Posted: Wed 14th Jun 2023

Nine Acre Field set to reopen to the public, Wrexham Council confirm for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Jun 14th, 2023

A community space is set to reopen to the public after months of calls to do so from members of the public and councillors.

Nine Arce field has remained fenced off despite planning permission to build a new school on the site failing almost a year ago.

Six months ago there it was announced that the site would be safeguarded as a permanent green space and known as Queen Elizabeth II park.

However at the time of writing there has been no such progress on those plans coming to fruition.

Today Wrexham Council confirmed that Nine Acre will be re-opened to the public.

Cllr Corin Jarvis said: “It has confirmed that the Nine Acre field will be opening to the public within the week.

“Future use of the site is still yet to be confirmed by the council administration, so let’s demonstrate how it is best to use it to benefit our community.”

Cllr Becca Martin welcomed the news that the Nine-Acre Field is going to be opened to the public and said: “This is very welcome but long overdue news.

“Since the planning decision regarding the Nine-Acre Field 11 months ago, I and the local community have called for the gate to be unlocked to enable people to enjoy the open space and for children to have somewhere to play safely.

“It’s been very disappointing that we’ve had to wait so long after public promises were made but I’m glad now that children won’t be climbing the fence to play football and risk injury.

“Only yesterday, I met with a resident to discuss what further pressure we could apply to ensure access for all.

“It seems like someone, somewhere was listening and I’m delighted that the community pressure has finally paid off.

“I look forward to the community being able to use the park and I’m sure events can now be held there that will improve our community and bring people closer together.”

She thanked the council’s officers for ensuring the field was now opening: “I’d like to thank the officers who have made this happen and will be encouraging greater dialogue between the council and local residents, who are keen to have input into the development of the field.”

Mark Pritchard, The Leader of the council said: “I’m pleased that the Nine Acre field is now open to the public, it’s long over due and it’s disappointing that it taken this amount of time to be resolved.”

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