Posted: Tue 12th Sep 2017

Updated: Sat 30th Dec

Arts Hub name unveiled – Tŷ Pawb wins public vote! for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Sep 12th, 2017

Welcome to Tŷ Pawb, the new name for the ‘arts hub’ that is being build in the former Peoples Market.

Up until now the £4.5 million development has been known as the OW People’s Market or the ‘Arts Hub’ locally. However in May 2017 a meeting with “external stakeholders” involved with the project took place, resulting in the shortlist of the three possible names for the site – Oriel M, Cartref and Tŷ Pawb.

Nearly 900 people voted online and via the public events to decide the final winner.

The final result was unveiled during this morning’s Executive Board meeting by Councillor Hugh Jones.

Referring to the stakeholder group Cllr Hugh Jones said “The first important thing to say is the progress and programme to getting to the point where we are today has been a really good example of partnership working. It was a really exciting day.”

“They came forward with a number of names and voted on them.”

“I am delighted all three were Welsh names.”

Councillor Jones gave a break down of the votes in a long preamble to the result, with 501 via paper and 396 online:

125 votes – Cartref
328 votes – Oriel M
444 votes Tŷ Pawb

There was a round of applause when the name was announced formally, with it being formally endorsed by Wrexham Council’s Executive Board.

As we are writing this live in the Guildhall Chamber we will be adding in further comments now…

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