Posted: Fri 25th Nov 2011

Wrexham To Receive £6.2m Cash Injection for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Friday, Nov 25th, 2011

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Wrexham is set to receive £6.2m as part of a £90m Welsh Government fund for infrastructure and construction projects across the country.

The money, announced on Tuesday by Finance Minister Jane Hutt has been found from Centrally Retained Capital Funding, which is to be spent over the next two years.

The money includes £32m for education projects in Wales as well as £16.6m for health and early years projects

For Wrexham, this includes £2.72m for the Wrexham Ambulance Resource Centre which will be home to a joint ambulance and fire station in the town centre.

£3.5m has also been set aside for the provision of a Welsh medium junior school in Gwersyllt which is due to open in September 2013 and will hold places for 210 children on land off Delamere Avenue.

Further monies allocated also include £2.6m for the Welsh National Winter Maintenance Resilience project which will help support local authorities including Wrexham County Borough Council to bolster salt dtorage facilities in preparation for cold weather conditions.

Wrexham Assembly Member, Lesley Griffiths said:

“This funding announcement shows the Welsh Government is committing resources to building for the future of the Welsh economy, improving infrastructure and investing in construction.

“This will provide a welcome boost to the local economy in Wrexham and the wider economy, with contracts going to Welsh businesses and infrastructure improvements which will place the Welsh economy in better stead for the future.

“I am pleased to see large funding projects in Wrexham can now go ahead thanks to this funding.”

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