A TOURISM project will come to fruition next month as the first jobs at a new centre are advertised.
Chirk’s £645,000 Glyn Wylfa scheme has created six roles to be filled beforethe scheduled Easter opening.
They include enterprise manager, cafe manager and four cafe staff positions. The deadline for applications is tomorrow.
Meanwhile work continues to transform the former council offices on Castle Road into a state-of-the-art tourism centre with cafe and office space.
Chirk police are also hoping to move onto the site.
Glyn Wylfa Development Trust (GWDT) board member Brian Colley said both the cafe and 11 fully equipped offices were planned to be ready by March 31.
There would also be an area for local artists and crafts displays and the site was intended to become a designated tourist centre for the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct World Heritage Site and surrounding area.
Brian said: “The police are moving into a unit at the rear of the building,“ he said, adding it had been described as a “bespoke” set of offices to replace their premises on Holyhead Road.
“If it goes ahead, that will be their new base in Chirk,” he said.
Mick Ramsey, GWDT chairman, said: “It’s now down to the nitty gritty. The big one is recruiting and getting suitable applications so we get good people. We want people who have our commitment and it’s a good opportunity for local people and people outside the area.”
The council offices at Glyn Wylfa closed in 2005, but since then the GWDT has secured Big Lottery funding and Welsh Government funding, as well as a 25-year lease from Wrexham Council.
The new website can be seen at glynwylfa.co.uk.