POLICE are working with fast food and council chiefs after concerns someone will get hurt due to congestion near a town centre takeaway.

Wrexham Sergeant David Smith told the Leader the issues in Egerton Street, which runs alongside McDonald's, developed during lockdown when the restaurant saw demand for deliveries rocket.

He said: "The parking situation we have with delivery drivers here is now a daily occurrence.

"The street should only be used by disabled parking badge holders and for unloading at McDonald's and local retail premises.

"But at the moment we are concerned that it is causing a lot of congestion and someone might get hurt as a result - a pedestrian or a road user.

"We are doing a lot at the moment with McDonald's, Just Eat and Wrexham Council to try and address the issue and we have made arrangements to have parking at the NCP by St Mark's, so they can walk over.

"McDonald's saw a massive growth in deliveries during covid and this is a common sight now.

"It is not a case of enforcement. It is about finding them an alternative place so they can park safely an still go about their livelihoods."

Cllr David A Bithell, lead member for environment and transport at Wrexham Council, said: “We are happy to work with police to ensure the area is safe for everyone in the area.”

A Just Eat spokesman said: "At Just Eat, we expect all couriers delivering on our behalf to act respectfully and responsibly at all times. 

"We're actively engaging with couriers on this topic and are also closely working with the local authorities."

McDonald’s spokesperson said: “McDonald’s is committed to being a good neighbour within the local community and we will continue to work with the local police on ways to improve traffic flow on Egerton Street.”