People not Politics

Welcome to Wells Independents (WIN)

We are not a political party. We are a group of like-minded individuals who want to do the best for our great City of Wells, and for its residents. 

At local government level, we have always believed that this is best achieved without involving national party politics. We are setting out to achieve what we can for Wells, independent of any policies or directives from Westminster.

 

We feel this even more strongly now.

Wells Market in the City of Wells, Somerset

Welcome Wells Independents
Say 'goodbye' to party politics

Bishops Palace, Wells, Somerset
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In May 2019, each of the 5 independent candidates who stood under the Wells Independents (WIN) banner was elected to the Wells Town Council.  

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In September 2021, you voted in a 6th WIN Councillor.

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Both the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor are currently WIN City Councillors, and we hold the chair in the 3 most influential committees.

Ordinary people, volunteering
to make a difference

We now want to build on what has been achieved in the past by offering new faces, a fresh approach, and more innovation.

 

The people of Wells are delivering a clear message. Whether we are residents, businesses or visitors, we need to focus on the community and on the 'real' issues we all face in Wells.
 

Wells City Town Hall, Wells Somerset

We're WIN-ning for Wells

Since 2019, and despite the restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic, your hard-working WIN Councillors have have been closely involved in a host of projects to achieve considerable progress:

A vibrant image of many people enjoying food and company, seated in Wells Market Place, Wells, Somer
A vibrant image of many people enjoying food and company, seated in Wells Market Place, Wells, Somer

The part pedestrianisation of the Market Place gives the centre of Wells a truly ‘café society’ experience.

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Bishops Barn, Wells, Somerset
Bishops Barn, Wells, Somerset

The Bishops Barn an important landmark in Wells has been returned to the city.

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WIN members campaigning to Save the Old Deanery, standing in front of the building with the banner
WIN members campaigning to Save the Old Deanery, standing in front of the building with the banner

A continued campaign to purchase The Old Deanery for Wells for which WIN are providing their support.

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A vibrant image of many people enjoying food and company, seated in Wells Market Place, Wells, Somer
A vibrant image of many people enjoying food and company, seated in Wells Market Place, Wells, Somer

The part pedestrianisation of the Market Place gives the centre of Wells a truly ‘café society’ experience.

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But we are not resting on our laurels! As well as all the ongoing projects, there is still more to come:

Councillors reviewing documentation
Councillors reviewing documentation

Continued negotiations with Mendip District Council for the return of Wells’ assets.

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4 of the Wells Coronavirus Network Volunteers, also Wells Independents councillors and team
4 of the Wells Coronavirus Network Volunteers, also Wells Independents councillors and team

Volunteers of the Wells Coronavirus Network, re-named the Wells Community Network CIC.

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Wells in Bloom, flowers in the city centre
Wells in Bloom, flowers in the city centre

'Wells in Bloom' has relaunched this year.

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Councillors reviewing documentation
Councillors reviewing documentation

Continued negotiations with Mendip District Council for the return of Wells’ assets.

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Community starts when politics stops

Swans resident to the Bishops Palace Moat in Wells, Somerset
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In all of this work, your Wells Independents Councillors will listen to residents and make informed decisions on the important issues facing the City.

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Wells Independents will build on the work of the City Council to make Wells a more vibrant, prosperous and inclusive city for all residents.  

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Members will also work to widen the influence of the Council and build on the partnerships that already exist.

Why are elections happening now?

The new Unitary Authority

The reorganisation of local government will merge Somerset County Council and Mendip District Council into one Unitary Authority, to be called Somerset Council. But some local responsibilities are being transferred back to Wells City Council.  

Read more about this important reorganisation:

Local elections
Thursday 5 May

As a result of this major change in local government,

ALL COUNCILLORS

are being asked to stand down and seek re-election on 5th May.