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No more barbed wire Christmas lights as ‘carpet of light’ rolled out across town centre

Wrexham’s traditional barbed wire Christmas Lights have finally been totally eradicated as the replacement ‘carpet of light’ is rolled out across town.

There are just seven weeks to go until the big day and visitors to the town centre lately would have seen new lights being installed ahead of the festive celebrations.

Over the years there has been criticism over the lacklustre feel of the Christmas lights with some branded as ‘barbed wire’ (below), something which was remedied slightly back in 2016 after thousands of pounds were invested into replacements for Queens Square, Rhosddu Road and Lambpit Street.

Last year saw a refresh of the lights, with this year touted as when the infamous ‘barbed wire’ would be totally removed.

Earlier this week the Town Centre Forum was told the majority of lights were now up, with Town Centre Amanda Davies describing it as a “tremendous positive for the town”.

She continued: “Last year we fed back we were undertaking a three year campaign, for want of better word, to improve the town centre Christmas lights. We had really positive feedback last year for the ‘carpets of light’.

“This year we have the lights we put up last year, and extending to the top of Regent Street, Egerton Street, Hope Street Henblas Street, parts of Lambpit Street and outside of Eagles Meadow.”

Last night it was confirmed the ‘barbed wire is no more’, with it noted that some of the old lights have found a new home in St Giles.

Although not under council control, it was mentioned that Eagles Meadow has also seen a ‘refurb’ of their lights, so Wrexham should see an all round brighter Christmas this year.

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