NOTE: This content is old - Published: Wednesday, Oct 24th, 2012.
A leading Wrexham Councillor saw for himself what the night life in the largest town in North Wales was like when he spent Saturday Night and the early hours of Sunday morning in Wrexham town centre.
Cllr Hugh Jones, Lead Member for Communities, Partnerships and Collaboration spent time looking at the issues raised by the night time economy in Wrexham. He was accompanied by Inspector Mark Williams and saw first hand the challenges facing the police as they dealt with issues that arise from alcohol consumption.
Cllr Hugh Jones, said “The night time economy is important to Wrexham and popular with the thousands who visit the many restaurants, pubs and clubs in the town centre. Wrexham is the largest town in the region and there are problems that arise from the volumes of alcohol some individuals consume combined with the fact that several thousand people are in a relatively small area of the Town. I was incredibly impressed by the way in which the Police diffuse potentially serious incidents before they arise.”
“I would like to pay tribute to the work of both the Police and the Street Pastors who work together effectively to keep people safe. There are a number of areas where I believe we can all work together to improves the situation for all involved and I will be working with agencies to achieve the shared objective.”
“This is one of allowing people to enjoy Wrexham at night but at the same time stay safe. We need to encourage an economy that is less reliant on excessive consumption of alcohol and more on enjoying a wider variety of entertainment”.