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

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
Iola Emmanuel
Pete Howell
Lindsey Jones
Keith Gregory
Michelle Downward
Lindsey Jones
Stephen Taylor
Dave Owen
Tracy Livingstone
Davies Davies
Gary Simpson
Kevinu Jones
Gary Roberts
Griffiths Natasha
William Davies
Matthew Smith
324 signatures

Will you sign?


Showing 239 reactions

  • 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
  • Iola Emmanuel
    signed 2021-11-03 15:16:03 +0000
  • Pete Howell
    signed 2021-11-03 15:15:50 +0000
    Let’s get Wrexham Town to a ‘great’ town status before even thinking of city status again
  • Lindsey Jones
    signed 2021-11-03 15:13:43 +0000
  • Keith Gregory
    signed 2021-11-03 15:11:32 +0000
  • Michelle Downward
    signed 2021-11-03 15:10:07 +0000
  • Lindsey Jones
    signed 2021-11-03 15:09:12 +0000
  • Stephen Taylor
    signed 2021-11-03 15:07:25 +0000
  • Dave Owen
    signed 2021-11-03 15:06:17 +0000
  • Tracy Livingstone
    signed 2021-11-03 15:05:44 +0000
    Wrexham does not need city status it needs focus on rebuilding our market town
  • Davies Davies
    signed 2021-11-03 15:03:22 +0000
  • Gary Simpson
    signed 2021-11-03 15:00:12 +0000
  • Kevinu Jones
    signed 2021-11-03 14:56:41 +0000
  • Gary Roberts
    signed 2021-11-03 14:56:27 +0000
  • Griffiths Natasha
    signed 2021-11-03 14:55:12 +0000
  • William Davies
    signed 2021-11-03 14:51:05 +0000
  • Matthew Smith
    signed 2021-10-21 16:15:11 +0100

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