A community-focused open day event will be held on Friday 25th February at the Town Hall in Glastonbury, giving local residents and businesses an opportunity to find out more about the Glastonbury Town Deal projects.
Visitors to the event will be encouraged to submit their comments and suggestions on the project proposals, providing input to the Business Case process that is currently underway.
The event will run from midday until 7pm, showcasing the 12 projects that are set to benefit from the £23.6 million investment and highlighting some of the opportunities these could bring for the local community.
This is the first comprehensive Glastonbury Town Deal open day event that has been organised, with another due to take place over a weekend in April.
In addition, project teams will be organising their own individual open day events over the coming months, sharing more detailed information and offering the chance to provide further input. Details will be published on the Glastonbury Town Deal website and social media pages once they are confirmed.
Dr Lynne Sedgmore, Temporary Chair of the Glastonbury Town Deal Board, said: “This huge investment is for the benefit of our Glastonbury community. We encourage residents and local businesses to pop in to find out more, to ask questions and to give their thoughts and feedback. This is a genuine opportunity to feed into the Business Case process. While the 12 projects are all agreed, with clear outcomes to be funded, this is an invitation to help shape key aspects of the projects, and for us to include your voices in the next stage.”
The Glastonbury Town Deal Board, project teams and support team are now working on the detailed Business Cases required by the government for each of the projects. These must be submitted and approved by the end of June 2022 and will include measurable social, economic and environmental outcomes that will bring social and financial value for the town.
Glastonbury is one of 101 towns in the UK to receive investment as part of the government’s Towns Fund scheme. Set to bring £23.6m of investment into the town, it received the highest award in the South West and one of the highest per capita in England.
The Glastonbury Town Investment Plan was developed by the Town Deal Board through engagement with key partners, businesses, community groups and Mendip District Council as the lead authority. It aims to deliver a necessary ‘levelling up’ opportunity for the town, bringing existing assets back into community use, and working with local communities to develop the spaces and resources that they want and need. The overall aim is for Glastonbury to be a sustainable, prosperous, modern town and global tourist centre, drawing on its rural landscape, history and unique legacy.
For further information, visit: www.glastonburytowndeal.co.uk
Read the published TIP here: mendip.gov.uk/towninvestmentplan