WREXHAM MP Ian Lucas has met residents of Caia Park as part of his ongoing campaign to make alleyways safer.
During a visit to the estate, Mr Lucas met with constituents Mervyn Pritchard and John Williams to discuss the impact that a gate placed across the alleyway to their homes has had.
He has been campaigning for alleygates to be extended in his constituency for some time and has spoken out on the subject in the House of Commons.
While looking into the issue, Mr Lucas discovered that parts of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act which could help smooth the introduction of such schemes had not yet been brought in by the National Assembly for Wales. He has asked the Parliamentary Under-secretary of State for Wales, Don Touhig, to talk to the Welsh Assembly about speeding up the legislation's implementation.
Mr Lucas said: 'Meeting Mr Pritchard and Mr Williams was very interesting and helps emphasise this is not a dry political issue - it has a real effect on communities throughout Wrexham and beyond.
'They told me how the alleygate has improved the area around their homes and how that has improved their lives. Even the small things the gate has made possible - such as a vegetable garden - are very welcome. Both men told me how the gate had made a difference to their lives
'I want to see others enjoy the same benefits - which is why I have been campaigning to make the introduction of these gates easier.'