Our Town – Our Community – Our Plan

The Glastonbury Neighbourhood Plan’s first consultation event happened over two days – Friday 14th October (from 6 pm to 9 pm) and Saturday 15th October (from 9.30 am to 2 pm).

Crowds of people attend the consultation [photograph by Kevin Redpath].
Residents, retailers, and business owners were invited to visit an exhibition at Glastonbury Town Hall, and share their thoughts on Glastonbury’s future development – including St. Dunstan’s House (a Grade II listed building next to the Town Hall, recently bought by the Town Council).

People are invited to write their ideas on the walls of St. Dunstan’s House [photograph by Kevin Redpath].
People are invited to write their ideas on the walls of St. Dunstan’s House [photograph by Kevin Redpath].
In addition to the main consultation, the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group invited a team from the Nationwide to join the event, as part of the Building Society’s own consultation on whether or not to opening a new branch to Glastonbury.

‘Nationwide to attend consultation’ from the Central Somerset Gazette, 6th October 2016.
‘Nationwide to attend consultation’ from the Central Somerset Gazette, 6th October 2016.
Nationwide Building Society staff engage with the community.
Nationwide Building Society staff engage with the community.

With over five hundred people from Glastonbury and outlying villages attending, the consultation was a deemed a great success.  Glastonbury’s Neighbourhood Planning officer, Gerard Tucker said, “The response was fantastic and our pin-boards – and the white walls of St Dunstan’s House – were filled with creative suggestions about our environment, housing, recreational and green spaces.

Neighbourhood Plan officer, Gerard Tucker showing residents the District Council Local Plan development maps.
Neighbourhood Plan officer, Gerard Tucker showing residents the District Council Local Plan development maps [photograph by Kevin Redpath].
The Steering Committee is extremely grateful to everyone who took time out to visit the exhibition. We’d also like to thank our Town Crier David Greenway who did such a sterling job in encouraging people to visit and Mary Parker and her team who provided the refreshments. The Post It notes are being collated and they will help to shape the development of the Neighbourhood Plan.”

Some of the 1,000+ post-it notes collected during the consultation event [photograph by Kevin Redpath].
Some of the 1,000+ post-it notes collected during the consultation event [photograph by Kevin Redpath].
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