Glastonbury

The Glastonbury Town Deal has secured £23.6 million investment for the town, representing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to deliver the objectives outlined in the Town Investment Plan

St Dunstan’s House Community Health and Wellbeing Centre

Lead Organisation: Glastonbury Town Council

Funding

  • Towns Fund:  £1.39m
  • Co-Funding:  £0.35m

Outcomes

  • Groups able to access meeting space in town centre
  • All able to access advice and services in town centre
  • Growing businesses
  • Understanding of learning and social opportunities
  • Improved health and wellbeing

Key Project Themes

  • Grow the Economy
  • Reduce Deprivation
  • Improve Health and Wellbeing

Rationale

  • Recognises a lack of COVID-secure space for community groups and organisations
  • Addresses the need to provide space in the town centre for signposting for skills, careers, jobs and business support.

Project Summary

Glastonbury is home to many community groups that provide support for local residents, but these groups often struggle to find suitable places in which to meet. The restoration of St Dunstan’s House and the addition of a new atrium at Glastonbury Town Hall, will create a multi-purpose community space in centre of the town.

The Centre will be a Covid-safe venue for the community where people will be able to take part in activities and gatherings; access support for vulnerable groups; learn about healthy eating and living; improve their computer skills; and get help in finding employment.

In addition, local organisations will be able to access outreach business advice services and hire rooms for meetings and training events.

This dedicated community hub will become a central point in the town where local residents and businesses will be able to access a range of support and advice, as well as benefiting from learning and social opportunities.

 

Click here to view the planning application details and documents.