AN OPEN meeting is being held to discuss plans for a prison to be built in Wrexham.
The event will be held tomorrow at Pentre Maelor Community Centre running from 7pm to 9pm.
The evening has been organised by Abenbury Community Council and chairman Ray Squire said everyone was welcome to attend.
“In the first hour the community council will ask members of the public to express their views and opinions about the proposals for a prison,” said Cllr Squire.
“Then from 8pm to 9pm we will be putting issues which have been raised forward to representatives from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).”
Cllr Squire said the event had been arranged after the community council had approached the MoJ on holding an open evening.
Cllr Squire also renewed his attack on the MoJ over publicity arrangements for a series of public meetings about plans to build the £250 million prison.
The sessions were held at Redwither Tower on Thursday, Friday and Saturday last week.
The Leader reported Cllr Squire had been unhappy over arrangements to let people know about the meetings.
While people living in Pentre Maelor had received notices from the ministry publicising details of the event, households in the rest of the Abenbury area had missed out.
“They should be much more open in letting people know what is going on. There should have been far better advertising for that event,” said Cllr Squire.
A spokesman for the MoJ said. “We wrote to members of the neighbouring community to inform them of our decision, as well as asking local councillors to communicate developments to local residents.
“The Ministry of Justice is subject to the same planning procedures as any other proposal of a similar scale.”
The proposals for the prison are for the site of the former Firestone factory on Wrexham Industrial Estate.