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At the Annual Town Council meeting, Councillors Martin Tucker and Teresa Creese were unanimously voted to be Mayor and Deputy Mayor respectively for another year, thank you to all the Councillors for their support.


Wotton celebrated the Coronation in style by raising hundreds of pounds for local charities and community groups. Events included the screening of the Coronation, Wotton Silver Band playing on Wotton Hill, St Mary’s Church fun family Big Sing, Coombe Open Gardens, The Keepers volunteers gardening around the town, a Coronation Town Hall Teas and Street Party where a myriad of cakes were eaten, and the Proclamation was read with distinction by the Town Crier.

Regrettably the Synwell Family Fun Day was rained off which was a shame for the volunteers who worked hard to plan this main event.

The Town Council thanks all the organisers, community groups, volunteers, and businesses for all their hard work, this is what makes our town special.

Bus Services

I would like to thank the 60 members of the community who came to the Town Council meeting to share the threats to their livelihoods and well-being, and the problems which would be caused by buses no longer servicing Wotton. This will have a serious impact on residents and businesses in the town and surrounding areas who are very frustrated and worried about the effect of this decision on their lives. A residents campaign group, Save the W-U-E to Yate Bus Service Group, has worked hard on gathering impact statements and a petition, as well as lobbying the bus company, politicians, and local media.

The Town Council is working with the County and District Councillors and other organisations on possible solutions and is trying to arrange a public meeting with politicians and Councils.

I would like to thank the County Councillor Linda Cohen, and District Councillors Catherine Braun, Ken Tucker, and George James for adding their support and for all they are doing to try to influence a change in the current plan. We also await more information about the Governments announcement of extra funding going into public transport and what that could mean for the town.

Your opportunity to make a difference! 

Whether it is using your passion and enthusiasm for local issues, to get things done, a wish to support local events and community groups, helping develop our youth services, or your own ideas, please think about joining your council as a Town Councillor and be part of our team to help us make a positive difference.  Full details are on our website: Become A Town Councillor | Wotton-under-Edge  

You are welcome to attend the monthly Town Council meetings or to contact the Town Clerk Clerk@wotton-under-edge.com Tel:01453 843210