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Welcome to the Wells City Council website


FILMING OF 'THE WHITE PRINCESS' AT WELLS CATHEDRAL ON THE 4TH & 5TH OF JULY
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ROAD CLOSURE & PRODUCTION NOTICE

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. The City of Wells is twinned with Paray-Le-Monial, France; Bad Durkheim, Germany and Fontanellato, Italy.
For more information about the history of Wells click here or here

Wedding in Wells Town Hall

Wells Town Hall is a wonderful venue for weddings, marriages and civil ceremonies, it can host anything from a small intimate affair in the Mayor’s Parlour for 18, to a large glamorous wedding reception for up to 180 guests. Click this link to go to our weddings section or click this link to go through to our room hire section.

 

The Mayor of Wells - Cllr Alison Gibson

On 21 May 2016 Councillor Alison Gibson was elected the 643rd Mayor of Wells, her consort is Mr Steve Luck. The Mayor will attend many events during her year and is kept very busy, click this link to read the Mayor's Diary  or click this link to read about the Mayoral Role.

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