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Underneath the Arches raises £1,500 for community projects

A local community council has benefited from a donation of £1,500 thanks to the success of one of Wrexham’s biggest events.

Held each summer Underneath the Arches at Pontcysyllte Aqueduct attracts thousands of visitors to the World Heritage Site for an evening of live music, fireworks and an amazing pyrotechnic display.

Over 3,000 people attended the event in July, which marked the fifth year of the Underneath the Arches celebrations.

This year, the profit from the event was donated by the Wrexham County Borough Council events team to the Llangollen Rural Community Council following their support for the evening and as a gesture of goodwill to the local residents who face slight disruption on the evening.

Darryl Wright, Community Councillor in Trevor accepted the cheque and said: “We’re delighted that the event team chose to make this valuable donation to the local community.

“We have supported Underneath the Arches taking place and although there is some disruption for residents, the event team make every effort to improve the event based on feedback each year and in close vision with ourselves on the Community Council.

“This money will now go into supporting local community projects in Froncysyllte, Trevor and Garth which will be discussed by the Community Council.”

Amanda Davies, Event Manager at Wrexham County Borough Council added: “Underneath the Arches received more positive feedback again this summer and it was great to see a good mix of both local residents and visitors from far and wide enjoy the event.

“We can’t thank the Community Council enough for their input and support in making the event happen – from helping answer residents queries through to supporting the marketing of the event in the weeks leading up to it.”

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