Glastonbury wins bigger!
Yesterday we shared the news that Bridgwater had been awarded £22.6m. The money was awarded under the Town Deal program.
Now we have just heard that Glastonbury has been awarded £23.6m under the same scheme. Not that it’s a competition you understand!
Glastonbury bid for money to upgrade some of the old factory sites to the west of the town. Projects include a new studio for radio station Gfm, a new entrance area to the Abbey and business incubator space.
Both towns submitted ambitious bids. Both have been given most of the money and the green light to deliver for residents.
Chair of the Glastonbury Town’s Fund Board and Partnership Head, Glastonbury Festival, Robert Richards, said: “The Board and I, having spent many hours on endless Zoom calls, could not be happier to have reached this point.
“We are delighted that our Town Investment Plan has been recognised and will enable us to bring substantial funding and profound benefit to Glastonbury, a town we should all be proud of.
Andrew please pick another, more enticing, photo of the town. We want to be seen as an attractive destination for staycations.
And once the £23.5m is spent, you will be I am sure….
But in this case that isn’t quite the point. The whole point is this is exactly the sort of place that is going to be renovated and turned into a site that will be a real advert for the town. Our regular coverage of Glastonbury doesn’t use this photo. But for this article, we felt it was apposite….
Fair enough. Glastonbury has been waiting for far too many decades for all of the old Morland site to become a productive part of the town again rather than the eye sore it has become (especially during the last few years).