Local community plea to turn Wrexham Miners’ Institute into arts and entertainment centre

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A WREXHAM woman is calling on people from the area to join her quest to turn the Miners’ Institute into a prestigious centre for the arts and entertainment that would put the town on the cultural map in grand fashion.

Caroline Wheeler, of Acton, said that she has put in a great deal of hard work researching options for turning the disused building into a thriving hub of the community.

Now she feels ready to press ahead with the next stage of her plan and ask for support from residents across the county.

“I think this could be massive for Wrexham. I have spoken to many people about the possibilities and there is a lot of enthusiasm for reviving the Institute,” she said.

Mrs Wheeler stressed that the final details of the plans would need to be decided by the people who agreed to come on board and give support to the scheme.

But the essential driving force is to bring the building into a 21st century centre for music, entertainment, celebrations and performing arts that everyone in Wrexham could be proud of.

“The scheme could cause such a big stir in the town, right across North Wales and beyond. This is something which would be so positive for Wrexham.

“There are many exciting ideas. It would help to revive community spirit and be a massive part in the social life of the region.”

Mrs Wheeler said that she would be very interested in talking to other people expressing an interest in the scheme and wanting further details. It may be possible that a form of community ownership could be organised to take the future of the building forward.

“At the moment I can’t give a timescale, but I can say it is important that we act as soon as possible to get everything in place.

“It is vital that we act quickly.”

If anyone would like to get in contact with Mrs Wheeler they can send her an e-mail to carolinewheeler529 @googlemail.com.

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