City status bid – a year on?

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  • #53496

    Liam
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    Wrexham Council will hear whether its bid for city status has been successful this year, thought it would be interesting to see what people think of the bid.

    Personally I don’t think the council should have gone ahead with it after people voted two to one against it in the public consultation. What’s the point in carrying it out if you’re just going to ignore the results?

    #55388

    Rob
    Participant

    I am not that bothered about Wrexham becoming a city, in reality it does not mean a great deal!

    In terms of the current economic climate I am sure the money (however small) spent on this could be spent on better things….

    #55391

    Bugsy
    Member

    Wrexham City. Wrexham Town. I know which sounds better.

    #55389

    wrexview
    Participant

    well the Council have applied before and failed ,who knows they could just succeed this time! Our compe***ors include St Austell in Cornwall for one. Do you know of others?

    #55387

    Liam
    Participant

    Bolton, Bournemouth, Chelmsford, Colchester, Coleraine, Corby, Craigavon, Croydon, Doncaster, Dorchester, Dudley, Dumfries, Gateshead, Goole, Luton, Medway, Middlesbrough, Milton Keynes, Perth, Reading, Southend, St Asaph, St Austell, Stockport, Tower Hamlets and Wrexham.

    Bolton, Doncaster, Luton, Middlesborough and Reading surely all have better chances?

    #55390

    wrexview
    Participant

    Well I suppose if there is to be only one , then the first decision to be made is it to be in England , Wales,Scotland or Northern Ireland.Perhaps as it is the Queen’s Golden Jubilee they could change their minds and have one in each country , then we would be really in with a chance!

    #55393

    Mike
    Member

    Seen as it’s about a year since the failed city status bid does anyone think Wrexham is worse off for having lost out? Does it make any difference at all? Or just not bothered?

    #55392
    Chris
    Chris
    Participant

    The bigwigs at the council have lost out on a pay rise other than that …………………..

    #55398

    Welsh Dresser
    Participant

    I honestly don’t think it’s made one iota of difference. The shops we have lost would have gone anyway. Being a city wouldn’t have stopped the chains from closing. It might make a difference to funding allocations but I don’t know enough about it to know for sure.

    #55395

    I think if the town had got city status, there may have been an uplift in townsfolk morale and pride of it for a short time.

    …but long term it wouldn’t have made any difference and likewise there has been no legacy from the campaign.

    For me, for it to have had a legacy, a campaign like this had to evolve from the financial and business sectors of a town. It didn’t, it was just politicians on a power trip and making grand gestures for the sake of being seen, when really they should have been spending their time looking after their inhabitants.

    When speaking spanish, I call wrexham a city anyway. It’s just a noun. That’s all.

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