The town has a thriving arts and culture sector which could be developed to enhance health, well being and the economy. There are several arts organisations ready and willing to develop a plan for a performance space, to encourage new and emerging artists, to train actors and singers, to create a centre of the community on the high street that contributes to local business and employment. In 2017 the Arts Council produced a document that local communities benefit massively from having organisations that drive forward local involvement in the arts, that having a thriving arts and culture scene is attractive to people looking at moving to the area. I would urge those developing the plan for our area to seriously engage with those of us successfully driving the arts provision in the area,
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