Chance for say on Recreation Ground and Bishop’s Barn

RESIDENTS are invited to an Open Day to discuss how better use could be made of the Recreation Ground and Bishop’s Barn.

Control of these assets were given to the newly-formed Mendip District Council in 1974’s local government reorganisation and not returned to Wells City Council until a few months ago.

The Open Day will be on Saturday, May 20, from 11am to 3.30pm in the Bishop’s Barn to hear residents’ and users’ ideas about making best use of the Recreation Ground and Barn. Wells city councillors will be there to take questions and record people’s thoughts.

“Options for the barn might include weddings, concerts, an exhibition space, even roller skating,” said Councillor Philip Welch.  “Would you like to see the play area on the Rec extended, with play equipment suitable for older children? Could there be smaller football pitches or a fitness circuit around the perimeter of the Rec? How about a running track?

“But what do you think? What ideas do you have? Do come along if you can. We want to hear the views of as many Wells residents as possible. We are also keen to hear your views on setting up a ‘Friends of Wells Rec’ group for people who want to see it used for the maximum benefit of the community.”