Wrexham played host to some special visitors recently when the Fields in Trust Committee met at Bellevue Park – they usually only meet in Cardiff.

Why Wrexham?

Well, it seems they’re very impressed with the amount of land it has protected from future development by having them designated as “Fields in Trust” and wanted to hear more about the advantages of protecting land – and also if there were any problems with land once protected.

In Wrexham we have 30 sites, the majority dedicated between 2007 and 2014 – with one of the most recent being land at Bellevue Park as a Centenary Field in commemoration of the First World War.

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Lead Member for Environment and Transport, Cllr David A Bithell, said: “It was very interesting to speak with Fields in Trust and also to know that the work we have done here in Wrexham is recognised at national level. We hope to see them back here very soon and would always offer them a warm welcome.”

Fields in Trust Chairman Brynmor Williams said: “We are extremely grateful for the sites the council has protected with us over the years and the excellent relationship we have and long may that continue. I am hopeful we will be able to move forward other projects that can be used to enhance land in Wrexham.”

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