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£168,000 Funding Boost For Town Centre Regeneration

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015.

An investment of £168,000 to create free WiFi hotspots and install 24 new CCTV cameras across Wrexham Town Centre has been announced.

Earlier this month Wrexham Council approved proposals to implement a modern CCTV system and create WiFi hotspots in the town centre.

The funding will significantly improve WIFI coverage in the town, allowing visitors and residents improved access to public services and local businesses to be more competitive online.

Along with improved WiFi coverage, 24 new CCTV cameras will also be installed – providing high quality images, assisting strategic partners in reducing crime in the town centre and help to reduce the fear of crime within the community.

The investment boost for Wrexham forms part of £2 million Welsh Government Vibrant and Viable places funding which will be used to help to create jobs, tackle poverty, increase housing supply and improve community facilities. The funding will shared between Newport, Neath Port Talbot, Blaenau Gwent, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Vale of Glamorgan and Wrexham councils.

Lesley Griffiths said: “This substantial additional funding is further evidence of how the Welsh Government is committed to regenerating Welsh towns and cities and providing opportunities for the people of Wales.

“These projects will make a real difference to their communities. Many of the projects focus on the regeneration of town centres, which is about a lot more than filling empty shops. It is about creating diverse and vibrant town centres which are an attractive place to live, creating jobs and helping to build a strong local economy.”

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