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

Robert Jones
Williams Tracey
Threadgold Tara
Joanne Devey
Judith Thomas
Mandy Enright
Andrew Moss
Heidi Thomas
Mary Rigney
Davies Annette
Patrick Brooks
Alistair Irving
Jones Gwenfair
Thomas David
Steve Bellis
Sian Jones
Phil Rees
William Jones
Amanda Neal
Phil Phillips
Jones Arfon
Bryan Pritchard
David Millington
Martin Edwards
Julie Harper
Nicola Nicola
Davies Anton
John Mills
Austin Andrew
Roberts Henry Bryn
300 signatures

Will you sign?


Showing 225 reactions

  • Robert Jones
    signed 2021-11-03 22:16:40 +0000
  • Williams Tracey
    signed 2021-11-03 21:44:18 +0000
  • Threadgold Tara
    signed 2021-11-03 20:16:53 +0000
  • Joanne Devey
    signed 2021-11-03 20:00:31 +0000
  • Judith Thomas
    signed 2021-11-03 19:58:45 +0000
    No to city status for wrexham
  • Mandy Enright
    signed 2021-11-03 19:50:24 +0000
  • Andrew Moss
    signed 2021-11-03 18:48:18 +0000
  • Heidi Thomas
    signed 2021-11-03 18:39:22 +0000
  • Mary Rigney
    signed 2021-11-03 18:24:13 +0000
  • Davies Annette
    signed 2021-11-03 18:09:11 +0000
  • Patrick Brooks
    signed 2021-11-03 17:56:48 +0000
  • Alistair Irving
    signed 2021-11-03 17:35:24 +0000
  • Jones Gwenfair
    signed 2021-11-03 17:27:55 +0000
  • Thomas David
    signed 2021-11-03 17:23:43 +0000
  • Steve Bellis
    signed 2021-11-03 17:00:31 +0000
  • Sian Jones
    signed 2021-11-03 16:37:15 +0000
  • Phil Rees
    signed 2021-11-03 16:16:08 +0000
  • William Jones
    signed 2021-11-03 16:12:13 +0000
  • Amanda Neal
    signed 2021-11-03 16:06:57 +0000
  • Phil Phillips
    signed 2021-11-03 16:02:58 +0000
  • Jones Arfon
    signed 2021-11-03 15:51:35 +0000
  • Bryan Pritchard
    signed 2021-11-03 15:50:40 +0000
    No benefit in city status, it’s a waste of money.
  • David Millington
    signed 2021-11-03 15:50:03 +0000
  • Martin Edwards
    signed 2021-11-03 15:46:49 +0000
  • Julie Harper
    signed 2021-11-03 15:34:43 +0000
  • Nicola Nicola
    signed 2021-11-03 15:33:49 +0000
  • Davies Anton
    signed 2021-11-03 15:33:31 +0000
  • John Mills
    signed 2021-11-03 15:32:12 +0000
  • Austin Andrew
    signed 2021-11-03 15:28:20 +0000
  • Roberts Henry Bryn
    signed 2021-11-03 15:25:32 +0000

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