Posted: Sat 1st Apr 2017

Council To Launch Helicopter Tours Of Gresford Roundabout Potholes for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Apr 1st, 2017

UPDATE: This is obviously an April Fool, however you never know what the future holds….!

Wrexham Council’s long awaited helicopter tours of the iconic potholes of Gresford Roundabout are set to begin next month.
As part of revenue raising measures the new helicopter tour plan has received cross party support – with the initiative described as being a ‘wonderful opportunity’.

Rob Freebie, a consultant from Top Price Cooperage (TPC), who has spent several months in Arizona analysing the tourism around the Grand Canyon on behalf of Wrexham Council commented on the plans: “It was a wonderful holiday, the Canyon was further away from Vegas than I thought so I did most of the work while at the The Venetian. Erm, this will go really well in Wroxham. I mean Wrexham.”

Following the £52,000,000 acquisition of Cardiff Airport by the Welsh Government, officials have confirmed an offer of £5.20 has been placed to bring the old Borras airfield back into use. Until that deal proceeds the tourist helicopters will take off from a nearby field in Pandy.

TPC have said they will be offering future phases to Wrexham Council that could see parts of the Gwenfro diverted to create ‘gondola waterways’, and installations of full scale Eiffel Tower’s instead of the Racecourse floodlights plus ‘active’ volcanos on Brook Street.

Outline plans to put a glass roof on Eagles Meadow have also been resubmitted following an unsuccessful application two years ago.

As readers will know the historic canyons were formed over the course of thousands of millennia, with the below computer generated image of how the area would have looked originally:

The tours are due to start in May with full details and flight booking systems going live next week. If successful it is hoped that the helicopter tours will eventually include trips to other iconic potholes across Wrexham.

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