Wrexham town centre

NOTE: This consultation is now closed

How can we look after our heritage…and get the best from it?

We’d like to know what you think.

Our heritage is our story. The buildings, landmarks, objects, people – they’re all unique and irreplaceable.

They provide many of us with a sense of identity in Wrexham, and represent the sum of our experience through the ages – the things we’ve done, the difference we’ve made, the lessons we’ve learned (and the ones we haven’t).

Heritage is also hugely important to our economy. In Wales, the sector supports close to 40,000 jobs and generates £749m a year.

It’s also one of the reasons North Wales is a top visitor destination (it was recently cited by Lonely Planet as the fourth best place to visit in the world).

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Different times

Wrexham Council published its last heritage strategy in 2005. But pressure on public spending in recent years has forced some tough decisions, with the closure of museums at Minera, Bersham Ironworks and Bersham Heritage Centre.

So these are different times, and we need a different plan to take us forward.

We think our new strategy will help us create a sector that effectively utilises heritage for the good of the economy. And more importantly, helps the county borough look after its past…so everyone can enjoy it.

But before we adopt the new plan, we want to know what you think. So take 10 minutes or so to have a read, and fill-in our questionnaire.

Have your say

Councillor Hugh Jones, Lead Member for People, said: “Heritage helps define us as individuals, as a community, and as a nation. It’s also an important part of the economy in Wales, supporting jobs and investment.

“Our heritage in Wrexham comes in many forms – from castles, stately homes and former coal mines, to the words and objects from the past that are cared for in our museums.

“It’s important we look after our heritage, so please take a look at our new strategy and tell us what you think. If we want to get the most from our past, we need a good plan for the future.”

The consultation is open until Monday, October 15, 2018.

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Note that paper copies of the consultation are available at Wrexham Museum and local libraries.

The draft strategy will be presented to the council’s Executive Board later this year for formal adoption.