Local residents present at the 5th Radstock & Westfield Big Local Dragons' Den, chose to grant the Somer Valley Walking Festival £500 towards bringing interesting and engaging walks to our community. Councillor Jon Bull has been in touch to let us know how the festival went:
"All the events ( opening talk, short walks , longer walks and family walk and art walk) introduced members of the public, locally and further afield to the industrial heritage, attractive environment and walking opportunities in Radstock and Westfield. Three of the short walks (Radstock Town Centre, Haydon and Westfield) covered local points of interest; all the four longer walks and the art walk began in Radstock and their routes covered local features of historical interest."
This is the second time the Somer Valley Walking Festival has been successful in securing funding from the Radstock & Westfield Big Local, which indicates, alongside other funded projects such as the fossil hunt, there is an appetite from the local community for projects that embrace getting out and exploring the wonderful heritage of the area.