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.