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Welcome to the Wells City Council website

Wells 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 11,343 (5,259 males & 6,084 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.

For more information about the history of Wells click here or here

Wells City Councillors 2014

The 641st Mayor of Wells is Cllr Chris Briton who took office in May 2014, his Mayoress is his wife Mrs Sarah Briton.
The Mayor attends many events and you can read his weekly diary here.

Click here to find out more information about the sixteen councillors of Wells City Council.

Wells Wednesday Market

The Somerset Farmers Market continues all year round every Wednesday in the market place. You can buy fresh local seasonal produce from many different stalls at an affordable price.
Don’t forget Carols by Candlelight in Wells Cathedral on the 23rd December.

Find out what’s coming up next.