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Coronavirus Covid-19 – Information & Advice can be found on the following links:

Mayor Making
Due to the Coronavirus, it has been necessary to postpone the Mayor Making ceremony this year. All being well, we have set the date to Saturday 10th October 2020. Further details will follow.

Wells Cemetery
Following the latest Government guidelines, the cemetery gates and carpark are reopened to the public. Any visitors are asked to respect social distancing at all times.

If you spot an incident of fly-tipping in the Mendip area please report to: Mendip District Council on this link:  MDC report fly-tipping

Press Release - 2020 Carnivals Postponed until 2021 - read more here

Wells In Bloom
Wells in Bloom will not be going ahead as normal this year as we are not allowed to have volunteers out planting. However, the City Council staff will be putting up the baskets and cradles, so hopefully the City will still look colourful and splendid when restrictions are lifted. Judging of gardens and allotments will not take place this year unless there is a lifting of restrictions soon. 

Somerset School's Folk Dance 
It is with much regret that the decision has been made to cancel this year’s Somerset School’s Folk dance Festival, not to rain but to Covid-19 – the event was due to take place on 13th June 2020.  Another disappointment, but hopefully we’ll be back next year.

Wells Cathedral
In line with guidance from the Government and National Church of England, Wells Cathedral is now closed for public access. Public worship has also been suspended. 

The clergy of the Cathedral continue to say their prayers in their homes, and they are praying for all in our society during this emergency.  Be assured of that,” said the Dean of Wells, Dr John Davies.
A pastoral network for support and care has been established here and if that would be a help to you, please make contact with pastor@wellscathedral.uk.net.
The Cathedral website and social media channels (FacebookTwitterInstagram) will continue to carry updates, with words from the clergy and music from the choir.  We invite you to keep connected with the Cathedral in this way.
If you need to contact the Cathedral, please ring: 07799 644589 or email the Cathedral Administrator at jackie.croft@wellscathedral.uk.net.

All Mendip Markets closed until further notice
Mendip District Council has regrettably suspended all MendipMarkets with immediate effect. The markets played a vital role in providing essential goods to communities during the initial weeks of the COVID19 outbreak. The Council tried to maintain a food-only market to support residents and traders, but did not have enough stall-holders available to trade to constitute a market. Therefore, a decision has been made to close the markets for the foreseeable future. The Council wishes to thank the public for supporting MendipMarkets so enthusiastically and looks forward to a time when they can reopen again, to serve their communities.

Coronavirus: latest updates from Post Office
We're doing everything we can to help our customers as some of our products and services have been impacted. Here's everything you need to know.
Follow this link: https://www.postoffice.co.uk/coronavirus

Connect Centre, the building at the corner of Portway and Chamberlain Street, remains open for the most vulnerable delivering high priority need support. Opening hours are changing, during this time, to 10am-3pm. Please call the office on 01749 677097 to speak to one of the team during these hours. For out of hours emergencies or to arrange a food donation drop-off please call 07930 818328.

Wells Town Hall is temporarily closed, in line with government advice. You can stay in touch by contacting reception@wells.gov.uk 
For any booking enquiries please call this temporary number: 07753 819072 Mon-Fri 9am-1pm and speak to Kevin.

TheTourist Information Centre is located at Wells Town Hall.  This moved from the Museum in February 2020. The TIC is temporarily closed, in line with government advice. You can stay in touch by contacting visitwellsinfo@gmail.com

Mendip District Council Access Point at Wells Town Hall is closed until further notice. Tel 0300 303 8588

Citizen's Advice Centre at Wells Town Hall is closed until further notice. Tel 03444 889 623 10am - 4pm, Mon - Fri  Please see their advice notice here

Wells & Mendip Museum is temporarily closed, in line with government advice. You can stay in touch by emailing admin@wellsmuseum.org.uk

Many organisations are still available out of office. Please find a list below of useful contacts:

Citizens Advice: 03444 889 623
10am - 4pm, Mon - Fri

Universal Credit: 0800 144 8 444
8am - 6pm, Mon - Fri

MDC Housing: 0300 303 8588 (option 4, option 4)

Shelter housing helpline: 0808 800 4444

ACAS Employment: 0300 123 1100

Somerset 24hr domestic abuse support line: 0800 69 49 999


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.


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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