Category Archives: Event Report

Red Brick Building, Glastonbury, visit & Somerset’s Portas bids

“When fully developed, the Red Brick Building Centre will be a dynamic enterprise and community hub that responds to local needs and opportunities” 

On 24th May, 22 people from 20 organisations attended our Somerset Towns Forum event at the Red Brick Building Centre, Glastonbury. The first part was a tour of the building, followed by a presentation and discussion on Somerset’s Portas Pilot bids. read more

The Localism Bill event, Somerton

40 people attended this event, to hear the latest on the LEP and the Localism Bill. View who attended at the bottom of the page.

Presentations from speakers can be viewed by clicking the links below.

An update on our Local Enterprise Partnership – Rupert Cox, Chief Executive, Somerset Chamber of Commerce & Industry Ltd read more

Funding for your projects event

Our Funding Forum gave some useful insights into successful funding applications and types of funding.

Roger Powell from Martock’s M3 Community Partnership began by explaining the origins of the Market House project; renovating a historic building and adding new facilities such as a community office. read more

Shop Local initiatives

On a beautiful day, 20 delegates from as far afield as Frome and Ivybridge in Devon travelled to Wellington to hear about a range of promotional schemes and events that support local businesses, that could be replicated in other market towns. We had 5 representatives of Chambers, and welcomed new SMTF members Somerton Town Council. read more