Wrecsam explores bid to become Cymru's seventh city



Wrecsam (Image: Cyngor Wrecsam)

Cyngor Wrecsam's Executive Board has said that it will explore a bid for 'City Status'.

Cymru currently has six cities— Abertawe, Bangor, Caerdydd, Casnewydd, Llanelwy, and Tyddewi.


The 'Wrecsam built-up area' is the fourth largest settlement in the country and has a population of 65,692, according to the 2011 census. This means that the town has a larger population than three of Cymru's current cities.


The council is also exploring a bid to be named 'City of Culture 2025'— it say that both bids "can provide significant benefits" to the northern town.


Cllr Mark Pritchard Leader of the Council said: “Both these opportunities provide a real opportunity to demonstrate locally, regionally and nationally the ambition that Wrexham has to properly fulfil its role as the major urban centre and heart of North Wales and in doing so provide significant benefits to local residents.”

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