INVESTIGATIONS are underway to identify a 'rotten egg' smell in a Wrexham village. 

Concerns have been raised by residents in Johnstown following an increased smell in the area over the past few days. 

The 'atrocious' smell came about last weekend but has continued to get worse over the course of the week. 

Dozens of residents have had their say on the matter on social media. 

One said: "What's causing that atrocious stink in Johnstown?"

Another added: "It smells like rotten eggs."


Local councillor David A Bithell has received a number of questions over the smell from residents and has raised those queries with local businesses.

He said: "I have raised my concerns on odour where concerns were raised by local residents from Johnstown, Rhos and Ponciau.

"I have spoken to the regional manager for Enovert who operates the site and they are investigating the odours which were significantly increased on Sunday and Monday morning. 

"I am aware that the low temperatures do cause such issues, however, the site has been operating for a number of years and has put into place measures to mitigate such issues. I have also reported to public protection who received complaints."

Natural Resources Wales has confirmed that they have completed an investigation into the odour.

James McClymont, NRW Team Leader Industry & Waste Regulation in North East Wales, said: “We can confirm that we have had several reports of foul odour in Johnstown, Wrexham.

“NRW officers have investigated the matter over recent days and since attended a number of local businesses, waste and industry sites.

“We will continue to liaise with partners as we try to identify the source of the odour.”

Enovert were approached for a comment.