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Welcome to the Wells City Council website

Wells in Somerset is an ancient cathedral city in the picturesque district of Mendip, set in the heart of rural Somerset. It is known as England’s smallest city – the 2011 census recorded a population of 10,536 (4,882 males & 5,654 females).
The beautiful city of Wells is named after the springs (or wells) which rise within the grounds of the Bishop’s Palace. The medieval lanes within the city contain original unspoilt buildings, while the water supply, granted by Bishop Bekynton to the town in 1451, still gurgles down the sides of the High Street. Wells City Council is housed in the lovely Grade II listed Town Hall, (a popular venue for weddings and events) close to the stunning moated Bishop’s Palace and iconic Wells Cathedral. Bustling markets are held twice weekly in the historic Market Place, continuing a tradition dating back nearly 900 years, to when Wells was granted weekly markets in the city’s first charter. The City of Wells is twinned with Paray-Le-Monial in France; Bad Durkheim in Germany and Fontanellato in Italy.  For more information about the history of Wells in Somerset click here

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.

Draft Wells Neighbourhood Plan  (click here to view) 

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.

Mayor's Grand Christmas Draw in aid of The Forever Friends Appeal. Draw 20th December.  See details on our Visit Wells Somerset website by clicking on this link. 

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.


Click here for more information.

Visit Wells Somerset

 

 

 

 

To visit our tourism website please click here:
Visit Wells Somerset

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