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Meet the Mayor

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    The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Wells,

    Cllr Philip Welch

    647th Mayor of Wells 

    and Mayoress, Mrs Caroline Welch


    Philip Welch was Editor of the Wells Journal and the three other newspapers in the Mid Somerset Series from 1997-2013.

    Since then he has devoted his life to voluntary work including spokesperson for the Wells Coronavirus Network, vice-chair of the Heads Up mental health charity, vice-chair of Wells Civic Society, broadcaster on GFM community radio, Ambassador to the Wells Girlguiding movement, one of the Wells SOUP organisers and a member of the steering group for the Wells Men’s Breakfast.

    The Mayoress, Caroline Welch, has a national role with Homes England, the Government’s housing agency.

    They live in Wells and look forward to supporting the Wells City Council and the residents of Wells.

    The charity chosen by the Mayor for which funds will be raised during the his mayoral year is Wells Macmillan Cancer Support.

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