• About us

    Minehead Development Trust (MDT) is a registered charity whose purpose is to develop a range of community projects for the benefit of local residents and visitors to the town.

    MDT works with the community to identify and develop opportunities for social, economic and cultural regeneration in Minehead and the surrounding area.
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  • Aims

    MDT's aim is to facilitate lasting improvements in the fabric of our community by listening to people’s concerns and working with them.

    The trust's objectives centre around four key themes which local people have identified as important to them: Community, Commerce, Culture and the Environment
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Current Projects

  • Old Hospital
  • Clanville Garden
  • Visitor Centre
  • Minehead Vision


The Old Hospital

MDT is working with the new owners to seek a viable future for the Old Hospital site as a community hub. The Trust is also asking local people to pledge their support to secure the buildings for community use - Find out more


Clanville Secret Garden

Originally a nursery for the old Clanville Grange and, MDT are working with community groups to restore this fascinating garden and make it available for the whole community to enjoy - find out more

visitor information centre

Minehead Information Centre

MDT, in partnership with local councils, the YMCA and the Chamber of Commerce operate the Minehead Visitor Centre sited at The Beach Hotel (opposite the railway station). Now in its fourth season, the Centre continues to provide essential support for the town’s tourism economy - find out more

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Minehead Vision

The Minehead Vision project has drawn together members of local councils and community organisations to develop a regeneration plan for Minehead. Many schemes have been delivered in the first phase and more are planned as funds become available - find out more


February 2016

MDT have recently been contacting supporters who pledged financial support and the response has been overwhelming. Visit the MDT Facebook page for further details and to see the our latest Press Release.