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 Hill
Doreen Hill
Ant Tomlinson
Ffion Roberts
Margaret Maddocks
Rachel Allen
wendy owen
Aaron Norton
Urvi Nandha
Lucy Davies
Stuart Lloyd
David Lawlor
Andrew Woolrich
Aaron Squire
Paul John
Carrie Harper
Victoria Byrne
Hugh Jordan
Liz Edwards
Charlotte Roberts
John Cope
Ben Wright
Andy Gallanders
Julian Whitfield
Carole Binnersley
Marc Jones
323 signatures

Will you sign?

Showing 237 reactions

  • Gareth Hill
    signed 2021-07-09 17:19:17 +0100
    Apply for sh*tty status and we’d get it easily. The state of the roads is shocking. I drive through Gwersyllt most days and have to avoid the same dangerous, deep pot holes that have been there for at least the last two years. It’s a main route. Get it fixed! This is just one area where our “dear leaders” should be spending their money first before stupid attempts for city status that they’ve been told in the past we don’t want.

    The only reason they’re doing it is that it looks better on their CV. It will bring no benefit to the area or its people.
  • Doreen Hill
    signed 2021-07-09 17:13:15 +0100
    Tried and failed several times

    Town has nothing much left to even be called a town. Fill some of the shops first pls.
  • Ant Tomlinson
    signed 2021-07-09 16:48:01 +0100
  • Ffion Roberts
    signed 2021-07-09 16:27:59 +0100
  • Margaret Maddocks
    signed 2021-07-09 16:15:04 +0100
  • Rachel Allen
    signed 2021-07-09 16:10:18 +0100
  • wendy owen
    signed 2021-07-09 16:09:17 +0100
  • Aaron Norton
    signed 2021-07-09 16:06:41 +0100
  • Urvi Nandha
    signed 2021-07-09 16:05:28 +0100
  • Lucy Davies
    signed 2021-07-09 15:54:19 +0100
  • Stuart Lloyd
    signed 2021-07-09 15:37:20 +0100
    Wrecsam Council can’t even run a town properly. This obsession with trying to make the town a city needs to stop. It’s just puerile nonsense. Try fixing the potholes in the roads if you want to do something worthwhile
  • David Lawlor
    signed 2021-07-09 15:27:05 +0100
  • Andrew Woolrich
    signed 2021-07-09 15:17:18 +0100
  • Aaron Squire
    signed 2021-07-09 15:01:19 +0100
  • Paul John
    signed 2021-07-09 15:01:13 +0100
  • Carrie Harper
    signed 2021-07-09 15:00:45 +0100
  • Victoria Byrne
    signed 2021-07-09 14:14:45 +0100
  • Hugh Jordan
    signed 2021-07-09 14:12:04 +0100
    Not needed. Just spending OUR money for what?
  • Liz Edwards
    signed 2021-07-09 14:11:28 +0100
  • Charlotte Roberts
    signed 2021-07-09 14:07:09 +0100
    What is the point of city status? How can we even consider calling ourselves a city when every other shop is boarded up?
  • John Cope
    signed 2021-07-09 14:05:02 +0100
  • Ben Wright
    signed 2021-07-09 14:00:08 +0100
  • Andy Gallanders
    signed 2021-07-09 13:58:04 +0100
    Ridiculous idea
  • Julian Whitfield
    signed 2021-07-09 13:56:11 +0100
    Fix the pot holes first! We are no where near ready for this.
  • Carole Binnersley
    signed 2021-07-09 13:48:44 +0100
  • Marc Jones
    signed 2021-07-08 17:11:54 +0100
  • Marc Jones
    published this page in Campaigns 2021-07-08 17:03:37 +0100

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