It is with deep regret that the City of Wells Lions has to announce that we are unable to organise the May Day Fair this year.
We have been holding community events in the City for 44 years and have staged the May Day Celebrations for the last 14 years, without incident.
We fully understand the safety of the public at any event is paramount, but the demands placed upon us by Mendip Council this year means that as a small volunteer charity group, we do not have the resources to devote to the extensive requirements that the council is seeking to impose.
Wells Lions and other voluntary organisations have been subject to an overzealous and inconsistent approach by Mendip District Council.
I am sure that members of the public, the children and the teachers of the schools who take part each year will be disappointed. However, I trust they will understand our position.