This note provides an update on the information posted on this blog last week (15.5.20).

Key messages for today

Ian Bancroft – Chief Executive
Mark Pritchard – Leader of the Council

Don’t give-in now, and don’t risk a fine…stay at home

As we head into another bank holiday weekend, remember that the ‘stay at home’ message still applies in Wales.

And although you can now leave home to exercise more than once a day, you should continue to exercise in your local area, and only make essential journeys.

People have shown amazing resolve here in Wrexham, but we need to keep going. So please… don’t jump in a car and drive to one of our parks this weekend.

Don’t drive to our recycling centres unless you really need to.

Stay local.

North Wales Police is asking everyone to keep doing the right thing, and offers some valuable advice in this video posted on Facebook…

Increased fines for breaking lockdown

As well as letting yourself and others down, there are very real financial consequences if you break the rules.

Welsh Government has confirmed that – from today – the maximum penalties for breaching lockdown will rise.

Instead of imposing £60 fines for first offences, rising to £120 for second and subsequent offences, fines will now double with every offence – rising from £60 to £120 to £1,920 for the sixth offence.

Stick to the rules. Stay safe. Don’t risk a fine.


No change to bin collections this bank holiday

We’ll empty your bins and collect your recycling as normal on Monday (May 25).

So if your ‘bin day’ is usually Monday, please put your bins and recycling out like you normally do…the bank holiday won’t affect anything.

Please take a look at the article we posted recently…and help us collect your recycling safely.

Household Waste Recycling Centre at Brymbo

We reopened our three household waste recycling centres on May 15, and – due to traffic issues – introduced a booking system at the Brymbo site earlier this week.

If you want to book an appointment at the Brymbo site, please call 01978 801463 between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

You don’t need to book an appointment to use the sites at Bryn Lane or Plas Madoc. However, please only visit our recycling centres if you really need to, and stick to the site rules.

Have you applied for a business support grant?

We’ve now paid out more than £21 million to 1,806 businesses in Wrexham as part of the business rates relief support provided by Welsh Government.

If you’re registered for business rates and were trading up until lockdown kicked-in, then you might be missing out on a grant of up to £25,000.

Maybe you have a shop, an office, hairdressing salon, garage or petrol station? You might even run a non-council owned community centre or building?

Whatever kind of enterprise you run, if you haven’t applied yet, please visit our website to check if you’re eligible and make a claim.

Overton scarecrows brighten up our day

Some amazing scarecrows have been popping up in the village of Overton – like this refuse worker emptying someone’s bin 🙂

A lovely gesture and some much-needed fun during these tough times.

Overton scarecrow

Reminder – reliable sources of information about Covid-19

Latest information on the virus and what people should do about it is provided by:

Read the most up-to-date information about Covid-19.


Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus) – public briefing note 15.5.20