Deputy Mayor Martyn Plant has written in to our letters column to thank Midsomer Norton residents for their artwork donated to the Midsomer Norton Art Trail.

I am one of the main organisers of the recent Midsomer Norton Art Trail and related activities, along with Beth Whalley of the Cultural Consortium and Alex Davis of the Community Trust. 

Several hundred recycled paper bags were decorated, and many other artworks were made, in response to the theme My High Street. These were displayed around Midsomer Norton high street in shop and business windows, and then at the Midsomer Norton Music and Art Festival and the Midsomer Norton Fayre.

Now that the event is over I want to thank everyone who took part. I know that many people, including myself, greatly enjoyed seeing all the artworks that people had made, impressed with the imagination and skills on display, which demonstrated once again what a creative place Midsomer Norton is. I want to thank all the people who created artworks within their schools, in their community groups, as individuals at home, and at the workshops run at Unit 14, the community space on South Road. 

I want to thank all the shops and businesses that agreed to display the artworks. And I also want to thank all the people and organisations that helped make the event happen, by delivering workshops, promoting events, providing funds and materials, and supporting the event. 

There are plans to continue organising community art events for the town, so anyone who has any feedback or suggestions would be very welcome to contact us. And if anyone would like their artwork back, please contact Alex Davis, the manager of the Midsomer Norton Community Trust: [email protected]

Martyn Plant, Midsomer Norton Community Trustee