New visitor signage has been installed this winter along an important tourist route in the Ceiriog Valley, Wrexham.
Working with Wrexham’s Destination Management team, Chirk & the Ceiriog Valley Partnership identified a number of old village signs that needed replacing and successfully applied for funding from the local Community Council’s to support the work.
The signs were designed by Sylvia Jones, a partner in Creativity Jones, local Digital/Artist Designers. Each depict a unique illustration of each village’s key features. There are six signs all positioned westbound on the B4500 between Pontfadog and Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog.
The Ceiriog Valley was identified in Wrexham’s Destination Management Plan as a key visitor hub, alongside Chirk Castle, Erddig and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct & Canal World Heritage Site – so the opportunities to enhance the visitor welcome in this area are always welcome.
Destination Manager at Wrexham County Borough Council, Joe Bickerton told us: “The new signage on this key visitor route looks really good and it’s been pleasing to help deliver a project with Chirk & the Ceiriog Valley Partnership that will have a good impact on the visitor welcome for 2018.”
“The Ceiriog Valley continues to develop as a tourism destination, as along with the stunning natural landscape – we have seen significant investment in local hotels and accolades for restaurants such as the Hand at Llanarmon over recent years which have added to the area’s reputation.”
Rob Davies, Chair of Chirk & the Ceiriog Valley Partnership added: “We hope that these signs will offer a fresh and vibrant first impression of the villages in the valley.
“Our greatest thanks go to Sylvia Jones for all the time, hard work and design expertise she put into it, without which this project would never have happened.”
“Our thanks also go to Rachel Kershaw, who first mooted the idea, Kyran Lawford for his determination in pursuing the idea, Joe Bickerton and the Highways Departments for bringing it to fruition and the 3 Valley Community Councils for funding it.”