Frome Vale (ward)

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Frome Vale
Bristol frome.png
Boundaries of the city council ward.
Population 10,857 [1]
Unitary authority Bristol
Ceremonial county Bristol
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRISTOL
Postcode district BS16
Dialling code 0117
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Avon
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Bristol East
List of places

Coordinates: 51°29′N 2°32′W / 51.49°N 2.53°W / 51.49; -2.53

Frome Vale is one of thirty-five city council wards in Bristol, England, and is named after the River Frome. It contains the suburbs of Broomhill (not to be confused with the Broomhill in the Brislington ward) and Fishponds, as well as a small part of Frenchay.[2] The northern and eastern boundaries of the ward border the South Gloucestershire areas of Downend and Frenchay.

Notable places in the ward include Snuff Mills, and the Glenside and St Matthias campuses of the University of the West of England.


Broomhill is an area of Bristol that lies to the south of the M32 motorway, between Stapleton and Frenchay. The area is home to the clubhouse of DRG Stapleton Football Club, who play in the Gloucestershire County League, however the pitch lies across the border in South Gloucestershire.


Main article: Fishponds
The Bristol and Bath cycle path passes under Station Road, Fishponds, Bristol.

Fishponds is an outer urban area to the east of the English city of Bristol. It is approximately three miles from the City centre. It has two large Victorian era parks; Eastville Park and Vassell's Park (formerly the Vassell's Family estate). The River Frome runs through both parks, with the Frome Valley Walkway running alongside it. A restored mill can be found at Snuff Mills near the Vassells Park end of the river. It has retained its original waterwheel which can still be seen and heard turning today.


Main article: Frenchay

Frenchay is a suburb of Bristol that lies partially in the Frome Vale ward, however the vast majority of it, including Frenchay Hospital is in South Gloucestershire.


  1. ^ "Frome Vale". 2001 Census Ward Information Sheet. Retrieved 20 February 2007. 
  2. ^ Bristol City Council. "Frome Vale map" (PDF). Retrieved 11 November 2007.