THE Government has awarded nearly £20million for the Toneworks and Tonedale project.
A total of £19,987,663 will provide an opportunity for Somerset Council, working in partnership with stakeholders and the community, to transform and sustainably regenerate the nationally significant heritage site at Toneworks and enhance associated land for community use.
The Toneworks site, which is owned by Somerset Council, has already received funding from DCMS/Historic England from the Heritage Stimulus and Covid Cultural Recovery Fund for repairs since its acquisition in 2020. This has allowed decontamination, structural repairs, and vital stabilisation to the most vulnerable parts of the site.
Over summer and autumn of 2023, Somerset Council has welcomed over 300 local people into the site on guided tours to offer a glimpse of the works that have been achieved to date.
The ambitious plan for Tonedale will restore and save a nationally important heritage site and historic landmark.