Glastonbury and Bridgwater chosen
Bridgwater and Glastonbury could potentially benefit from a share of the £3.6 billion Towns Fund. The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, the Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, published a list of 100 towns that had been selected.
The two Somerset towns will now be invited to develop proposals for a Town Deal.
Communities, businesses and local leaders will now join forces to draw up ambitious plans to transform each town’s economic growth prospects with a focus on improved transport, broadband connectivity, skills and culture. This is intended to help boost productivity and sustainably raise living standards.
Once new Town Deals are approved, communities having a say on how the money is spent. Decisions on funding any proposals will be made in due course.
This additional money would help support the wider regeneration work already underway in Glastonbury and Bridgwater.