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It’s been announced today that an additional 20 social homes are to be built in Pilton, on land donated by the Festival on condition that the homes will serve the local community in perpetuity. This will bring the total number of homes for the project, which was started by Michael Eavis in 1996, to 52.

Housing association, The Guinness Partnership, have held an event to celebrate breaking ground on new development. Guinness are working with the contractor EG Carter & Co Ltd who have commenced works on site.

Michael Eavis said: “Pilton is really important to me – it’s where I was born, where I have lived man and boy, where I have brought up my family, and, of course, it has been home to the festival for more than 50 years now. With rural house prices so often out of reach for local people, this gives villagers, most of whom are working families who live around here, the chance to live here for the rest of their lives at a social rent. I started to build these houses 45 years ago with funding from the government and when this scheme is finished, it will bring the total number of houses available to 52. Of all the things I’ve done in my life this is the one I’m most proud of. The Guinness Partnership has really understood what I wanted to achieve and worked with us to ensure the houses fit with the style of the village. I’m really looking forward to seeing the houses being built, people moving in and raising a new generation to enjoy this beautiful area for years to come.”

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21 Responses

  1. Aaron Prince says:

    They will be complaining about the traffic next year 😂

  2. Alex Geddes says:

    The world needs more people
    like Michael Eavis ❤️

  3. This is why Glastonbury Festival is different from the rest. Great work Mr Eavis… Again!

  4. ✌🏻😎🙏🙏

  5. Dave Oconnor says:

    Love this shame it’s with the Guinness partnership they are a nightmare to deal with when a Co-homeowner with them

  6. Alyson Jayne says:

    Amazing well done Michael 👏

  7. Liz Breen says:

    The world needs more people like you. Well done

  8. Mark Doran says:

    Everywhere else greedy property-developers are exploiting the housing shortage to make huge profits at the expense of struggling families. Michael is the antithesis. God bless him.

  9. Sue Spiller says:

    What a fantastic thing to do! Other landowners take note.

  10. Ben Cane says:

    Having been involved in the first phase, and instigated the second, I’m really pleased for Michael and Guinness and the new residents when they get their home. I don’t work for Guinness now but proud nonetheless!

  11. Nick Curtis says:

    Should be Sir Micheal Eavis…

  12. Thanks to you all some families are going to be very happy (and relieved) indeed. Well done to the Eavis family.

  13. Ant Heaps says:

    That is top!well done Michael 👍

  14. Harvey Mear says:


  15. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  16. Wonderful and so generous

  17. Tina Leonard says:

    Absolutely brilliant, well done👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  18. Good condition. Stops right to buy in it’s tracks.

  19. Prue Biddle says:

    Michael Eavis is a hero in so many ways. 💚💚

  20. Gary Sargent says:

    It’s a pity more businesses don’t take a leaf from your book and give back to the communities they thrive in, rather than milking them for all they can and giving nothing back.

  21. Jim Brench says:

    Fantastic what a display of generosity and the ability to help people in the best way possible long live Sir Michael Eavis 👍

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