THE highly anticipated opening of the nine-acre field in Wrexham was celebrated this weekend after years of the gates being closed and it being out of bounds to the public.

Councillors and local residents have campaigned to save the land from development for years and, finally, the nine-acre space has been opened up to the community. 

The field has been open for a short while, but residents joined together for a celebratory picnic and to support the local community.

Councillor Becca Martin said: "Thank you to everyone who came today (Sunday, July 2), we had a wonderful time and it was amazing to see the field being used. Here's to more events to come."

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Nichola Taylor on Facebook said: "We came and had a wander around with the pooches. It will become a regular little walk for us now."

Andrew Clark said: "We came for a quick walk around with our dogs, thanks for finally getting those gates unlocked.

"A great safe environment for dog owners and parents to use as another option to other local parks."

Last year, a planning application to build a school on the field - which is situated just off the A5152 in Rhosddu - was rejected by Wrexham Council and last month it confirmed that the field, which has been fenced off, would be reopened to the public. 


When the council announced that the park would be reopened to the public, Cllr Becca Martin said: "It seems like someone, somewhere was listening and I'm delighted that the community pressure has finally paid off.

"I look forward to the community being able to use the park and I'm sure events can now be held there that will improve our community and bring people closer together."