No city status

 

Plaid Cymru councillors have challenged council leaders over their plans to spend tens of thousands bidding for city status - for the third time. 

This is the third time this council's leadership has gone for city status - the previous winners were Newport and St Asaph. I would challenge the council to list the added benefits that city status brought to those two towns in the past decade.
 
The bid will cost Wrexham citizens tens of thousands of pounds - regardless of whether it's successful. I think the people of Wrexham would rather our civic leaders concentrated on ensuring our children's services are working properly, our schools are thriving, our town centre is full and the potholes are fixed before another reckless city status adventure. This council is planning to wreck our countryside through its Local Development Plan - is this what city status means? 
 
The people of Wrexham have consistently rejected this daft idea so let's focus on delivering great services for Wrexham rather than putting meaningless labels on our town. 
 
Did we need city status to pull in millionaire backers for our football club? Did we need to be a city to have a world heritage site? What exactly are the benefits of having this empty and costly status?
 
Wrexham has a great heritage as a market town, it's got a bright future as the capital of north Wales. Reject City status.

We, the undersigned, are proud of our town and believe it can thrive without the false label of 'city' being imposed on it. It will cost the council tens of thousands of pounds to mount a bid. For whose benefit? We reject city status and back our town as the capital of north Wales.

Rydym ni, yr isod, yn falch o'n tre ac yn credu y gallwn ffynu heb ei alw'n 'ddinas'. Bydd y cais am statws dinesig yn costio degau o filoedd o bunnoedd. Er budd pwy? Gwrthodwn y term 'dinas' tra'n cefnogi'n tre i fod yn ganolfan i'r Gogledd gyfan.

Who's signing

James Puddifoot
Colin Noel Edwards
Rich Davies
geoffrey chetwynd
Tim Hall
Dave Thomas
Lucy grice
Jeanette Downward
David Cooper
Victoria Roberts
tom evans
Adam Gardner
Daniel Edwards
Natalie Hughes
Joan Morris
Chris Jones
Derek Jones
Britner Micheala
Glesni Jones
Robert Scott
Janet Hilton
Emily Ashworth
Sarah Owen
Leslie Glynne Edwards
Geoffrey Evans
Bernard Peters
Trudy Burford
Jonathan Bagnall
Christine Thompson
324 signatures

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Showing 239 reactions

  • James Puddifoot
    signed 2021-12-15 12:52:07 +0000
  • Colin Noel Edwards
    signed 2021-12-04 08:23:05 +0000
    City status will only mean we will be paying more out of our pockets council tax etc! no matter what MP’s and councillors say that will happen, another example of the general public who are struggling already will suffer, and i defy any official to tell me any different because it always happens.
  • Britner Micheala
    followed this page 2021-12-03 22:05:55 +0000
  • Rich Davies
    signed 2021-12-03 21:22:17 +0000
  • geoffrey chetwynd
    signed via 2021-12-03 18:56:27 +0000
  • Tim Hall
    signed 2021-12-03 18:28:12 +0000
    What another waste of money! Another lame idea from those councillors who only care about themselves and not the Town!
  • Dave Thomas
    signed 2021-12-03 18:24:05 +0000
  • Lucy grice
    signed 2021-12-03 17:23:11 +0000
    Wrexham is our town it should never become a city!!!!!! #WrexhamisaTown!!!
  • Jeanette Downward
    signed 2021-12-03 14:09:53 +0000
  • David Cooper
    signed 2021-12-03 13:31:50 +0000
  • Victoria Roberts
    signed 2021-12-03 11:53:40 +0000
  • tom evans
    signed 2021-12-03 08:06:52 +0000
    Nobody wants it
  • Adam Gardner
    signed 2021-12-03 06:19:27 +0000
  • Daniel Edwards
    signed 2021-12-03 05:13:19 +0000
  • Natalie Hughes
    signed 2021-12-02 23:58:15 +0000
  • Joan Morris
    signed via 2021-12-02 23:50:20 +0000
  • Chris Jones
    signed 2021-12-02 23:49:32 +0000
  • Derek Jones
    signed 2021-12-02 22:27:12 +0000
  • Britner Micheala
    signed 2021-12-02 22:05:56 +0000
    Waste of money…plenty of other things to spend it on..
  • Glesni Jones
    signed 2021-12-02 21:48:42 +0000
  • Robert Scott
    signed 2021-12-02 21:45:10 +0000
    We are a proud town not a city
  • Janet Hilton
    signed 2021-12-02 21:31:02 +0000
  • Emily Ashworth
    signed 2021-12-02 21:11:34 +0000
  • Sarah Owen
    signed 2021-12-02 21:06:05 +0000
    Start listening to what the people actually want !!!
  • Leslie Glynne Edwards
    signed 2021-12-02 20:58:29 +0000
  • Geoffrey Evans
    signed 2021-12-02 20:45:08 +0000
    I can’t believe the 10 points of improvement! Such nonsense, several of the airy fairy points are obtainable if the area was a mere HAMLET!
  • Bernard Peters
    signed 2021-12-02 20:26:05 +0000
  • Trudy Burford
    signed 2021-12-02 20:18:11 +0000
  • Jonathan Bagnall
    signed 2021-12-02 19:17:46 +0000
    We don’t need to be a city to be a brilliant place to live.
  • Christine Thompson
    signed 2021-12-02 18:48:49 +0000
    No to city stsus. Our identity is a market town and that has value.

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