CAIA Park Community Council has declared a climate change emergency for the estate.

At their meeting this month, members backed the declaration proposed by the chair, Councillor Malcolm King.

It follows a 'climate change emergency' being announced in Wales by Wrexham Assembly Member and Welsh Government Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths last month.

The declaration was made after protests demanding politicians take action on climate change and the publicising of latest evidence from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and highlights the recent climate protests across the UK.

The latest advice on from the Welsh Government’s statutory advisory body the UK Committee on Climate Change on how meeting the goals in the Paris Agreement might affect Wales’ long-term climate change legislative targets is due at the end of the week.

Speaking to members about why they should make the declaration for Caia Park, Wynnstay Cllr King said: "We need a public declaration to say we are taking it seriously."

Caia Park is understood to be the first community council in Wrexham to declare a climate change emergency.

Cllr King added that he hoped that council's and authorities in other areas would follow their lead.