News in Wells

If you're looking for a day out with a difference, then you might want to check out the Bishop's Palace's Medieval Falconry Day in Wells on April 11.

Tony from Raptor Care is an expert in falconry and in training the birds with skills that have been used since medieval times.

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Are you a keen gardener or horticultural enthusiast? If so, you will want to join the Bishop's Palace in Wells on March 22 for this opportunity to find rare and unusual plants from a selection of top nurseries from all over the South West.

The nurseries are carefully selected to ensure that they are genuine growers who produce most or all of the plants that they sell themselves.

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The well attended CAN do event

It was standing room only at the Town Hall on Friday night for the launch of the Wells Climate Action Network at it's Wells CAN Do event.

Alongside a vegan supper cooked by Sustainable Living Designs, poetry from local wordsmith Denise Nevill and songs from Ross Wallis and Sue Rushforth attendees talked together about their carbon use.

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Norm Longley spoke about his love for Ljubljana

News from our groups this month: so many members are keen on reading and discussing books it has been necessary to set up a second book group.

Our skittlers were knocked out of the competition in the fourth round; the gourmet group are planning what to cook and share at a spring gathering; and our crafters will be trying applique.

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How Bristol Airport would have looked as part of its planning application for expansion (Photo: Bristol Airport)

The planning application to expand Bristol Airport, the nearest major airport to Wells, was rejected by North Somerset Council yesterday (February 10).

At the opening of the debate at the special Planning and Regulatory committee meeting, Cllr Steve Hogg (Wrington) proposed a motion calling on members to refuse the application.

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After a first half to forget for Wells City, who were not at the races, they came out of the traps quickly in the second period and controlled the game to beat Portishead Town 4-0 and deservedly get the three points.

Wells had the first chance of the game on three minutes as a delicate lobbed ball by Tom Hill found Harry Foster but his first time effort on the half volley came back off the base of the post.

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