A WREXHAM resident has taken it upon herself to organise a big clean-up of the town in order to restore pride back into the area.

Evrah Rose, a spoken word poet, spoke candidly on the motivation behind the clean-up, which is being held on September 1, at 10.30am.

She said: "I decided to arrange a 'big clean' with the support of the people of Wrexham, the very folk that know this town inside and out.

"My reasons for doing this are quite simple in a way - I want people to feel pride again when they walk the streets.

"I want them to visit the centre and invest their time and hard earned cash into our businesses that work tirelessly to trade."

It comes after shocking footage recently emerged showing a man intoxicated on drugs stumbling outside McDonald's.

She added: "I've seen a lot of negativity and it had me thinking, why not provide an opportunity for people to be actively involved with maintaining the town centre?

"Provide them with an avenue to express themselves, their wishes in a way that is both helpful and positive.

"How can a bit of litter picking help the town people may ask?

"When people work at something, put effort in to something they are passionate about, they're more likely to not only respect it but encourage others to.

"If we start with the very foundations, like for instance, the aesthetics of the town, it's not only going to look a little brighter, cleaner and more welcoming, it's going to eventually encourage others to partake, respect and rejuvenate areas that need a little love.

"We could sit there all day and moan about the council and blame each other, yet when you really think about it, we're equally responsible for the cleanliness of our town, rubbish does not come from nowhere - it comes from us.

"I've seen the same initiative rolled out in Rhosddu and Caia Park and can't see why we can't do the same for the town centre.

"I love Wrexham and see nothing but potential. We have our issues, yes, there is no denying that. Everywhere does.

"Yet, if we work together collectively and engage with one another, we can achieve so much.

"An attractive, well maintained town cannot only increase footfall, it can increase the likelihood that people and maybe even business will invest.

"I don't have all of the answers. I can't work miracles but with a little help from everyone in the town we can achieve great things.

"Because we all have the skills and the heart.

"Let's re-establish community and show everyone how brilliant we are."

The meeting location for the clean-up will be at Saith Seren in Wrexham, who have kindly offered to make hot beverages for everyone involved in the big clean, which will come to an end at 1.30pm.

For further information, visit the Wrexham Town Centre Clean Up - Let's Make and BE the Difference event via Facebook.