Cartref, Oriel M or Ty Pawb have been unveiled as the shortlist of names for Wrexham’s £4.5 million arts and market facility – and it’s now down to the public to vote for their favourite name!
The three names were unveiled at a public information event at the Guildhall this afternoon, which was held to offer the opportunity for members of the public and tradespeople to find out more about the work being carried out at the Oriel Wrecsam People’s Market on Chester Street.
The top three suggestions for names were recently put forward at a workshop with various stakeholders in the town – including members of Wrexham Council, local artists and market traders.
The future name of the arts and market development now lies in the hands of you, the public! If you want to have a say on which name you prefer via the following outlets:
– Cafe in the Corner in the South Arcade
– Oriel Wrecsam on Chester Street
– Wrexham County Borough Museum
– Wrexham Library, the Tourist Information Centre
– Contact Wrexham,
– Plas Pentwyn, Brynteg, Acton, Gwersyllt and Llay Resource Centres
Those visiting the Wrexham Street Festival on 29th July and voting ends at the annual Play Day on 2nd August.
Initially there had been uncertainty as to whether or not the public would be able to vote online, however Wrexham Council say they will be conducting an online poll and further information about this will be available soon via its Facebook and Twitter accounts.
The outcome of the public vote will be revealed at the Executive Board in September.
Cllr Hugh Jones, Lead Member for Communities, Partnerships, Public Protection and Community Safety, said: “I’m sure people will have a favourite and I encourage everyone to have their say on which one they prefer. This will ensure we have a name for this unique and exciting facility that is truly representative of the people of Wrexham.”
The £4.5 million development is due to be completed in 2018 and is supported by funding from the Arts Council for Wales, the Welsh Government’s Vibrant and viable Places and Wrexham Council.
The arts and market hub will be a feature of Wrexham town centre for many years to come, so if you’re in favour of the development or against it, why not cast your vote on the name you think is best and make sure you have your say!