Wrexham Council sets up “cost of living crisis” working group
Wrexham Council has created a new ‘Cost of Living Crisis’ working group in a bid to support residents with through what is expected to be a difficult winter.
Executive board members last week supported the creation of the joint member/office working group – which is made up of 10 elected members and is politically balanced.
The group, which aims to help residents with the significant rise in everyday costs, will be meeting within two weeks.
The creation of a cost of working group to look at and support local residents in the key areas of:
- Benefit maximisation
- Reducing costs on energy
- Fuel poverty
- Winter pressures
Leader of the Council Mark Pritchard and Lead Member for Finance said: These are very challenging times and I am pleased that we have set up this group.
“We will be making representations to UK and Welsh Government to lobby for financial support as part of the cost of living crisis and budget preparations for next year.”
David A Bithell Deputy Leader and Lead Member for housing said: “Not only are we facing a housing crisis we are facing significant challenges with the rise in energy costs. We have been meeting with Welsh Government every two weeks which has just started and now is the time to set up a group with all members of the council via their respective groups to work together to try and support our constituents.
“We are proactively working with Welsh Government to support and influence additional monies to local authorities during the winter period.
Last week Wrexham Council announced that over the winter months all of its libraries will be available as a warm space for people during the day.
Alongside this people can access support and advice from organisations on select dates at the different libraries across Wrexham. These drop in sessions will take place at the following locations:
Friday, October 7, 2022 – Wrexham Library, 10am – 2pm
Friday, October 21, 2022 – Cefn Mawr Library, 10am – 2pm
Friday, November 4, 2022 – Brynteg Library, 12pm – 3pm
Friday, November 18, 2022 – Chirk Library, 10am – 2pm
Friday, December 2, 2022 – Coedpoeth Library, 2pm – 5pm
Friday, December 16, 2022 – Rhos Library, 11am – 3pm
Friday, January 6, 2023 – Gwersyllt Library, 2pm – 5pm
Friday, January 20, 2023 – Ruabon Library, 2pm – 5pm
Friday, February 3, 2023 – Llay Library, 2pm – 5pm
Friday, February 17, 2023 – Wrexham Library, 10am – 2pm
Caia Park Partnership is hosting a cost of living event on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, between 10am – 2pm. The event takes place at The Hub, Prince Charles Road, Caia Park, Wrexham LL13 8TH.
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