A long community campaign for road repairs in Gresford is starting to pay off.
The work of a determined group of residents on Winchester Way in the village, which received the backing of local Councillor Andrew Bailey after his election this year and this has led to the road being resurfaced by Wrexham County Borough Council.
Cllr Bailey took the opportunity of a recent street surgery to show MP Ian Lucas the ongoing works and to update him of the history of the fight for repairs. The surface of the road has become notorious locally with residents nicknaming it “the switchback.” Residents have been pushing for improvements for a number of years and Cllr Bailey demanded upgrades to the road during his election campaign.
Cllr Bailey said “I was fighting for Wrexham council to do this before 2008 but it seemed to have fallen off the radar in recent years. I already knew that residents wanted this work and picked up a lot of discontent about the issue knocking doors during the council campaign. I was glad to take up the cudgels again on my re-election a few months ago. There have been a few false dawns but I think we are finally within sight of this road being resurfaced.”
Footpaths had previously been repaired on the estate, but Cllr Bailey’s next project in the area will be pushing for side roads served by Winchester Way to also be repaired.
He added: “Road repairs have been a major source of concern in Gresford, but with repairs completed on Annfield Park and others due on Old Wrexham Road, I am pleased the council are finally taking action.”
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