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    26 July 2023

    Wells Environment Network Day

    Wells Environment Network Day

    We Love Our Environment
    That was the message given to the public visiting the Portway Annexe on 1st July at a community event to show what is being done in Wells to promote and protect the environment of Wells.
    A giant puppet Gaia met people on the streets of Wells and the new trishaw (purchased by Wells Community Network) was on display at the front door, attracting people to come and see what was going on. About 100 people dropped into to meet the 15 organisations representing Wells Environment Network on the day. There was a buzz in the main hall as people chatted to the various organisations and a talk from Jo Stevenson (Lead Community Gardener at the Bishops‘ Palace) gave tips on gardening for pleasure and produce, whilst a Cycle Safety Talk from Cllr Edric Hobbs gave good advice to those of us who maybe feel less confident on the busy roads of today. Sustainable Wells offered “Repair, Repurpose and Revive” workshops throughout the day, as well providing 2 delicious soups at lunchtime. 
    There was a glimpse of Mayor’s New Dresses Project with 2 of the stunning repurposed wedding dresses on display. And, we saw how children see the world in the display of posters designed by children from 4 local schools (Coxley, Croscombe, St Cuthbert’s and St Joseph and St Teresa’s) in the Climate and Environment Posters Competition. Of the 40 posters selected by local artists Chris Lee, Edgar Phillips, Fiona Campbell and Gill Sakakini, 4 winners were chosen on the day by a People’s Vote.
    The Worshipful Mayor of Wells Cllr Tanys Pullin opened the event. The organisations involved on the day were- Sustainable Wells, Wells and District Wildlife Group, Somerset Council, The Bishops’ Palace, The Blue School , Mendip Hills Environmental Land Management, Wells Bus Users Group, Strawberry Line Supporters’ Group, Somerset Wildlife Trust, Centre for Sustainable Energy, Wells U3A, Wells Cathedral, Sustainable Food Somerset, Wells City Council,  and WCN. 

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