What the council does
The City Council provides:
- The Town Hall, accommodating: -The City Council offices and meeting chamber, The Citizens Advice Bureau, Mendip District Council Information Point, Bluebird Care & Coroner's Court.
- The Town Hall is a venue for markets, meetings, concerts, conferences, weddings and many other events, as well as regular classes, clubs and other community groups
- Management of Wells Cemetery
- Public conveniences in the City
- Allotments at Burcott Road and Barnes Close and in the grounds of the Bishop's Palace, click here for more information on allotments.
- Partnership working with a wide range of councils and organisations on issues affecting the life of the City, its residents and visitors
- A strong voice in the scrutiny of all planning and licensing applications affecting the City
- Involvement in City Centre Management including CCTV and alcohol restricted zones.
- Oversight of the Wells In Bloom programme
- Management of the two funfairs held in the Market Place in May and November each year
- Management of the Wells skateboard park.
- Grants and financial support to local clubs and organisations, click here for more information on Community Grants
- Control of the water running down the south side of the High Street (that on the north side comes direct from the Bishop's Palace)!
- Records of the City going back to the 12th century and an Archivist to look after and interpret them, click here for more information about the Archives.
- A strong ceremonial role in the City