WREXHAM'S Member of Parliament (MP) is aiming to help residents of a village concerned over a lack of decent mobile coverage in their area.

Sarah Atherton MP says that, since being elected, she has been contacted by a 'large number' of Rossett residents about the issue.

As a result of the mixed picture of broadband and mobile phone connectivity, Mrs Atherton wants to hear from residents in Rossett affected by poor mobile coverage or slow broadband.

She said: "The issue is well-known locally, with some residents complaining that if they want to send or receive texts, they have to go upstairs in their homes.

"I know personally how frustrating the various mobile ‘not-spots’ and signal dead zones are – particularly near the Rossett roundabout where my signal always drops."


Mrs Atherton added: "Ofcom’s “mobile checker” app predicts most Rossett postcodes are “ok” and “good” for indoor and outdoor voice coverage. Clearly, there are differences between the predictions and the reality, as this is not the reported experience of Rossett residents.” 

Mrs Atherton said that poor mobile coverage 'not only affects economic, educational and leisure opportunities for local people', but also 'remains a significant barrier to growth for Wrexham County Borough'.

In addition, the lack of good broadband coverage is also frequently raised as an issue in Rossett.

The Rossett area ranks in the worst 30% of areas in the UK for Superfast and Gigabit availability, and for being unable to receive decent broadband. 

The more residents Mrs Atherton hears from, the more powerful case she can put to the UK Government on this issue.

To share your views, please email sarah.atherton.mp@parliament.uk and share as much detail as possible, including when and where you experience connectivity issues.