Town Council challenges 5G
Glastonbury Town Councillors opposed the introduction of 5th Generation (5G) technology in Glastonbury until further information has been obtained on the health effects on residents.
Holy Thorn future is looking bright
Following the sadly reported detail that the remains of the Holy Thorn on Wearyall Hill had been removed, Glastonbury’s Mayor and Deputy Mayor called a meeting to understand the events leading up to the removal of the tree and to find a way forward. The Mayor, Cllr Michell, was delighted with the outcome. “We concluded that the re-planting of a Holy Thorn, preferably one that has been nurtured from cuttings following the vandalism of the last tree in 2010 should be planted there.”
The Documents section has been updated following the election of the new Council. In addition to the new entries of a Monthly Police Report and a Community Engagement Policy several other Policy Statements have been revised. The names of Committee Members have also been updated.
Glastonbury in Bloom poster competition winner
The Glastonbury in Bloom Committee have pleasure in announcing the Glastonbury In Bloom Poster competition winner. Freya De La Bedoyere (aged 10) from St Benedict’s School was chosen with this wonderful design. Well Done Freya!
Glastonbury in Bloom – Entries Sought
Entries are being sought for the Glastonbury in Bloom Competition 2019. If you have a garden you are proud of and would like to join in please complete the entry form and return it to the Town Hall/Glastonbury Information Centre by 5th July 2019.
Herbie’s Field – Hedges still available
Glastonbury Town Council purchased the land off Northload Bridge known as Herbies Field. For only £20 you can plant a hedge in memory of a loved one or just plant one for yourself!
(includes 1 year membership of Glastonbury Conservation Society)
To book your section of hedge, visit Glastonbury Information Centre, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01458 831769
Council declare Climate Emergency
On February 12th 2019 Glastonbury Town Council declared a ‘Climate Emergency’ and pledged to make the operation of the Council carbon neutral by 2030.
Climate Emergency Motion:
In light of the Intergovernmental Panel on Global Warming’s 2018 special report on Climate Change – warning of the dire consequences of a 1.5 degree rise in global temperatures, and highlighting the need for rapid, far-reaching, and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society – this Council declares a ‘Climate Emergency’ and will:
1) continue to show foresight and leadership when it comes to addressing the issue of Climate Change, having adopted an Environmental Charter, opposed fracking in the Mendips and throughout the UK, installed solar panels on the Town Hall roof, and banned single use plastics;
2) pledge to make the operation of Glastonbury Town Council carbon neutral by 2030, taking into account both production and consumption emissions.
Lighten the Load
Please sign the petition to Ban Heavy Lorries from a historic residential street on Glastonbury’s Tourist Trail.
More information on the website