Posted: Tue 14th Sep 2021

Inconsiderate parking “more noticeable and dangerous” as Lead councillor promises more enforcement for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

The deputy leader of Wrexham Council has said he has been “shocked” at the amount of drivers ignoring traffic regulations and parking restrictions in the town centre.

Since the move to Alert Level 0 last month the number of people visiting the town centre to shop and work has increased – providing a boost to traders who have experienced a difficult 18 months.

However this is “not without a problem that’s becoming more and more noticeable and dangerous”, say Wrexham Council.

Councillor David A Bithell, lead member for environment and transport and deputy leader of Wrexham Council, said he was recently left shocked at witnessing the actions of some drivers.

Those visiting the town centre are now being asked to drive and park in and around the town centre “safely and legally.”

Cllr Bithell said: “I was recently shocked at the amount of drivers I saw going the wrong way in one way areas and also parking inconsiderately.

“There’s no excuse for this behaviour which is ultimately dangerous and could result in a serious accident.

“Please take care, and take advantage of the free parking that is on offer after 11am in all council run town centre car parks except Tŷ Pawb.

“Our officers will be on the look out for offenders and I have approached the local police for their help with ensuring traffic regulations are observed by all drivers to ensure our town centre roads and pedestrian areas remain safe.”

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