Like other towns across the UK, Wrexham has an opportunity to apply for city status as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
There are lots of other opportunities on the horizon too, and Wrexham needs to make a plan…
What does the county borough need to do to make the best of its strengths, and ensure it has a bright future?
This is where you come in.
Share your ideas
This week marks the start of a drive to get local people to share their views on how Wrexham could prosper as a city, as well as other opportunities that Wrexham could tap into.
This could be anything – from thoughts on the future of retail, or the role of markets in towns and cities, to how we make the most of our business and commercial strength, our key heritage sites and everything in-between.
It’s a chance to say what makes you feel proud of the county borough, and how you want to see the area grow its profile, prosperity and sense of place.
The exercise is being managed by independent experts appointed by Wrexham Council, and taking part is easy…
Just visit https://wrexhamplacemaking.info and use the various tools and forms to share your thoughts.
This isn’t just a boring old questionnaire. You can put pins on interactive maps and upload photos and other media.
SHARE YOUR IDEAS
You have until Friday, October 29 to share your views.
After that, all feedback will be analysed and used for two things:
- To help the council decide whether to bid for city status.
- To help create a ‘place-making’ plan that will ensure Wrexham has a bright and prosperous future.
We need everyone
Councillor Mark Pritchard, Leader of Wrexham Council says:
“Although exploring city status is a big part of this exercise, it’s much wider than that. It’s about identifying Wrexham’s strengths and weaknesses, and which opportunities we should focus on to build a bright and prosperous future.
“It’s about being ambitious and shaping Wrexham’s future, understanding what people want for Wrexham, and building a place that everyone feels part of.
“Please share your ideas. This isn’t something the council can do on its own, and we need everyone to be involved.”
SHARE YOUR IDEAS
A word about City of Culture 2025
You’ve probably read about Wrexham making the last eight for UK City of Culture 2025?
Don’t confuse this with city status – it’s a totally separate competition that will see Wrexham (if it wins) become a focal point for cultural events and celebrations in four years’ time.
City status is a separate competition that would see Wrexham officially become a city. If Wrexham decides to take part, the council will need to submit a bid in early December.