Glastonbury Towns Fund Opportunity
The Town Deal initiative is designed to 'level up' all parts of the country, by regenerating town centres to boost businesses, improve infrastructure, encourage enterprise and bring communities together. As one of 101 towns named by the Government, Glastonbury can bid for up to £25 million of a national £3.6 billion Towns Fund pot.
In November 2019, the Government published a Prospectus for the 101 named towns and guidance establishing the governance arrangements and engaging with local communities, businesses and stakeholders. Mendip District Council as the 'Lead Council' continues to work closely with the national Towns Fund Team, the local MP James Heappey, Glastonbury Town Council, Somerset County Council, the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and other key partners. A Glastonbury Town Deal Board was formed in January 2020 and helped shape the vision for the town and advised on the way forward. In Autumn 2020, expressions of interest were invited for project proposals that could secure significant investment in growth, those short-listed are in the Glastonbury Town Investment Plan.