Businesses based in and around Glastonbury will be able to learn more about the opportunities that the Town Deal investment could bring for local contractors and suppliers at an event in the town on Thursday 3rd March.
Hosted by Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Mendip District Council, the event will be held at Abbey House, Glastonbury from 5.30pm until 7.00pm.
Dr Lynne Sedgmore, Temporary Chair of the Glastonbury Town Deal Board and Julie Reader-Sullivan, Head of Service for Planning and Growth at Mendip District Council, will speak to businesses about the Town Deal investment and outline some of the supply chain opportunities that this funding could bring.
Glastonbury is set to receive £23.6 million of investment as part of the government’s Towns Fund scheme. Of the 101 towns selected for this funding, it received the highest award in the South West and one of the highest per capita in England.
Dr Lynne Sedgmore, Temporary Chair of the Glastonbury Town Deal Board, said: “The Glastonbury Town Deal is a truly exciting, once-in-a-generation opportunity that has the potential to benefit our community long into the future. This funding is designed to regenerate town centres, boosting businesses, improving infrastructure, encouraging enterprise and bringing communities together. As a Board, we are keen to see as much of that money as possible spent with businesses based in and around Glastonbury, so we’d encourage local businesspeople to come along on 3rd March and learn how they could benefit from getting involved in these inspiring projects.”
Paul Manning from Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce, who is a member of the Glastonbury Town Deal Board, said: “This is an exciting time for Glastonbury. The 12 projects aim to revitalise the town, creating jobs as the buildings are brought back into use, as well as creating further jobs for future generations. Each project’s business case is undergoing rigorous examination to ensure that the money is well spent, and if as much of it as possible can be spent here in our local economy that will bring even greater benefits for the town.”
The event is free to attend but tickets must be booked in advance via the Eventbrite website: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/glastonbury-town-deal-briefing-tickets-261031902447
This follows a community-focused open day event on Friday 25th February at the Town Hall in Glastonbury, where local residents will be able to find out more about the Town Deal opportunity and share their comments and suggestions on the 12 project proposals.
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