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Residents Meeting Held To Resolve Racecourse Parking Issues

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Tuesday, Feb 28th, 2012.

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Plans are being drawn up to improve parking and traffic flow around the Racecourse Ground on matchdays.

A packed residents’ meeting held at the ground’s 1873 suite saw a number of concerns raised about inconsiderate parking by fans attending Wrexham FC and Crusaders rugby league matches.

The meeting was organised by Glyndwr University who bought the ground for £1.8million in August last year.

People living in the surrounding streets, including Maesgwyn Road, Yale Park and Windsor Drive, told the meeting they had endured years of difficulties.

Some said they had been kept from accessing their homes and were frequently unable to park on their streets before, during and after matches.

They were given the chance to put forward their views to representatives of North Wales Police, Wrexham County Borough Council, the football and rugby league clubs.

The meeting was organised by Anna Marie Brown, Glyndŵr University’s sports facilities manager, who said she was delighted with the turnout and the range of views and solutions offered.

She said: “This is the first step in a longer process but it is a big step. Meeting the residents face-to-face and understanding the long-term problems they face was extremely useful.

“As a community university we are committed to being at the very heart of life in Wrexham. Where residents have concerns we want to hear them and to come up with real solutions. I am speaking to all parties connected with events at the stadium about ways we can help.

“We want to do everything we can, large or small, to make a difference in the short-term as well as finding a long-term overall answer to the problem.

“I would like to thank all residents who took part. We will be inviting them back to the stadium in the near future to update them on our progress in responding to the issue.”

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