What the council does

The City Council provides:

  • The Town Hall, accommodating: -The City Council offices and meeting chamber and on occasion the 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

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