RESIDENTS living near the SToK Cae Ras say there has been a "marked improvement" in matchday parking issues, but some problems still remain. 

Earlier this year, residents said it was time for change following years of issues regarding parking on matchdays in Wrexham. 

The Reds have always had a strong home crowd in the thousands, but following Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney's takeover, crowd numbers have surged, meaning an increase in cars for home games. 

Wrexham have averaged over 10,000 at each home game so far this season.

Last season, North Wales Police called for more to be done, and following concerns raised by residents, Wrexham Council said they were hoping to address the issues. 

Councillor Hugh Jones, Wrexham Council’s lead member for environment, said: “There have always been issues around match-day parking and it’s a common issue around many football grounds and stadiums all over the country. We are considering the impact of match-day parking on local residents, and have had some discussions with the local ward member to consider proposals.

“It should be noted that with any introduction of parking restrictions, there would be a statutory consultation process undertaken, which would allow residents to share their views prior to any changes coming into place. 


Three months later, residents say the issue has improved, however, some concerns still remain.

Local resident Chris Jones said: "There has been a marked improvement with the parking issues, they are putting residents parking only signs at the entrance to Windsor Drive and quite a few more bollards as well.

"I am pleased to see that the parking issues that have been experienced for a number of years have on the whole improved. There are occasionally a number of cars that still continue to park between the bollards.

"The parking issues still remain from Gloucester Drive down to and including Belvedere Drive, as there are no bollards placed there, with parking on the pavements causing issues with people having to walk in the road due to not being able to push their pushchairs past the parked cars.

"The most concerning issue that still remains, is that due to the parking towards the bottom of Windsor Drive, there is a very strong possibility of emergency vehicles not being able to access if there was an emergency."