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

Timothy Thomas
Lisa Pugh
Elaine Jones
Amanda Davies
Rhiannon Manuel
Russell Richards
Adam Phillips
Rhobet Edward Williams
David Reeves
Nicola Carr
Eleri Phillips
Colin Simpson
Carrie Bevan
Catherine Jones
Julie Adams
Michelle Hughes
Mark Tudor
Sam LaRoche
Lynne Partington
Danny Mackreth
Skelly Price
Michelle Williams
Jonathan Bailey
Gordon Mullock
J Warrington
Shelly Edwards
Leanne Davies
Chris Hayes
Melanie Jones
Donna OBrien
324 signatures

Will you sign?

Showing 238 reactions

  • Timothy Thomas
    signed 2021-07-10 10:56:12 +0100
  • Lisa Pugh
    signed 2021-07-10 10:00:23 +0100
  • Elaine Jones
    signed 2021-07-10 09:42:09 +0100
  • Amanda Davies
    signed 2021-07-10 09:33:32 +0100
  • Rhiannon Manuel
    signed 2021-07-10 09:00:26 +0100
  • Russell Richards
    signed 2021-07-10 08:23:59 +0100
  • Adam Phillips
    signed 2021-07-10 01:38:57 +0100
    Wrexham is a historic market town.

    We don’t want city status
  • Rhobet Edward Williams
    signed 2021-07-10 00:48:29 +0100
  • David Reeves
    signed 2021-07-09 22:47:58 +0100
  • Nicola Carr
    signed 2021-07-09 22:37:36 +0100
    Pointless… City status. No thank you.
  • Eleri Phillips
    signed 2021-07-09 21:17:28 +0100
    Majority don’t want it , this will be the 4th attempted having already wasted £ m on 3 failed ,
  • Colin Simpson
    signed 2021-07-09 20:23:53 +0100
  • Carrie Bevan
    signed 2021-07-09 20:12:47 +0100
  • Catherine Jones
    signed 2021-07-09 20:11:32 +0100
    Please accept that Wrexham is merely a border market town and stop trying to pump up your town to match your ego’s.
  • Julie Adams
    signed 2021-07-09 19:41:55 +0100
  • Michelle Hughes
    signed 2021-07-09 19:35:19 +0100
  • Mark Tudor
    signed 2021-07-09 19:23:35 +0100
  • Sam LaRoche
    signed 2021-07-09 19:09:10 +0100
  • Lynne Partington
    signed 2021-07-09 19:06:44 +0100
    Not enough school spaces

    Not enough Gp places

    The hospital is still in special measures , short staffed , not enough bed for the population already .

    It would mean a huge increase in council tax for people . We don’t have a local school or shop still and our tax goes up every year .
  • Danny Mackreth
    signed 2021-07-09 19:04:13 +0100
  • Skelly Price
    signed 2021-07-09 18:43:51 +0100
    city wenot even a decent town to life in
  • Michelle Williams
    signed 2021-07-09 18:34:51 +0100
  • Jonathan Bailey
    signed 2021-07-09 18:33:22 +0100
  • Gordon Mullock
    signed 2021-07-09 18:22:53 +0100
  • J Warrington
    signed 2021-07-09 18:18:55 +0100
  • Shelly Edwards
    signed 2021-07-09 18:09:10 +0100
    They can’t manage a town let alone a city. Just another ploy to justify upping the council tax to astronomical amounts,which definitely isn’t within the best interests of the people of Wrexham.
  • Leanne Davies
    signed 2021-07-09 17:57:34 +0100
  • Chris Hayes
    signed 2021-07-09 17:36:08 +0100
    Unwanted, unneeded Wrexham is a proud town
  • Melanie Jones
    signed 2021-07-09 17:35:50 +0100
    I don’t want Wrexham to be a city.
  • Donna OBrien
    signed 2021-07-09 17:22:24 +0100

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