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Vacancy in the Office of City Councillor - The St Thomas Ward of the City of Wells.  Statement of Persons Nominated


Sustainability Officer for Wells City Council

Two Year fixed term, part-time (20 hours) contract on the grade range   SCP 24 - 28  (SCP 24 = £14.50 per hour)

Wells City Council is looking to appoint to a new post of Sustainability Officer.  We want someone with enthusiasm and skills to support our community in meeting the challenges of the climate crisis. 

If you are that person you can expect to work with residents, community organisations, local businesses and various public agencies in a programme of work that will impact as widely as possible.

For further details please download the Application Guide here.

Closing Date for applications:  5pm July 11th
Interview Date: Monday 26th July



Disposal of The Portway Annex Building, Wells, as an Asset of Community Value
Please read further on this link
Portway Annexe - WCC - Public Draft

Portway Annexe WCC Update
Wells City Council has taken the decision to try to retain the Portway Annexe in public ownership.   The work this involves is being supported by the Portway Annexe Committee (PAC)

The PAC has established two working groups to develop Public Consultation and Business Plans respectively, with a further two groups to ensure residents living near the Annexe and community groups can contribute their views.  There are two non-voting places at the PAC reserved for local residents as well as community groups representatives. Please contact any of the City councillors for further information or more specifically:

Cllr Louis Abagani for the Community Groups Working Group
Cllr Rachel Humphries for the Local Residents Working Group
Cllr Adrian I’Anson for the Public Consultation Working Group
Sarah Briton for the Business Plan Working Group as well as the Portway Annexe Committee in general.

Contact details for councillors can be found here: Conatacts List or via the Town Hall, tel: 01749 673091.

Follow this link to the Wells City Council facebook page for the latest local news 

Wells Town Hall
The Town Hall reception is open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. Enquiries: 01749 673091 or pop in and see us.  For booking enquiries please call this temporary number: 07753 819072 and speak to Kevin Westwood, Administration Officer.

The Tourist Information Centre is located at Wells Town Hall.  The TIC is open Monday-Saturday 9am-3pm.  Telephone 01749 673091 and ask to be transferred to the TIC.

Citizen's Advice Centre
The CAB at Wells Town Hall is closed until further notice. Somerset Adviceline 0808 2787842. For further information visit their website www.citizensadvicemendip.org.uk  or  www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Mendip District Council Access Point
The MDC Access Point is soon to return to Wells Town Hall. You willl be updated here. Meanwhile, phone 0300 303 8588 for MDC.

Wells Refugee Collection Point at the Town Hall is not yet operating. Please DO NOT bring donations to the Town Hall. Further information will follow in due course.
Information on the Wells Refugee Action Group can be found on this link: https://www.facebook.com/wellsrefugeeaid/ 

Mendip Community Transport  
For information on transport in the Mendip Community https://www.mendipcommunitytransport.co.uk/:

Slinky - https://www.mendipcommunitytransport.co.uk/slinky
Route 665 - Kingweston to Yeovil (service runs Tues and Fri) https://www.mendipcommunitytransport.co.uk/route-665
Route 67 - Burnham-on-Sea to Wells (service runs Mon to Sat - no service on Sun or public holidays) https://www.mendipcommunitytransport.co.uk/route-67
Glastonbury Tor Bus - https://www.mendipcommunitytransport.co.uk/glastonbury-tor-bus
Hospital Car Transport -  https://www.mendipcommunitytransport.co.uk/hospital-cars

Supporting Plastic-Free Wells: Following a resolution passed by Wells City Council in March 2018 we respectfully request that you do not bring any single-use plastic to council premises; i.e. any plastic cutlery, plates, cups, coffee cups, cling film, Styrofoam boxes or plastic confetti.  We are supporting a reduction in throw-away plastic to help the environment and to reduce this kind of waste and would appreciate your co-operation.


Changing Places  Changing Places facility is available in Wells.
  Please click HERE for more information.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
To view the Wells City Council Privacy Notice please click here.  This has been written in accordance with the GDPR.



Wedding in Wells Town Hall


Wells Town Hall is a wonderful venue set in the heart of Somerset and is suitable for weddings and civil ceremonies.  It can host anything from a small intimate ceremony in the Mayor’s Parlour for up to 18 guests, to a large glamorous wedding reception for up to 180 guests.  Restrictions may apply during the coronavirus pandemic.  Please talk to Kevin Westwood, Administration Officer, tel: 07753 819072.

Click here for more information.

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