Roadshows to focus on improving Wrexham communities

Reporter:

Phil Robinson

PLANS to help shape the future of communities in the west of Wrexham will come under the spotlight this month.

Roadshows are being staged in Gwersyllt, Llay, Coedpoeth, Brymbo and Tanyfron to encourage people to get involved in a series of community action plans being
developed to tackle local issues.

The plans are being drawn up using feedback from local people gathered by Wrexham Council’s economic development department over the past 12 months.

Residents were encouraged to talk about the positive and negative aspects of where they live.

Comments ranged from positive feelings about local schools to concerns about issues such as fly-tipping and drug and alcohol abuse.

Called Our Community – the Way Forward, the roadshows are being organised by the department’s West Wrexham community development team and will take place between Wednesday, July 7 and Thursday, July 15, stopping at various locations in each of the five villages.

Cllr Rodney Skelland, lead member for regeneration and corporate governance, said: “The feedback provided by residents is being used to help develop these actions plans.

“The plans will help communities tackle the issues that matter most to local people and the roadshows are a great opportunity to find out more.”

There will also be interactive activities, a free prize draw and a drawing competition for children.

The roadshow will call at: Brymbo on Wednesday, July 7, from 1.30pm-2.30pm when it will be at Offa Street shops; 2.45pm-3.45pm outside St Mary’s School, and 4pm-6pm outside Brymbo Library.

Coedpoeth on Thursday, July 15, from noon-1.30pm at the public car park in High Street; 1.45pm-2.30pm at Adwy shops; 2.45pm-4pm outside Penygelli School and 4.15pm-6pm at Plas Pentwyn.

Gwersyllt on Thursday, July 8, from 9.30am-10.30am at Gwersyllt Resource Centre; 10.45am-11.45am at First Avenue shops; 11.30am-12.15pm outside Bradley Village Hall; 1.15pm-2.15pm at Pendine Park shops; 2.45pm-4pm outside Ysgol Heulfan and 4.30pm-6pm at Dodd’s Lane Shopping Centre.

Llay on Tuesday, July 13, from 9.30am-11am at Llay Resource Centre in Market Square; 11.15am-noon in Pentre Street; 1.15pm-2pm in Watts Dyke Way and 2.15pm-3pm at Llay Park Junior School.

Tanyfron on Wednesday, July 14, from 3pm-4pm at Tanyfron Community Centre; 4.15pm-5.15pm on New Bloor housing estate and 6pm-8pm at Tanyfron Community Centre.

For more information, including where the roadshow will be pitching up, call Ceri Postle on 01978 722986, or email ceri.postle@wrexham.gov.uk.

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