RESIDENTS are encouraged to drop in to an annual Open Day to learn more about the Glastonbury Town Deal's "diverse and inspiring" projects.

The event will take place in Glastonbury Town Hall from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, April 13.

Residents and business representatives who attend will have the chance to find out where and when things are happening and have any burning questions answered.

In September 2022, Glastonbury successfully secured £23.6 million of Towns Fund grant from Government to deliver projects in its Town Investment Plan.

This will help grow the local economy, improve infrastructure and facilities, and help support local businesses.

The projects are due to be completed by March 2026.

Dr Lynne Sedgmore CBE, chair of the Glastonbury Town Deal Board, said: “A lot of hard work has been going on in the background getting the projects ready to do their build works.

"This background work from the Board, partners and projects is now paying off and I’m delighted our community will now see things taking shape. 

“We have diverse and inspiring projects that have started on-site or are about to start. This year and next are set to be a transformational time for the town.”

Cllr Ros Wyke, executive lead member for Prosperity, Assets and Development at Somerset Council, said: “You might have been to the Tor Leisure site and used the new multi-use paths which we put in last year, this is the start of improving our path network.

"By 2026 we aim to create 2.5km of paths for walking and wheeling, making sure we link with existing pathways, to the projects and beyond to help people make the most of all that Glastonbury has to offer.

“We have already had an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the Tor Leisure paths and look forward to bringing so much more to the town over the next two years.”

Indra Donfrancesco, Mayor of Glastonbury, concluded: “Everyone is welcome to come to the Open Day – whether you want to volunteer, get your business involved or just find out what’s happening on your doorstep.

"There’s no need to book, just drop in and find out about the things which are important to you.”