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

Gareth Jones
Andrew Snowdon
Lauren Hallett
Alun Roberts
Gerallt Owain Smith
Mary Rigney
Katy Humphreys
Charlotte Caine
Melanie Gilliver
Lynn Shearer
Graham Jones
Sian Willuams
Gareth Robinson
Gwenda Strong
Spencer Gavin Smith
Nerys Salisbury
Richard Ulrich
John Jones
Wendy Bullock
Rachel Hughes
Meinir Huws
Susan Leyland
David Salisbury
Amie Griffiths
Natasha Mosley
Vivienne Jenkins
Simon Burgess
Charmain Hamnett
steve drew
Marilyn Jones
324 signatures

Will you sign?

Showing 238 reactions

  • Gareth Jones
    signed 2021-07-11 17:03:03 +0100
  • Andrew Snowdon
    signed 2021-07-11 16:11:48 +0100
  • Lauren Hallett
    signed 2021-07-11 15:42:07 +0100
  • Alun Roberts
    signed 2021-07-11 15:06:15 +0100
    City status doesn’t empty the bins or feed the bellies of low income families…

    Wise up Wrexham, invest in services not in sanctimony 😬
  • Gerallt Owain Smith
    signed via 2021-07-11 10:17:50 +0100
  • Mary Rigney
    signed 2021-07-11 10:03:05 +0100
    Please do not waste money that could be spent in other areas Social care services schools
  • Katy Humphreys
    signed 2021-07-11 09:07:39 +0100
  • Charlotte Caine
    signed 2021-07-11 09:02:16 +0100
  • Melanie Gilliver
    signed 2021-07-11 07:55:14 +0100
    We are a Welsh market town. City status is a ridiculous idea. It will cost a fortune and won’t change anything. Spend the money on maintaining and improving what we have.
  • Lynn Shearer
    signed 2021-07-11 07:21:13 +0100
  • Graham Jones
    signed 2021-07-11 07:13:55 +0100
  • Sian Willuams
    signed 2021-07-11 06:44:46 +0100
  • Gareth Robinson
    signed 2021-07-11 01:43:54 +0100
  • Gwenda Strong
    signed 2021-07-10 21:56:06 +0100
  • Spencer Gavin Smith
    signed 2021-07-10 21:49:01 +0100
  • Nerys Salisbury
    signed 2021-07-10 21:28:46 +0100
  • Richard Ulrich
    signed 2021-07-10 21:00:46 +0100
  • John Jones
    signed 2021-07-10 20:20:41 +0100
    Remove the people in power, that vote to destroy our town.
  • Wendy Bullock
    signed 2021-07-10 19:52:47 +0100
  • Rachel Hughes
    signed 2021-07-10 19:50:04 +0100
  • Meinir Huws
    signed 2021-07-10 19:10:05 +0100
  • Susan Leyland
    signed 2021-07-10 17:18:53 +0100
  • David Salisbury
    signed 2021-07-10 17:12:56 +0100
  • Amie Griffiths
    signed 2021-07-10 16:31:40 +0100
  • Natasha Mosley
    signed 2021-07-10 14:32:39 +0100
  • Vivienne Jenkins
    signed 2021-07-10 12:31:01 +0100
    Rwy’n prynu gwlan o gwmni yng Ngogledd Lloegr sy’n cynnig ‘dropdown menu’ sy’n cynnwys Wales fel opsiwn. Pam nad yw Plaid Cymru yn cynnig yr un peth?
  • Simon Burgess
    signed 2021-07-10 11:54:26 +0100
  • Charmain Hamnett
    signed 2021-07-10 11:40:00 +0100
  • steve drew
    signed 2021-07-10 11:09:58 +0100
    Total waste of money.
  • Marilyn Jones
    signed 2021-07-10 10:59:14 +0100

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