A Community Council could face having to pay an extra £34,000 to fund community services.
The figure was revealed by Caia Park Commmunity Council chairman Marc Jones ahead of a meeting tomorrow night which is due to discuss the new financial burden.
Cllr Jones said the prospect of the bumper bill is a result of Wrexham Council seeking to pass on the cost of certain services to community councils.
Wrexham Council says no final decision has been made and it is exploring other ways of delivering services at a time of shrinking budgets.
Wrexham Council has given an ultimatum to all but six of the 34 community councils in the county to take on the running costs of some facilities or risk losing them.
School crossing patrols, community centres and play areas could be axed unless the running costs re taken up by community councils.
Cllr Jones said Wrexham Council has written to the Caia Park authority stating it could be looking at a £34,000 bill for school crossing patrols, play areas and community centres.
An online petition has now been launched to protect any services under threat and to examine the allowances paid to council officials and the Mayor of Wrexham.
Wrexham Council’s lead member for communities, Cllr Hugh Jones, said: “No final decisions have been made. The council is exploring alternative ways of enabling services to be delivered at a time when the Welsh Government is cutting its funding to local councils.
“Regrettably, the council does not have the resources to support these further in the future.
“It would be a condition of community councils and community groups taking them over that they would finance the provision of these facilities.
“The council will look at ways in which we can assist and enable other bodies to provide these facilities and services.”