Posted: Fri 1st Apr 2016

‘Bubble Bus’ For Wrexhamites Shopping In Chester

Wrexham.com for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Friday, Apr 1st, 2016

A shuttle bus to ‘bubble’ Wrexham shoppers to Chester is to be rolled out every weekend to help cope with the influx of shoppers to the city centre.

The move comes as a result of an increase of Wrexham shoppers to the city, who have decided to ‘invade’ the streets spending money – causing outrage with Cestrians who wish to keep themselves to themselves.

Chester and Cheshire West Council have teamed up with Cheshire Police and their counterparts over the border in North Wales to create a secure transport method modelled on the ‘bubble’ imposed on Wrexham and Chester fans when they want to watch some men kick a ball around some grass. The test run over the Bank Holiday weekend is pictured above, and has been deemed a ‘great success’ by the authorities.

Mrs Badcrumble from Gresford Heath near Pandy, officially an enclave of Chester, says she is ‘outraged’ at the changes: “I wanted to replenish my Lime Basil & Mandarin Body Crème from Jo Malone which usually means a quick trip up the A483 or on the bus.

“Now as a proper Chester resident I have to go to a designated pick up point in Wrexham of all places to commence the journey.

“It seems stupid I am starting in Chester but have to go in to Wrexham to get to Chester.”

Cheshire Police Inspector Cox told Wrexham.com that it was a ‘minority of shoppers’ that could behave antisocially by spending money and spreading culture, adding: “The vast majority coming to Chester are fine as they clear off, we are dealing with the minority who want to stay that little bit too long, so we will make sure they are booted out.”

Hillary Briss, butcher and proprietor of H.Briss & Son Butchers in Chester said he welcomed the move: “Somebody has to stay in control”



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