Our Executive Board next week will be asked to endorse a vision for Wrexham that has been put together by a group of Civic Leaders from a range of different sectors within the county borough.
The document “Wrecsam’s Common Purpose aims to bring further investment to Wrexham” and calls up on the Leader of the Council and Welsh Government Ministers to:
- pledge support and contribute to further define, shape and grow the “common purpose”
- to become partners, investors and champions for “the common purpose”; and
- assist in delivering Wrexham’s pitch to a wider, cross-sector audience of partners
The vision recognises the town centre’s strengths and also its weaknesses and puts forward eight ideas to build on those strengths and address the weaknesses.
- firstly it proposes growing entrenreneurship, innovation and ownership
- financial solutions to undertake demolition and invest in property
- innovation and entrepreneurial loan fund
- connect the town centre with its communities and surroundings
- a town centre with clear gateways, routeways and safe, lively spaces
- a more focused, high quality core for the town centre
- high quality residential accommodation
- and finally the creation of a high quality “common purpose” prospectus with Welsh Government as partner
“Delivering the Common Purpose”
The document identifies that delivering the common purpose will build confidence in our future and Wrexham’s sense of place. Phase 1 will creat ethe environment through creative engagement, innovation fund, common purpose prospectus with a clear brand.
Phase 2 will build the infrastrucutre – a high quality core, improved gateways and marketing.
Phase 3 will transform the town through investment in property and connecting the town to villages and the Industrial Estate.
Cllr Mark Pritchard, Leader of the Council, said: “I am looking forward to presenting this report and if endorsed to working in partnership with the group. The vision aims to complement and bring together other town centre plans to secure a vibrant town centre that is ready for further investment. ”
Membership of the Civic Leadership for Wrexham is:
- Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham
- Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
- Coleg Cambria
- Development Banks of Wales
- Net World Sports
- North Wales police
- St Giles Church
- The Bank
- The Lemon Tree
- Wrexham AFC
- Wrexham Business Professionals
- Wrexham County Borough Council
- Wrexham Glyndŵr University