CONCERNS have been raised over the safety of parking near to the Racecourse on Wrexham AFC match days. 

Residents who live near to the oldest international football stadium in the world say issues have been ongoing for years and have called for things to change. 

With the current interest in the club, following Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney's takeover, crowd numbers have surged, meaning an increase in cars for home games. 

Last season, North Wales Police called for more to be done but at the start of this campaign, the issues have continued, which has led to concerns growing among residents. 

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Chris Jones, of Windsor Drive, said: "North Wales Police have made efforts to improve the situation and resident-only parking signs have gone up. 

"However the success of the club has increased the interest which in turn increases the number of people and cars. 

"Bollards have been put up along the street, but we're finding people moving them to fit their cars in and blocking residents' driveways. 

"It's a complete disregard for the residents and it could become a safety issue due to cars not being able to get through the road. 

"It's not big enough for cars on both sides and when there are people parking on double yellows it is quite dangerous. We just want to highlight it to try and get it solved."

Brynyffynnon County Councillor, Phil Wynn said: “I’m due to meet with the club’s community liaison officer John Widdowson later on this month, so match day parking along the Mold Road side streets will be discussed when we meet up.

"I have asked WCBC for additional double-yellow lines with no loading restrictions to protect the entrances to these side streets but a residential parking scheme on match days is the practical solution to the inconvenience local residents face on match days”.