New ‘hub’ for public sector services opens in Glastonbury

Somerset County Council’s exciting new public sector services hub opens to the public in Glastonbury on Thursday 28 July.

The new hub at Orchard Court in Glastonbury brings together the Library, Registration Services, Getset Children’s Centre, health visitors and midwives, Mendip District Council’s Access Point, Citizen’s Advice, Health Connections Mendip and a children’s nursery.

Sharing space for services with partners like the district councils, NHS and Citizen’s Advice means residents can access all the help they might need in one place, and it means the library will be able to extend its opening hours too.

David Hall, Cabinet Member for Business, Investment and Policy, said; “The opening of Glastonbury Library hub is the start of a very exciting new venture for Somerset County Council and our partners who work in other public sector services.

“We believe that by combining these services it will make it easier for people living in our rural communities and encourage them to use the services on offer when they become readily available.”

Short tours of the new hub will be available to the public on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 July. Simply pop in and report to the welcome desk.

More hubs are planned for other areas in Somerset and proposals are being considered for similar schemes across the County.

Somerset County Council can also announce that by moving services into one place this means it will be selling off some of its redundant buildings to reinvest the money back into protecting frontline services.