The Frankie Howerd OBE Trust

Frankie Howerd’s Community Hub Loxton Consultation Dates

Now that The Trust has been given planning permission to build a Community Hub in

Loxton it wishes to consult with residents on the services and activities they would like to be made available at The Hub.

This is important as The Trust will be shortly applying for grant support from a number of agencies and needs to know which areas it should focus on most and prioritise for funding.

The Trust would also like the opportunity to let everyone know the philosophy behind

The Hub and to give an opportunity for residents to ask questions.

Construction of The Hub will be a major activity and The Trust would like to meet / hear from anyone who has expertise/useful contacts in the building industry that could be helpful to the project.

The Hub will cost an estimated £250,000 to complete and The Trust is embarking on a fund-raising campaign with this target in mind. The Trust would therefore also like to meet and speak with anyone who would like to be involved with the campaign.


For more information, and for the opportunity to express an interest in helping with The Hub project, public meetings have been set up as follows:


Loxton Village Hall Wednesday, September 12th

Weare Village Hall  Thursday, September 13th

Biddisham Village Hall Wednesday, September 19th

Cross Memorial Hall Wednesday, September 26th


All meetings commence at 7.30pm




In 2017 the Trust has plans to embark on an exciting new project which, when fully functional, will provide support to the rural Somerset community in which Frankie and Dennis lived.


The Trust has been given the opportunity to turn an old blacksmith’s shop into a Community Hub.


Situated in a village just a couple of miles down the lane from Frankie’s house, the Hub will provide much needed services to the surrounding villages which have no shops, pubs or bus service.


Once completed the Hub will be run by a full-time manager and volunteers and will provide a shop, cafe, bar, mini-bus service and community room.


One of the Trust’s main aims, through the Hub’s work, will be to help the growing elderly rural population stay in the homes they love, which both Frankie and Dennis were able to do, rather than being forced into towns for their remaining years where they will be strangers.


Watch this space for the latest news on the Frankie Howerd Community Hub’s development.


The project will of course require considerable financial support and if you would like to help in this way then please use the information on the Donations page.


For more details please contact us.


It is with sadness that the Trustees have to report the death of Chris Byrne on September 9th 2017 at the age of 51. Along with Dennis Heymer, Chris was a founder of the Frankie Howerd Trust and served as the Trust’s first chairman.

The Frankie Howerd OBE Trust is a Registered Charity – No. 1122850