The “first phase” of improvements at Wrexham bus station are to get underway this weekend.
Wrexham.com first reported on the planned work at the bus station in December 2018, with Executive Director, Place and Economy, Lee Robinson providing an overview of the plans at the Town Centre Forum.
There have been calls from shoppers and local businesses for improvements on the bus station for sometime, with criticism over the lighting, toilets, antisocial behaviour, digital signage not working and the mess left pigeons which casually pass through on a regular basis. Comments have also been made about parts of the station – such as paintwork and mats at the entrances – being in need of a deep clean or replacement.
This week Wrexham Council confirmed that maintenance works at the station will begin from 6pm tomorrow (Saturday 20th January) and will last until 6am on Monday morning.
The works could signal the end for the rogue pigeon(s) which make a regular appearance in the bus station, with new netting being installed to prevent the birds from causing a mess.
New LED lights will also be installed in the near future, and the above signage slot that has been vacant for many months if not a year could be filled.
All buses will continue to run as normal and access from Lord Street to the retail arcade during opening hours will be unaffected.
Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for the Environment and Transport, said: “We do have a scheduled improvement programme for the bus station that will take place over the coming months and this is the first phase which will see improved lighting and an end to the problems caused by pigeons in the roofspace.”
Last spring saw some minor works carried out at the bus station, with images promoting what the town has to offer installed on the windows of the long-standing, vacant tourism information unit.