Event to shine a light on Glastonbury Town Deal opportunities

By Laura Linham

23rd Nov 2022 | Local News

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

After a £26.3m windfall for Glastonbury, a community and skills-focused event will take place later this month, where people can find out more about the development opportunities on offer, and what they will mean for the people of the town.

The event will be held tomorrow (Thursday 24th November) from 11am until 3pm at Glastonbury Town Hall.

Representatives from the approved Glastonbury Town Deal projects will be available to speak to residents and businesses about the benefits and opportunities that their projects will deliver for the local community.

Some local skills and training providers will also be present to talk to visitors about the skills development opportunities that the Town Deal projects will bring, as well as highlighting the support that is available to assist people in accessing these.

In addition, local businesses will be able to register their interest in finding out about the supply chain opportunities linked with the Town Deal projects.

Dr Lynne Sedgmore CBE, Chair of the Glastonbury Town Deal Board, said: "We are keen to share with our local Glastonbury community specific details of how the eleven projects will be progressed in the delivery phase.

"By coming along to this event, we hope people will gain an informed understanding and picture of what the completed projects will look like, as well as the vast benefits and opportunities they will bring for our town.

"The event will also enable local people and businesses to express an interest in getting involved and to find out about the many skills development opportunities that will become available thanks to this once-in-a-generation investment for Glastonbury."

Glastonbury Town Hall

This will be the first Glastonbury Town Deal event held since the 11 projects were approved last month by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC). Another event is being organised for a Saturday in the spring, with further details to be confirmed in due course.

Glastonbury was one of 101 towns chosen to receive investment through the government's Towns Fund scheme as part of its Levelling Up agenda. Following the submission earlier this year of comprehensive Business Cases for each project, formal confirmation of the funding was received in late September 2022, securing this once-in-a-generation funding that is set to revitalise the town.

The confirmed Glastonbury Town Deal projects are as follows:

  • Regeneration of the historic Baily's Buildings
  • Establishment of the Glastonbury Enterprise and Innovation Hub
  • Regeneration of Building C to establish The Life Factory
  • Glastonbury Clean Energy
  • The Robert Richards Initiative
  • St Brigid's Chapel and Field
  • Glastonbury Food and Regenerative Farming Centre
  • An Enabling Project
  • St Dunstan's House Community Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • Glastonbury Abbey Piazza
  • Glastonbury Community Sports and Leisure Hub

For further information, visit glastonburytowndeal.co.uk

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