think Global Act Local

It’s a familiar slogan but worth reminding ourselves of it on World Earth Day as we bask in unseasonably high temperatures, with little rain in sight and Greenland ice apparently melting a month earlier than normal.

How is this relevant to the Con Club and Fram? Well, our hope is that we will be able to provide creative and sociable workspace within the town for people living in walking or cycling distance of it, thus reduce the number of people driving out of town for work, counter the trend towards dormitory housing and in so doing make a modest contribution to making Fram more sustainable, creative and sociable. It’s already a great town but we can always do better. The growth in the town’s housing is not being matched by growth in employment or social opportunity.

PS hoping to get the boarding down soon and to begin to get the building back in use….

April Fools

We have today completed buying the Con Club. This may make us fools, but even if so, we have no option but to succeed!

Thanks to everyone we have met or spoken to over the last week for the continuing stream of good energy and ideas. Historic and measured building surveys now commissioned. Asbestos survey shortly to follow. Yippee.

We are an Asset of Community Value

The Con Club has just been awarded ‘Asset of Community Value’ status. This is a planning designation feared by developers but it is a label we will wear with pride.

Big thanks to everyone who has sent such positive messages over the last week and shared initial ideas. And thanks to Fram Town Council for an enjoyable and very encouraging meeting this afternoon.


We are excited to announce that we have exchanged contracts on the purchase of the Con Club.

In the very near future we hope to be able to meet neighbours, the town council and other interested parties, to discuss possible futures for this important building.