£100 million investment at Eagle’s Meadow will mean Wrexham will count amongst the top 100 shopping centres in the UK. New shops include Debenhams, Bank, H&M, LaSenza, Starbucks and J Norman.
Pride in your Streets is showing great results as Wrexham is becoming a cleaner, greener and safer place to live. The 01978 298989 number is a hit with residents and the entry into the Wales in Bloom contest for the first time last year saw Wrexham gain a Silver merit and this year’s entry organisers are hoping to improve on that.
Partnership working in Wrexham is showing its success with the announcement that there has been a 20% reduction in anti-social behaviour and the halving of the sale of alcohol to children.
Wrexham is fast becoming recognised as an international venue for sporting events following the recent hosting of part of the Junior World Rugby Championship. Wrexham is bidding to become Wales’ choice for the 2019 Commonwealth Youth Games and has had four venues selected for training for the Olympic Games in 2012.
£5.2m worth of funding to deliver 28 projects in the rural areas of the county borough just announced by The Minister for Rural Affairs, Elin Jones AM.
The North East Wales Institute (Newi) is expected to win university status later this year after being recommended for degree-awarding powers. Newi has 6,000 students and last year unveiled plans for an £8m development including a £3m conference and performing arts centre.
The spectacular 200 year old Pontysycllte viaduct designed by Thomas Telford which carries canal narrowboats 100 feet high is in the running to become a World Heritage site next year.