The Leader is reporting that Wrexham has today been awarded official city status.
* For the full story, see: Wrexham is awarded city status | The Leader (leaderlive.co.uk)
Member of Parliament for Clwyd South, Simon Baynes, has welcomed the announcement today (Friday 20th May) that Wrexham is among eight winners selected for city status as part of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
He said: “This is excellent news for the town of Wrexham, the wider County Borough, and North Wales as a whole. Wrexham has, of course, made several bids for City Status in the past, so I’m extremely happy to hear that we have been successful and will be awarded full City Status for the County Borough.
“Wrexham and Clwyd South’s
strong cultural identity, as well as its status as an industrial and commercial
hub, mean that we are well placed to reap the benefits of City Status, and I am
particularly excited about the opportunity this gives us to celebrate the
amazing history, language and culture of our part of Wales and share them with
a wider audience.”