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Aerial view of Wells by Jason Bryant

About Us

Wells Civic Society is a community organisation that has been dedicated to preserving the best of Wells’ past, celebrating the present, and shaping its future since 1952.


Our voice helps to shape local developments, making sure they preserve our heritage for future generations while meeting the needs of today’s population. We review local planning applications and participate in city centre management partnerships such as city centre traffic issues and the Conservation Area Appraisal.


Over the years we have worked in partnership with local voluntary and civic organisations on projects such Wells in Bloom, Heritage Open Days, Somerset Poppies, Save Our Swan, Visit Wells, Meet & Greet, Wells Museum, and many more. Our work celebrates the city’s heritage with initiatives such as the Blue Plaques and Wells in Mosaic. 


We have a lively events program that celebrates the history and stories of Wells. Our events include talks, guided visits to local landmarks and buildings, and other social activities. Find out more about what we do by clicking the button below.

The Team

All our committee members are volunteers. We meet regularly to discuss local issues and to plan future activities. We’re always looking for new members, so if you're interested in joining us, please get in touch through our contact page.

Our Vice Presidents are Roger Cookman and Rod Hudsmith

would you like to join our team?

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