With Glastonbury Town Deal starting to deliver its exciting projects this year, residents and businesses are invited to the annual Open Day on Saturday 13 April.

Taking place in Glastonbury Town Hall from 11am to 3pm the event will offer the chance to meet all the projects, ask questions and find out where and when things are happening.

Glastonbury successfully secured £23.6 million of Towns Fund grant from Government in September 2022 to deliver projects in its Town Investment Plan. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to grow the local economy, support businesses, improve infrastructure and enhance facilities – all of which benefit the town and the surrounding areas.

The programme’s ambitious projects are now being delivered, they all have regeneration and sustainability at their heart. The projects have been shaped by the community, for the community and will be completed by the end of March 2026.

Dr Lynne Sedgmore CBE, Chair of the Glastonbury Town Deal Board, said:

“A lot of hard work has been going on in the background getting the projects ready to do their build works. This background work from the Board, partners and projects is now paying off and I’m delighted our community will now see things taking shape.

“We have diverse and inspiring projects that have started on-site or are about to start. This year and next are set to be a transformational time for the town.”

Cllr Ros Wyke, Executive Lead Member for Prosperity, Assets and Development at Somerset Council said:

“You might have been to the Tor Leisure site and used the new multi-use paths which we put in last year, this is the start of improving our path network. By 2026 we aim to create 2.5km of paths for walking and wheeling, making sure we link with existing pathways, to the projects and beyond to help people make the most of all that Glastonbury has to offer.

“We have already had an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the Tor Leisure paths and look forward to bringing so much more to the town over the next two years.”

Indra Donfrancesco, Mayor of Glastonbury said,

“Everyone is welcome to come to the Open Day – whether you want to volunteer, get your business involved or just find out what’s happening on your doorstep. There’s no need to book, just drop in and find out about the things which are important to you.”

For any businesses keen to find out about work opportunities, an innovative Somerset Supply Chain website has been set up in partnership with Somerset Chamber of Commerce. To find out more visit www.somersetsupplychain.co.uk

Open day poster with photo of signpost

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March 21, 2024

David Blackwell



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