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

Carol Riley
Emma Burton
Karen & John Raleigh
Mark Thompson
Ray Dickson
Ron Massey
Debra Garner
Sharon jarvis
Chris Jones
Mark Watson
Charlotte Williams
Susan Williams
Gill Pierce
Louise Lynch
Ian Fidler
Timothy Hughes
Jones Sarah
Mark Borthwick
David Hughes
Mandy Williams
Cheryl Francis
Gareth Ellis
Christopher Goodwin
Roberts Marc
William Evans
Dave Jenkins
Williams Mr Sm
Paul Roberts
Donna Edwards
300 signatures

Will you sign?


Showing 225 reactions

  • Carol Riley
    signed 2021-11-26 15:17:07 +0000
  • Emma Burton
    signed 2021-11-25 14:26:50 +0000
  • Karen & John Raleigh
    signed 2021-11-24 20:58:00 +0000
  • Mark Thompson
    signed 2021-11-23 14:40:26 +0000
  • Ray Dickson
    signed 2021-11-23 14:33:52 +0000
    Definitely no to city status
  • Ron Massey
    signed 2021-11-22 16:00:43 +0000
  • Debra Garner
    signed 2021-11-21 09:21:57 +0000
  • Sharon jarvis
    signed 2021-11-20 21:40:08 +0000
  • Chris Jones
    signed 2021-11-17 21:19:00 +0000
  • Mark Watson
    signed 2021-11-16 17:34:17 +0000
    I watched the meeting and I’m disgusted how the people of Wrexham have been excluded from a vote about this city status, they even stopped our elected councillors voting..just the chosen can vote.. Mark pritchard needs to step down !
  • Charlotte Williams
    signed 2021-11-14 11:31:58 +0000
    I have lived in wrexham all my life and do not want city status like every other resident I speak to
  • Susan Williams
    signed 2021-11-13 13:42:13 +0000
    Wrexhsm is a market town end of we do not need it to become city waste of everyone’s time and MONEY applying for it listen to the people of wrexham who do not want it
  • Gill Pierce
    signed 2021-11-13 12:18:45 +0000
  • Louise Lynch
    signed 2021-11-12 04:18:08 +0000
  • Ian Fidler
    signed 2021-11-11 12:10:20 +0000
  • Timothy Hughes
    signed 2021-11-10 23:10:11 +0000
  • Jones Sarah
    signed 2021-11-10 21:36:47 +0000
  • Mark Borthwick
    signed 2021-11-10 21:33:26 +0000
  • Tallboy 💙
    @hugzee tweeted link to this page. 2021-11-08 17:14:58 +0000
    Sign the petition: No city status for Wrecsam https://www.wrexhamplaid.cymru/nocitystatus?recruiter_id=26949
  • David Hughes
    signed 2021-11-08 17:14:39 +0000
  • Mandy Williams
    signed 2021-11-07 15:58:01 +0000
    We are not a city we are a town and should remain so.
  • Cheryl Francis
    signed 2021-11-06 17:36:52 +0000
  • Gareth Ellis
    signed 2021-11-06 09:48:31 +0000
  • Christopher Goodwin
    signed 2021-11-05 11:20:07 +0000
    No to city status
  • Roberts Marc
    signed 2021-11-04 18:35:27 +0000
  • William Evans
    signed 2021-11-04 08:16:57 +0000
  • Dave Jenkins
    signed 2021-11-04 01:37:38 +0000
    dave jenkins
  • Williams Mr Sm
    signed 2021-11-04 01:15:02 +0000
  • Paul Roberts
    signed 2021-11-04 00:08:21 +0000
  • Donna Edwards
    signed 2021-11-03 23:38:36 +0000

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