WIN… working for Wells
• Members of Wells Independents on the city council will listen to residents to make informed decisions on the important issues facing the city.
• Wells Independents will build on the work of the city council to make Wells a more vibrant, prosperous and liveable city for all residents
• Members will also work to widen the influence of the council and build on the partnerships that already exist.
Meet a couple of our WIN members…
What is Wells City Council responsible for?
The City of Wells functions within three levels of local government, Wells City Council, Mendip District Council and Somerset County Council.
Although Wells has a city council, it operates in the same way that a parish or town council does and has the same powers and can provide the same services as these councils.
At present, you will find that a lot of the services available within the City are run by either the District or County Councils.
For example, in Wells, Mendip District Council’s main responsibilities directly affecting residents are the management of the pay and display car parks, the markets, street cleaning, recreational facilities and play areas, council tax collection and domestic waste collections. Some of Somerset County Council’s responsibilities directly affecting residents of the City include the provision of schools, the local library, Dulcote recycling centre, roads and social services.
The work of Wells City Council can be considered to fall into main categories:
- representing the local community
- delivering services to meet local needs
- striving to improve the quality of life in the city
Wells City Council provides, maintains or contributes to the following:
- The Town Hall and associated facilities
- Wells Cemetery
- Public conveniences in the City
- Allotments, Christmas Illuminations and Wells skateboard park
- Partnership working with a wide range of local councils and organisations
- Consultee in relation to all planning applications affecting the City
- Involvement in City Centre Management including CCTV
- Oversight of the Wells In Bloom programme
- Management of the two annual funfairs held in the Market Place
- Grants and financial support to local clubs and organisations
- Control of the water running down the south side of the High Street
- Historic records of the City and the provision of an Archivist
- A strong ceremonial role in the City
In producing this information, although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, WIN assumes no responsibility therefore.
How do I become a WIN Candidate?
If you would like to become a WIN candidate we would ask you to attend some of our WIN meetings to make sure you understand the key concepts of WIN.
Everyone is welcome and anyone can apply to become a WIN candidate.
Please email your contact details and any issues that have been bugging you about Wells to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are holding 2 public meetings: Feb 4th and Feb 7th. Both in Seager Hall. Please check our events page for more details.
How do I become a WIN supporter?
If you don’t want to become a candidate but wish to support WIN, you can become a supporter.
If you think you could help or if you have skills, expertise or even an idea you’d like to offer please get in touch with us or come along to one of our meetings.
We are looking for help in the following areas:
- Event Ideas
- Young person contact
- Making Boards
- Web maintenance
- Help at events
- Administrative support
- Displaying boards and posters
Fill out our form and we will keep you posted on our meetings so you can join us.