Wells Voice Your Views

February 27 2020

This is like a cancer on the countryside

AFTER reading the depressing news of new housing developments on pages 17 and 39 of February’s Wells Voice, we received a card in the post from Gladman informing us of yet another proposed housing development in Wookey Hole Road, in addition to the one we found out about last month next to the Underwood Industrial Estate... Read More


February 27 2020

Road so bad it nearly shook off bonnet

TOR Street being closed for resurfacing due to a “steady decline in the condition of the surface” is a necessary evil, but potholes in Tor Street are no new thing. .. Read More


January 31 2020

Scandalous to dig up road again

THE A39 from Wells to Glastonbury is a Class A road, and a busy one; however, it is rarely without traffic control due to various utilities digging up the road. .. Read More


December 31 2019

Parking in street must be standardised

I WAS upset to see a traffic warden, for the first time, patrolling St Cuthbert Street on a Sunday (on Reindeer Parade day) catching visitors out due to the bizarre and seemingly conflicting parking notice which applies to one side of the road only... Read More


November 02 2019

Wells Neighbourhood Plan

MANY readers will recall consultations back in 2015/16 based on the Wells Neighbourhood Plan. .. Read More


November 02 2019

Collection should be out in the open

THE recent Phillips Portraits exhibition at the Wells and Mendip Museum is only a part of a major collection of images of people and landmarks in the area of Wells, Glastonbury, Street, Shepton Mallet and the neighbouring villages, where many families still reside, taken by Bert Phillips in the 1890s onwards... Read More


November 02 2019

Display of portraits was extraordinary

YOUNG men and women have dreams; ‘olde’ men and women have memories. This octogenarian bears witness to those ‘unsung’ volunteers across Mendip communities who attest to our past. .. Read More


October 06 2019

Please back campaign for better social care funding

WE’RE writing to ask your readers to put their names to the county council’s Stand Up For Care online petition (www.somerset.gov.uk/standupforcare)... Read More


August 31 2019

Loss of one of city’s great characters

WELLS has lost one of its great characters in Martin Coppell, not only ‘Mr Carnival’ himself, but a great man who did so much for all our community events, and above all one of the last few Wellensians who was truly proud of our city... Read More


August 31 2019

We are grateful for such generosity

I WOULD like to express my sincere thanks to all your readers, their family and friends who have donated to Macmillan Cancer Support in Somerset this past year... Read More