WREXHAM Council is asking residents for their views on which town architecture needs to be preserved for future generations.

Some of these architectural features stretch right back through Wrexham’s past as a market town, all the way back to the 16th and 17th centuries.

Given the architectural interest and quality of some of these buildings, and the more apparent historical landmarks like the Butchers Market and St Giles Church, the authority is seeking to do what it can to look after the town’s historic character.

Already plans are in place for some key buildings in the town centre, as part of a National Lottery-backed plan.

But the council is also looking at the whole conservation area, and how it can help to maintain the general appearance and historic character of the town centre.

The Wrexham Town Centre Conservation Area aims to preserve and enhance the special character and appearance of the town centre, and there is a plan in place to help back that aim.

That plan is being updated and the council would like to hear your views on the area, to highlight any issues and concerns and help identify opportunities and priorities for the next 10 years.

Residents need to see how important they think the conservation area is, and whether they think its boundaries need changing.

Any positives, negatives and what more needs to be done would be welcomed in the feedback.

As part of the consultation, Wrexham Councl is running a survey on its Your Voice survey website. To take part, visit www.yourvoicewrexham.net/

The whole survey will not take more than a few minutes to complete – so if you think the character of historic Wrexham is important, it is well worth your time taking a few minutes to take part.

Cllr David Kelly, lead member for environment and planning, said: “There are some incredible assets in Wrexham town centre which contribute to the town’s historical character and appearance.

"The Town Centre Conservation Area Character Assessment and Management Plan will help us to preserve and enhance this special character.

“Obviously, it’s very important we know what the public’s views are with regard to that plan, so I would encourage anyone who has an interest in the town’s history and heritage to spare a few minutes and take part.”