Wrexham Council has confirmed members of the executive board have supported the creation of a Joint Member/Officer Working Group on the Cost-of-Living Crisis.

The group will consist of ten Elected Members, be politically balanced, and will be meeting within two weeks. They will aim to jointly support residents given the significant rise in the cost-of-living crisis.

Leader of the council Mark Pritchard and lead member for finance said: “These are very challenging times and I am pleased that we have set up this group. We will be making representations to UK and Welsh Government to lobby for financial support as part of the cost-of-living crisis and budget preparations for next year.”


David A Bithell, deputy leader and lead member for housing said: “Not only are we facing a housing crisis we are facing significant challenges with the rise in energy costs.

“We have been meeting with Welsh Government every two weeks which has just started and now is the time to set up a group with all members of the council via their respective groups to work together to try and support our constituents.

“We are proactively working with Welsh Government to support and influence additional monies to local authorities during the winter period."

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