Minehead Coastal Community Team was established in 2015 in response to the Government’s launch of specific funding for coastal communities.
The Coastal Community Team brings together the commitment of local businesses, the Chamber of Commerce, the Voluntary & Community Sector together with Town, District and County Councils.
Following a successful bid to the first round of Coastal Communities Funding, the CCT worked with PER Consulting to create an economic plan to inform the development of future projects for the town.
Elements of the initial plan were further developed and in March 2016 a feasibility study into the potential to enhance the seafront area, entitled: Minehead Enterprising Esplanade, was published.
The Coastal Communities Team in Minehead will be taking forward a development which aims to significantly raise the quality of the visitor offer in the town. The project, called Enterprising Minehead, aims to revitalise the seafront, offer customer focused skills training, boost marketing for the area and assist the Chamber and local businesses in bringing Business Improvement District proposals to ballot. This project (which secured £130k from the Coastal Communities Fund and £0.5m from the Hinkley C Community Impact Mitigation fund in August 2017) has its own Business Plan, entitled Enterprising Minehead.