Re-generating the existing facilities in the centre of the town. To provide a hub of excellence for local people and sports clubs, to include sports and leisure training and local employment.
Towns Fund: £1.87m
Key project themes:
Improve Health and Wellbeing
Recognises that the existing sports facilities are substandard and do not meet the needs of the community.
Addresses the need for several sports organisations to have a secure home in the town.
Commitment to make good use of outdoor space in the town centre along with Glastonbury Abbey.
Glastonbury has a long history of sporting achievement and deserves the best facilities, but our sports grounds are in need of regeneration and our clubs need security of tenure. This project will achieve this by providing a purpose-built sports and leisure hub.
It will unite Glastonbury Football Club onto the Tor Leisure Centre site and create a multi sports venue for a wide range of sports and recreational activities.
An exemplar clubhouse will be built as the heart of the venue and home for the clubs and societies that use the site as well as charity events.
A new all-weather pitch with tiered seating and changing rooms will accommodate Glastonbury Football Club and field hockey and be available for tennis and netball.
Wyrral Park Bowls Club will have a new building allowing them to provide for existing members and to grow. They will also have a new bowls rink that will enable them to play year-round in Glastonbury.
The site will become a hub of excellence, providing sports and leisure training and employment for the local population.
Significant enhancement of sport and leisure provision
A fitter, healthier population
Lead organisation: Consortium between Fusion Lifestyle Ltd, Glastonbury Football Club, Wyrral Park Bowls Club and other Glastonbury Sports Clubs