COUNCILLORS say a bus company's lack of competition is the reason why they continue to cut vital routes and services.

Bryan Apsley, Chair of Llay Community Council, said at their meeting on Wednesday that the number 33 route operated by Arriva will no longer go through Bradley and Gwersyllt and that changes were having a damaging affect on local businesses.

He said: "I have complained about the service being provided by Arriva before and now they're making it worse! It's not only us that's being affected, there are many other areas affected by it too.

"The problem is, they haven't got any real competition have they? So they can pick and choose which services and routes they support."

Arriva announced several weeks ago that it will be axing and changing many routes in and around Wrexham, with the changes coming into effect from March 31. This is just the latest blow for the village after the company axed the number 32 service in June 2018.

Cllr Apsley added: "The Legion side of the village has had nothing for two years, it's just pathetic. The Post Office is in real trouble because a number of people can't get up there to carry out their business."