Facebook Visit Wells


On this page:

    Wells Community Network

    Working together, supporting each other.
    Do you need support?
    We have a co-ordinated volunteer network who are happy to help in many different ways. Whether you want a friendly chat, help with your shopping, advice or help, we can usually find someone to help.

    Would you like to get involved with community activities?
    Do you want to join our team of volunteers and get involved with our network or work with one of our partner organisations?

    Please visit the website on this link:


    14 December 2021

    Why is it called Wells 'Town' Hall?

    Why is it called Wells Town Hall?

    Apparently this is because Wells was a borough right up until 1974, so it was called a town hall rather than a city hall.  In 1974, local government reorganisation meant that Wells ceased to be a borough and would have become a parish, were it not for a charter granted in that year to Wells by the Queen which gave it the right to call itself a city. Despite that, the original name of the town hall stuck.  So it is the longstanding borough status of Wells which accounts for it being called 'Town Hall'.

    History Town Hall Articles

    On this page:
      Related content: