AN URGENT plea has been issued to ensure the survival of the much-loved Queensway Community Building in Caia Park.

In 2017, Dianne Hughes, owner of Delta Academy of Dance made a bold decision to relocate to the current venue in Caia Park where she transformed an old garage into a warm and inclusive space.

The dance academy has been a thriving force for almost four decades, providing exceptional training to over 500 children and young adults every week.

Today, the building houses Delta Academy, The Happy Hedgehog café, Queensway Craft & Textiles Centre and Queensway Community Group CIC.

The Leader: Queensway Craft & Textile ShopQueensway Craft & Textile Shop (Image: Queensway Community Group)

The Queensway Community Group CIC was established as a non-profit organisation in 2019 with the aim of working with the local community in Caia Park and further afield in Wrexham.

Throughout her tenancy, Dianne and the Queensway Community Group have benefitted from an excellent relationship with the private landlord but unfortunately, it is now time for him and his partners to sell the premises.

The landlord is keen to sell to the community group and is doing much to help make this possible. This does however leave the group with the need to raise a large amount of money to keep the doors of the Queensway Complex wide open.

A GoFundMe page has now been set up in a bid to raise £250,000 to purchase the building. Wrexham residents have already raised over £6,400.

The Queensway Community building has evolved into a crucial lifeline for the community who find solace, support, and a sense of belonging there. It is a nurturing ground for thriving craft and friendship groups, a platform for local talent to shine, and a provider of essential work experience for vulnerable groups.

The group also works with other organisations to provide a safe space for those affected by dementia, older people’s groups, and adult education courses.


At the recent Wrexham Business & Community Awards, the building won the ‘Spirit of Wrexham’ award for its dedication, compassion and community spirit.

A recent burglary brought the community’s outpouring of support to the forefront, showcasing the profound impact the space has on people’s lives.

Wrexham residents are now being encouraged to show their support which would allow those involved to purchase the building themselves and continue making a positive impact.