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

Jason Blackwell
Ffion Swift
Peter Derrick
Julie Ray
Jill Howell
Ianr Fidler
Margaret Keyes
Elaine Yhomas
Ian Bunting
Karen Phillips
Iolanda Viegas
Lynne Williams
Steve Kennedy
Sarah Roberts
Samantha Clay
Fia Lancaster-McGrath
Nat Rose
Julie Bomber
Stuart Pagan
Marina Pugh
C Harrison
Davod Pugh
Rachel Rowlands
Rhodri Nicholas
David Davies
Shaton Parry
Avril Smith Smith
David Weaver
Lynn Jones
robert Taylor
324 signatures

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Showing 238 reactions

  • Jason Blackwell
    signed 2021-10-20 17:42:54 +0100
  • Ffion Swift
    signed 2021-10-20 16:11:05 +0100
    Don’t need a fancy label, just an uplift to the town instead of spending it on fancy bids that the constituents don’t want.
  • Peter Derrick
    signed 2021-09-15 18:37:50 +0100
  • Julie Ray
    signed via 2021-07-16 13:49:22 +0100
  • Jill Howell
    signed 2021-07-15 14:14:05 +0100
  • Ianr Fidler
    signed 2021-07-15 13:21:24 +0100
    A really stupid and ultimately I suspect a very expensive idea for average wrexhamites. Someone somewhere must be getting a bung and our council needs to stay strong against the top dogs who are likely to win handsomely. This is the fourth attempt …..may it fade into the obscurity it deserves. We need a big petition to say NO.
  • Margaret Keyes
    signed 2021-07-15 13:16:12 +0100
    Too late for Wrexham, It was a shame we lost the hub of a market town and so many places had to close., also as a city sure we would have to pay more to council !!
  • Elaine Yhomas
    signed 2021-07-15 12:06:36 +0100
    Wrexham has a long way to go before it is worthy of city status. It is proud to be a market and garrison town, should look after its heritage and should stay that way.
  • Ian Bunting
    signed 2021-07-15 11:51:08 +0100
  • Karen Phillips
    signed 2021-07-15 11:37:28 +0100
    This will be a costly exercise and I do not believe we the residents of Wrexham will benefit from it- indeed I belive it will cost us more re council tax etc. so NO to city status.
  • Iolanda Viegas
    signed 2021-07-15 11:36:34 +0100
  • Lynne Williams
    signed 2021-07-15 11:30:37 +0100
  • Steve Kennedy
    signed 2021-07-15 11:30:02 +0100
    the money used for this could be better spent elsewere and the repeated rejection is becoming tedious
  • Sarah Roberts
    signed 2021-07-15 11:10:47 +0100
    The people of Wrexham have said no once before. If you think we have changed our minds then ask us again….it’s called democracy!
  • Samantha Clay
    signed 2021-07-14 09:28:40 +0100
    Wrexham needs to sort itself out as a Town before considering such ridiculous, grandiose ideas!
  • Fia Lancaster-McGrath
    signed 2021-07-14 08:11:06 +0100
  • Nat Rose
    signed 2021-07-14 07:52:34 +0100
  • Julie Bomber
    signed 2021-07-13 22:33:17 +0100
  • Stuart Pagan
    signed 2021-07-13 15:06:22 +0100
  • Marina Pugh
    signed 2021-07-12 23:35:42 +0100
  • C Harrison
    signed 2021-07-12 20:38:22 +0100
    why spend money for nothing?
  • Davod Pugh
    signed 2021-07-12 20:02:22 +0100
  • Rachel Rowlands
    signed 2021-07-12 18:29:44 +0100
  • Rhodri Nicholas
    signed 2021-07-12 18:14:48 +0100
  • David Davies
    signed 2021-07-12 13:55:52 +0100
  • Shaton Parry
    signed 2021-07-12 13:46:43 +0100
  • Avril Smith Smith
    signed 2021-07-12 07:30:47 +0100
    Why does this continue to come around?

    Stop wasting money that can be used on important services.
  • David Weaver
    signed 2021-07-12 06:52:47 +0100
  • Lynn Jones
    signed 2021-07-12 04:57:39 +0100
    Definitely not want to even try for city status
  • robert Taylor
    signed 2021-07-11 17:35:47 +0100

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