Tag Archives: Wells

Green light for traffic signals upgrade

Ageing traffic signals in Wells are set for a comprehensive upgrade as part of Somerset County Council’s ongoing maintenance programme. The traffic lights in Chamberlain Street are outdated and at risk of failure without investment. The system will be fully refurbished with extra low voltage supply (ELV) and LED lights to reduce the council’s carbon […]

Park your views

Residents and businesses in Wells are being invited to comment on proposals for a residents parking scheme in the city. Somerset County Council has responded to a call for change from residents and is organising a consultation this month to seek people’s views on the proposals. The Council’s resident –friendly parking policy supports communities to […]

On the road again: How would you balance the Council’s budget?

Somerset County Council’s public engagement events are on the road again this month as the authority faces up to the challenge of rising demand and falling funding. This is the third year the Council has run its ‘Listening, Learning, Changing’ roadshows, asking people to try their hand at balancing its budget with an over-sized set […]

1,000 children take part in annual folk dance festival

The Cathedral Green of Wells was awash with colour on Saturday as more than 1,000 brightly dressed children took part in the 41st annual Somerset Schools Folk Dance Festival. The children, who represented 58 primary schools from across Somerset, provided a spectacular sight for the hundreds of parents and family members who turned out to […]

Schools to celebrate Folk Dance Festival

More than 1,000 primary school children will be celebrating the annual Folk Dance Festival on Wells Cathedral Green this weekend. Now in its 41st year, the Somerset Schools’ Folk Dance Festival is being held on Saturday 13 June and has 59 schools participating. The colourful, musical event will run from 2.30pm to 4.30pm giving local […]

Mendip: How would you balance the Council’s budget?

Somerset County Council will be on the road in Mendip this week asking residents to try their hand at balancing its budget while gathering views and priorities to help plan for future challenges. The ‘Listening, Learning, Changing’ roadshows will be visiting Shepton Mallet, Frome and Wells, asking people to give their views as the Council […]

Long awaited crossing to be installed on busy A39 Main Road in Coxley

Work to build a new pedestrian crossing on the A39 Main Road in Coxley between Wells and Glastonbury is due to start next week. Members of the community, supported by former County Councillor Ron Forrest, have long campaigned for a safe crossing point. Funding for a Puffin crossing has now been approved as part of […]

Somerset Libraries celebrate Adult Learners Week

A number of Somerset Libraries are hosting a range of events and activities to celebrate Adult Learners Week, which runs from 14–20 June. Events taking place in ten libraries across the county are generally free of charge and include art and craft demonstrations and workshops, U3A special interest groups, Scrabble, flower arranging, family history and […]

Be the hero of your own story at Somerset Libraries

Parents and carers are being urged to don their superhero masks, reveal their superpowers and take their children on a quest to find a local hero-themed event in Somerset. To celebrate Booktrust’s National Bookstart Week, which runs from 9-15 June, Somerset Libraries are organising special story and rhyme sessions in many libraries across the county, […]

£50,000 boost for rural ‘work hubs’

More than £50,000 has been handed out to fund two “work hubs” designed to stimulate business growth in rural Somerset. The Somerset Work Hubs Scheme is led by Somerset County Council and funded through the Heart of the South West Rural Growth Network Pilot (HotSW RGN). It aims to set up small-scale flexible business workspace […]