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A survey asking the people of Wrexham to voice their opinions on a new Arts & Cultural Hub in the town centre has been launched.

The survey, which can be viewed in full here, features 11 questions, including questions surrounding what Wrexhamites think of the proposals, if the Peoples’ Market is the most appropriate location and the potential benefits that an Arts & Cultural Hub would bring to the town.

Also asked in the survey are questions on what members of the public would like to see in the facility, with options such as a cinema, artisan food stalls, modern gallery space and a children’s creche.

There is also the opportunity for those taking part in the survey to leave additional comments on what they think of the proposals.

Along with the survey, those interested in visiting an exhibition on the Arts & Cultural Hub proposals are invited to drop in sessions which will take place On Monday and Tuesday next week. The sessions will take place between 11.00am – 4.00pm/5:00pm at 11 Chester Street

Last week Wrexham.com reported on the release of a sketch documenting how Wrexham’s proposed Arts and Cultural Hub could potentially look if proposals are given the go ahead.

Little is currently known regarding the interior of the Arts & Cultural Hub, however it is hoped that the development could facilitate gallery space, artist studio spaces, a Lifelong Learning Centre and space for performing arts opportunities.

The proposals for a new Arts & Cultural Hub in Wrexham come as a result of a successful Vibrant and Viable Places bid, which will see a total of over Β£10million allocated to several projects in Wrexham over the next three years.

Of this money Β£800,000 has been allocated to developing a new Arts & Cultural Hub, that would subsequently replace the existing Oriel Wrecsam on Rhosddu Road. It is proposed that the Oriel is eventually converted into a new town centre base for North Wales Police.

There is an ongoing discussion regarding the Arts & Cultural Hub on our forums. You can take part in the debate here