This public meeting is an initiative by Wells Independents, the non-party political community group of volunteers.

Senior Mendip district and Somerset county councillors will be invited, as well as representatives from Wells Chamber of Commerce, Wake Up Wells, Wells Civic Society, and an independent expert on the benefits and dangers of pedestrianising shopping streets.

The meeting will be chaired by Philip Welch, a Wells Independent and the newest member of the city council, who said: “The purpose is to find out what residents want, rule out which ideas won’t work and rule in those that might work.

“Then we can pass them on to our county and district councillors who have the power to put them into practice.

“Here is your chance to get your views heard.”

All are welcome at this public meeting. Free soup and rolls will provide a light lunch. Soft drinks will be available.