News

A collection of news stories affecting our community during 2021. As of 2020 we noted our community will be liable to a higher tax burned for HS2 than it would cost to build a much-needed railway station at the centre of our community and the Pontcysyllte WHS. Therefore, we object to HS2, or as we call it, “The Welsh Bypass”. Furthermore, our railway line (Marchers) offers a viable alternative to the main West Coast Line as the former Wrexham & Shropshire Service proved before closure in 2010. We ask, why not use this to alleviate congestion on the main West Coastline, which would literally save billions of pounds.

With the now accepted (2021) cost of HS2 at £106 billion pounds and maybe more confirms the forecast of £1500 taxation for very man, woman and child in the UK. This means that our community numbering 10,000 people will contribute £15 million pounds. A first-rate railway station for Cefn Mawr next to Tesco will only cost around £12 million pounds.

Leader Live 13th August 2021

Lads complete Three Peaks challenge in memory of Gary

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/19511462.lads-complete-three-peaks-challenge-memory-gary/

 

Leader Live 10th August 2021

Pledge to regenerate Ebenezer Chapel and wider Cefn Mawr discussed with MP

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/19502242.pledge-regenerate-ebenezer-chapel-wider-cefn-mawr-discussed-mp/

 

Welsh Conservatives 9th August 2021

Simon Baynes MP visits The Ebenezer Chapel in Cefn Mawr at the centre of the Pontcysyllte World Heritage Site

https://www.simonbaynes.co.uk/news/simon-baynes-mp-visits-ebenezer-chapel-cefn-mawr-centre-pontcysyllte-world-heritage-site

 

Shropshire Star 9th August 2021

The life and times of Thomas Telford, celebrated civil engineer who helped shape modern Britain

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/nostalgia/telford-nostalgia/2021/08/09/the-life-and-times-of-thomas-telford-workaholic-civil-engineer-who-helped-shape-modern-britain/

 

Whitchurch Herald 9th August 2021

Whitchurch Brownies and Guides do their bit to learn about environment

https://www.whitchurchherald.co.uk/news/19500222.whitchurch-brownies-guides-bit-learn-environment/

 

BBC News 8th August 2021

Cefn Mawr disused chapel set to reopen after eight years

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-58139831

 

Leader Live 8th August 2021

"We need less talk and more action!" Residents have their say on lengthy closure of Newbridge Road

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/19494405.need-less-talk-action-residents-say-lengthy-closure-newbridge-road/

 

Brink Wire 8th August 2021

HS2 will leave a “massive scar” on our wildlife while we should be waging a war on climate change.

https://en.brinkwire.com/news/hs2-will-leave-a-massive-scar-on-our-wildlife-we-should-be-waging-a-war-on-climate-change/

 

Shropshire Star 7th August 2021

Volunteers needed to keep historic canal yard alive

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/north-shropshire/2021/08/07/volunteers-needed-to-keep-historic-canal-yard-alive/

 

Wales on Line 7th August 2021

Met Office issues new yellow warning for thunderstorms and chance of flooding

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/met-office-issues-new-yellow-21251801?utm_source=wales_online_newsletter&utm_campaign=breaking_news_newsletter2&utm_medium=email

Boarder Counties Advertiser 4th August 2021

Senedd member calls on Welsh Government to fund repairs for Chirk road hit by landslide

https://www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/news/19491125.senedd-member-calls-welsh-government-fund-repairs-chirk-road-hit-landslide/

 

Change.org 5th August 2021

Take action: Morrisons chicken farm cruelty EXPOSED

https://www.change.org/p/supermarkets-stop-selling-suffering/u/29420960?cs_tk=ApTwL8SfChKJADLvFGEAAXicyyvNyQEABF8BvKssvxsky1Fa86NvbM9kM28%3D&utm_campaign=466a3ebd684e453b944fedcf77137698&utm_content=initial_v0_5_0&utm_medium=email&utm_source=petition_update&utm_term=cs

 

News from Wales 5th August 2021

Wrexham marks return to council house building with Clos Nant Silyn Development

https://newsfromwales.co.uk/news/wrexham-marks-return-to-council-house-building-with-clos-nant-silyn-development/

 

Daily Mail On Line 5th August 2021

Struggling to find a UK holiday? Take to the water and let your troubles float away with a break on a yacht or canal boat

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-9821379/Struggling-UK-holiday-Let-troubles-float-away-break-yacht-canal-boat.html

 

Mirror 4th August 2021

Fast-growing 'Franken-chickens' reared for Morrisons die in 'extreme' agony and filth

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/fast-growing-franken-chickens-reared-24690326

 

Morning Star 3rd August 2021

Charges dismissed for anti-HS2 protesters who resisted felling of 200-year-old oak

https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/charges-dismissed-anti-hs2-protesters-who-resisted-felling-200-year-old-oak

 

Wrexham Council News 3rd August 2021

CLIMATE CHANGE – OUR PLANS ARE REALLY TAKING SHAPE TO TACKLE IT

https://news.wrexham.gov.uk/climate-change-our-plans-are-really-taking-shape-to-tackle-it/

 

Morning Star on Line 2nd August 2021

Anti-HS2 protesters appear in court over attempts to thwart felling of 200-year-old oak tree

https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/anti-hs2-protesters-appear-in-court-over-attempts-to-thwart-felling-of-200-year-old-oak-tree

 

Leamington Courier 1st August 2021

Campaigners unveil a plaque at the stump of a 300-year-old tree that was felled by HS2 near Leamington

https://www.leamingtoncourier.co.uk/news/environment/photos-campaigners-unveil-a-plaque-at-the-stump-of-a-300-year-old-tree-that-was-felled-by-hs2-near-leamington-3331032

 

The Canary 1st August 2021

Broken bat highways and blocked badger homes: how Britain is failing its wildlife

https://www.thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2021/08/01/broken-bat-highways-and-blocked-badger-homes-how-britain-is-failing-its-wildlife/

 

Telegraph 31st July 2021

HS2 broke wildlife rules nine times over handling of bats and newts

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/environment/2021/07/31/hs2-broke-wildlife-rules-nine-times-handling-bats-newts/

 

Shropshire Star 30th July 2021

Historic canal yard needs volunteer help

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/oswestry/ellesmere/2021/07/30/historic-canal-yard-needs-volunteer-help/

 

Express 29th July 2021

Missed out on a hotel booking this summer? Try a canal boat - best UK routes

https://www.express.co.uk/travel/articles/1469483/canal-boat-uk-trip-best-destination

 

Wrexham Council News 29th July 2021

HAVE YOUR SAY ON HOW NORTH WALES IS POLICED

https://news.wrexham.gov.uk/have-your-say-on-how-north-wales-is-policed/

 

Wales on Line 28th July 2021

Welsh slate landscape named UK's newest Unesco World Heritage site

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/welsh-slate-landscape-named-uks-21161722?utm_source=wales_online_newsletter&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter2&utm_medium=email

 

 

Wales on Line 26th July 2021

Why you need to visit Blaenau Ffestiniog as it gets UNESCO World Heritage status

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/travel/you-need-visit-blaenau-ffestiniog-21166449

 

 

Wrexham Council News 26th July 2021

CONSULTATION: POP-UP AND DIRECT DELIVERY LIBRARY

https://news.wrexham.gov.uk/consultation-pop-up-and-direct-delivery-library/

 

Change.org 26th July 2021

Sainsbury’s hypocrisy: Clean Air and COP26

https://www.change.org/p/hi-sainsburys-asda-waitrose-please-stop-lobbying-to-delay-cleanairzones-children-need-clean-air-now-i-call-on-you-to-give-up-your-membership-of-logisticsuknews-sign-the-mumsforlungs-petition-here/u/29380524?cs_tk=Atwb1tCsChKJAJ3GB2EAAXicyyvNyQEABF8BvKnBr7_hyxvMVesnG9PeJ_o%3D&utm_campaign=e632060880a74ae583823ca92d3701b1&utm_content=initial_v0_5_0&utm_medium=email&utm_source=petition_update&utm_term=cs

 

Wales on Line 25th July 2021

'I photographed these incredible sharks off the coast of Wales'

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/shark-whale-pembrokeshire-diving-jellyfish-21124345?utm_source=wales_online_newsletter&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter2&utm_medium=email

 

Brink Wire 25th July 2021

‘Every river is polluted over the legal limit,’ says Green Britain.

https://en.brinkwire.com/news/every-river-is-polluted-over-the-legal-limit-says-green-britain/

 

Wales on Line 21st July 2021

Anger after Liverpool stripped of Unesco World Heritage status

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/uk-news/anger-after-liverpool-stripped-unesco-21106730

 

Daily Post 21st July 2021

School faces losing much-needed bus driver over six-month DVLA 'nightmare'

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/school-faces-losing-much-needed-21096492

 

Birmingham Mail 20th July 2021

Before and after: 'Beautiful' ancient oak tree in Solihull chopped down by HS2

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/before-after-beautiful-ancient-oak-21100838

 

Shropshire Star 19th July 2021

Wondrous creatures are coming out of hiding in Ellesmere this weekend in readiness for the opening of the Magical Plantation Trail.

https://www.shropshirestar.com/entertainment/north-shropshire-entertainment/2021/07/20/fantasy-creatures-taking-up-residence-in-woodland/

 

Business News Wales 19th July 2021

Welsh Canals: Our Built Environment Superstars

https://businessnewswales.com/welsh-canals-our-built-environment-superstars/

 

Wrexham.com 20th July 2021

Council demand “significant and speedy support” to help fund repairs to storm damaged B5605 at Newbridge

https://www.wrexham.com/news/council-demand-significant-and-speedy-support-to-help-fund-repairs-to-storm-damaged-b5605-at-newbridge-207138.html

 

Boarder Counties Advertiser 19th July 2021

Take a walk on the wild side at Ellesmere's Plantation wood

https://www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/news/19451925.take-walk-wild-side-ellesmeres-plantation-wood/

 

Lichfield Live 17th July 2021

Impact of HS2 on waterways must be mitigated, Lichfield MP says

https://lichfieldlive.co.uk/2021/07/17/impact-of-hs2-on-waterways-must-be-mitigated-lichfield-mp-says/

 

Border Counties Advertiser 17th July 2021

The story of Brynkinalt and the Chirk miners who refused to strike

https://www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/news/19446016.story-brynkinalt-chirk-miners-refused-strike/

 

Infrastructure & Intelligence 16th July 2021

Northern mayors “fed up with being fobbed off” on rail investment

http://www.infrastructure-intelligence.com/article/jul-2021/northern-mayors-fed-being-%E2%80%9Cfobbed-off%E2%80%9D-rail-investment

 

The Free press 14th July 2021

Ken Skates MS says there isn’t 'a single community' in Clwyd South which hasn’t been affected by bank closures

https://www.denbighshirefreepress.co.uk/news/19441158.ken-skates-ms-says-isnt-a-single-community-clwyd-south-hasnt-affected-bank-closures/

 

Leader Live 12th July 2021

Trains return to Llangollen – success for re-opening weekend

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/19435766.trains-return-llangollen---success-re-opening-weekend/

 

Leader Live 5th July 2021

Acrefair Sports and Social Club could be turned into bar and restaurant

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/19421338.acrefair-sports-social-club-turned-bar-restaurant/

 

Denbighshire Free Press 5th July 2021

A limited service will see the return of trains to Llangollen Railway

https://www.denbighshirefreepress.co.uk/news/19419685.limited-service-will-see-return-trains-llangollen-railway/

 

Wales on Line 3rd July 2021

The ghost shopping centre with only one shop where thousands once visited each week

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/shopping/ghost-shopping-centre-only-one-20953855?utm_source=wales_online_newsletter&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter2&utm_medium=email

 

Leader Live 24th June 2021

Cefn Mawr publican wants to help the environment and knock 40p off the price of a pint

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/wrexham/19395327.cefn-mawr-publican-wants-help-environment-knock-40p-off-price-pint/

 

The Leader 23rd June 2021

Call for smoking to be banned in all beer gardens and outside eating areas in Wales

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/wrexham/19392418.call-smoking-banned-beer-gardens-outside-eating-areas-wales/

 

Boarder Counties Advertiser 22nd June 2021

TV's Andi Peters took a trip over the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct live on Good Morning Britain

https://www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/news/chirk/19390896.tvs-andi-peters-took-trip-pontcysyllte-aqueduct-live-good-morning-britain/

 

The Conservative Woman 22nd June 2021

The high-speed track to economic ruin

https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/the-high-speed-track-to-economic-ruin/

 

Reaction 22nd June 2021

It’s time to ditch the £106bn folly of HS2

https://reaction.life/its-time-to-ditch-the-106bn-folly-of-hs2/

 

Wales Online 22nd June 2021

The areas of Wales that would be under water and lost by 2050 based on current climate trends

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/flooding-wales-submerged-climate-change-20870932?utm_source=wales_online_newsletter&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter2&utm_medium=email

 

Wales on Line 21st June 2021

HS2 costs 'soared by £1.7bn' in the last year due to coronavirus pandemic pressures

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/uk-news/hs2-costs-soared-17bn-last-20865939

 

Engineering & Technology 21st June 2021

HS2 costs ‘rose by £1.7bn in past year

https://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2021/06/hs2-costs-rose-by-17bn-in-past-year/

 

Boarder Counties Advertiser 19th June 2021

The perfect places for a picnic in north Shropshire

https://www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/news/19384534.perfect-places-picnic-north-shropshire/

 

BBC 17th June 2021

Storm Christoph: Road still closed five months after collapse

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-57500166

 

Lichfield Live 14th June 2021

Campaigners plan walk from Lichfield to Wigan to highlight impact of HS2

https://lichfieldlive.co.uk/2021/06/14/campaigners-plan-walk-from-lichfield-and-wigan-to-highlight-impact-of-hs2/

 

Samford Crimson 13th June 2021

Boris Johnson approved HS2 based on ‘garbage data’, Dominic Cummings says

http://www.samfordcrimson.com/20210613-boris-johnson-approved-hs2-based-on-garbage-data-dominic-cummings-says.html

 

Daily Post 12th June 2021

Clwydian range: The incredible attractions and breathtaking views in Wales’ new national park

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/clwydian-range-incredible-attractions-breathtaking-20756608

 

The Daily Post 12th June 2021

Gallery: 21 stunning pictures of Wales newest national park

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/gallery/gallery-21-stunning-pictures-wales-20757281

 

The Telegraph 12th June 2021

Boris Johnson approved HS2 based on 'garbage data', Dominic Cummings says

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/06/12/boris-johnson-approved-hs2-based-garbage-data-dominic-cummings/

 

Wrexham Council News 11th June 2021

REPAIRS TO CRUCIAL ROAD LINK THROUGH NEWBRIDGE STILL HIGH ON THE AGENDA

https://news.wrexham.gov.uk/repairs-to-crucial-road-link-through-newbridge-still-high-on-the-agenda/

 

Wrexham Council News 8th June 2021

£285,000 AWARDED FOR MAJOR FLOOD REPAIRS IN WREXHAM

https://news.wrexham.gov.uk/285000-awarded-for-flood-repairs/

 

Wrexham.com 8th June 2021

Wrexham Council opposes plans for plastic bottle deposit return scheme to start in Wales by 2024

http://www.wrexham.com/news/wrexham-council-opposes-plans-for-plastic-bottle-deposit-return-scheme-to-start-in-wales-by-2024-205420.html

 

Wrexham.com 7th June 2021

Council set to review Planning amid ‘range of concerns’ over its ‘performance and effective operation’

http://www.wrexham.com/news/council-set-to-review-planning-amid-range-of-concerns-over-its-performance-and-effective-operation-205369.html

 

Boarder Counties Advertizer 7th June 2021

Floating jewellery maker to visit Whitchurch and Ellesmere this week

https://www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/news/19354250.floating-jewellery-maker-visit-whitchurch-ellesmere-week/

 

Shropshire Star 4th June 2021

Lifting of restrictions hits right note with choirs

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/mid-wales/2021/06/04/lifting-of-restrictions-hits-right-note-with-choirs/ 

 

Leader Live 4th June 2021

Welsh Government rejects funding bid to repair Newbridge road closed by landslide

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/19350726.wrexham-disappointment-welsh-government-rejects-funding-bid-repair-road-closed-landslide/

 

Leader Live 2nd June 2021

Climate change and community at heart of School Report

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/19345141.climate-change-community-heart-school-report/

 

Leader Live 2nd June 2021

Crane Medical Centre in Cefn Mawr praised for tireless work

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/19344888.crane-medical-centre-cefn-mawr-praised-tireless-work/

 

Wrexham.com 2nd June 2021

World Heritage Site development set for UK Government Levelling Up Fund bid

http://www.wrexham.com/news/world-heritage-site-development-set-for-uk-government-levelling-up-fund-bid-205217.html

 

Border Counties Advertiser 28th May 2021

Chirk councillor is looking to bring back light festival

https://www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/news/19335129.chirk-councillor-looking-bring-back-light-festival/

 

Wrexham.com 27th May 2021

Ebenezer Chapel sells for £122k at auction

http://www.wrexham.com/news/ebenezer-chapel-sells-for-122k-at-auction-204977.html

 

The Leader 26th May 2021

Former Ebenezer Chapel in Wrexham sold at auction

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/19330189.former-ebenezer-chapel-wrexham-sold-auction/

 

Gazette & Herald 24th May 2021

Lionhearted Nick, 76, to cycle 1,000 miles for charity

https://www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/news/19322291.pedal-power-nick-76/

 

Wales on Line 19th May 2021

Free book download shares advice on planning a UK staycation with a difference

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/free-book-download-shares-advice-20584466

 

The Mail 19th May 2021

'Great British Railways' - New public sector body confirmed by DfT

https://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/19315326.great-british-railways---new-public-sector-body-confirmed-dft/

 

About Manchester 13th May 2021

Top 10 Canalside Pubs

https://aboutmanchester.co.uk/top-10-canalside-pubs/

 

Wrexham.com 10th May 2021

Ebenezer Chapel set to be sold after council win legal battle for auction to proceed

http://www.wrexham.com/news/ebenezer-chapel-set-to-be-sold-after-council-win-legal-battle-for-auction-to-proceed-204201.html

 

Daily Mail 9th May 2021

Britain aims to plant 143 million new trees a YEAR by 2035 in huge bid to hit carbon emissions targets - turning swathes of farmland into forest

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9558695/Britain-aims-plant-143-million-new-trees-YEAR-2035-huge-bid-hit-climate-targets.html

 

Leader Live 8th May 2021

Here are 10 beautiful waterfalls you can find in North Wales

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/19284018.10-beautiful-waterfalls-can-find-north-wales/

 

Shropshire Star 5th May 2021

Research team to walk to iconic landmark (aqueduct) to raise money for Shropshire hospital charity

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/health/coronavirus-covid19/2021/05/05/research-team-to-walk-to-iconic-landmark-to-raise-money-for-shropshire-hospital-charity/

 

Wrexham Council News 4th May 2021

Branch libraries open for browsing but not in Cefn Mawr

https://news.wrexham.gov.uk/branch-libraries-open-for-browsing/

 

Scotsman 2nd May 2021

Travel: Why a scenic narrowboat break can also be a daredevil adventure

https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/travel/travel-why-a-scenic-narrowboat-break-can-also-be-a-daredevil-adventure-3218964

 

South Wales Argus 28th April 2021

'Big cat' spotted in Wales

https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/19265703.big-cat-spotted-cefn-mawr-day-chirk-oswestry-sightings/

 

Daily Post 28th April 2021

'This is not a play area' - Backlash over 'bonkers' plan to create new national park in North Wales

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/this-not-play-area-backlash-20478439

 

Boarder Counties Advertiser 26th April 2021

Llangollen Canal walk in top five 'Instagrammable' in Wales

https://www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/news/19260112.llangollen-canal-walk-top-five-instagrammable-wales/

 

Wrexham Heritage 25th April 2021

Here you can find out more about the museum’s permanent displays, our external sites, online resources and other featured objects from our collection.

https://www.wrexhamheritage.wales/explore/#externalsites

 

News and Star 22nd April 2021

In Pictures: Bridges and blooms basking in spring sunshine

https://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/national/19251680.pictures-bridges-blooms-basking-spring-sunshine/

 

Leader Live 22nd April 2021

Former landfill site near Llangollen transformed into new nature reserve

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/19252471.former-landfill-site-near-llangollen-transformed-new-nature-reserve/

 

Bdaily News 21st April 2021

Anwyl Partnerships set to transform long stalled housing scheme

https://bdaily.co.uk/articles/2021/04/21/anwyl-partnerships-set-to-transform-long-stalled-housing-scheme

 

The Independent 21st April 2021

WHY A SCENIC NARROWBOAT BREAK CAN ALSO BE A DAREDEVIL ADVENTURE

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/constable-unesco-world-heritage-site-wales-ellesmere-diesel-b1834982.html

 

Derbyshire Times 20th April 2021

Plans to restore major stretch of Chesterfield Canal given green light - in project that could put borough 'on the map'

https://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/people/plans-to-restore-major-stretch-of-chesterfield-canal-given-green-light-in-project-that-could-put-borough-on-the-map-3207475

 

Wales on Line 19th April 2021

Six people from different households can meet outdoors from Saturday as Welsh Government confirms pubs can reopen

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/pubs-reopen-wales-lockdown-rules-20420943?utm_source=wales_online_newsletter&utm_campaign=breaking_news_newsletter2&utm_medium=email&pure360.trackingid=88698cb4-67ef-43ec-8cba-66f21ec1b4b0

 

Wales on Line 19th April 2021

'It was deplorable' Tenby businesses shut early so they are not linked to mass crowds drinking alcohol on beach

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/it-deplorable-tenby-businesses-shut-20416976?utm_source=wales_online_newsletter&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter2&utm_medium=email&pure360.trackingid=88698cb4-67ef-43ec-8cba-66f21ec1b4b0

 

Whitchurch Herald 19th April 2021

Canal 'floating market' to visit Audlem for May Bank Holiday weekend

https://www.whitchurchherald.co.uk/news/19243187.canal-floating-market-visit-audlem-may-bank-holiday-weekend/

 

Shropshire Star 19th April 2021

Stylish new look for outside bar at Shropshire hotel

https://www.shropshirestar.com/entertainment/oswestry-entertainment/2021/04/19/stylish-new-look-for-outside-bar-at-shropshire-hotel/

 

Wales on Line 18th April 2021

Hundreds drinking, people relieving themselves in potties and the worst mess residents had ever seen after a lockdown weekend by Swansea beach

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/hundreds-drinking-people-relieving-themselves-20413589?utm_source=wales_online_newsletter&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter2&utm_medium=email&pure360.trackingid=88698cb4-67ef-43ec-8cba-66f21ec1b4b0

 

Wales on Line 18th April 2021

The nuclear power plant that shut 30 years ago but still towers over a Welsh village

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/trawsfynydd-nuclear-power-plant-wales-20391018?utm_source=wales_online_newsletter&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter2&utm_medium=email&pure360.trackingid=88698cb4-67ef-43ec-8cba-66f21ec1b4b0

 

Leader Live 18th April 2021

Public notices: Listed building and conservation area planning applications in Wrexham

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/19234797.public-notices-listed-building-conservation-area-planning-applications-wrexham/

 

Planet Radio 16th April 2021

HS2 ordered to stop felling trees at Jones Hill Wood near Wendover

https://planetradio.co.uk/greatest-hits/beds-bucks-herts/news/hs2-ordered-stop-work-jones-hill-wood-wendover/

 

The Nantwich News 16th April 2021

Llangollen Canal at Hurleston to close for urgent repairs

https://thenantwichnews.co.uk/2021/04/16/llangollen-canal-at-hurleston-to-close-for-urgent-repairs/

 

Wrexham.com 16th April 2021

Council win legal battle to proceed with auction of Ebenezer Chapel

http://www.wrexham.com/news/council-win-legal-battle-to-proceed-with-auction-of-ebenezer-chapel-203120.html

 

Inside Media 15th April 2021

BEARMONT CAPITAL SELLS £3.5M WREXHAM SITE (Air Products)

https://www.insidermedia.com/news/wales/bearmont-capital-sells-3.5m-wrexham-site

 

Wrexham.com 14th April 2021

Aerospace firm expansion plans backed by planning committee in “boost to the economy of Wrexham”

http://www.wrexham.com/news/aerospace-firm-expansion-plans-backed-by-planning-committee-in-boost-to-the-economy-of-wrexham-203028.html

 

E&T 14th April 2021

UK woodlands are a vital carbon sink that is not being protected, report warns

https://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2021/04/uk-woodlands-are-a-vital-carbon-sink-that-is-not-being-protected-report-warns/

 

Metro 12th April 2021

Discover the UK’s most amazing self-catering holiday spots now that staycations are back

https://metro.co.uk/2021/04/12/uks-best-self-catering-holiday-spots-now-that-staycations-are-back-14385111/

 

Whitchurch Herald 12th April 2021

Canal traders to bob into Whitchurch for floating market

https://www.whitchurchherald.co.uk/news/19226150.canal-traders-bob-whitchurch-floating-market/

 

Leader Live 11th April 2021

Wales' popular Wrexham-based literary festival goes digital with new chapter

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/19221044.wales-popular-wrexham-based-literary-festival-goes-digital-new-chapter/

 

Express & Star 10th April 2021

Could travel rules lead to surge in interest in the region's canals?

https://www.expressandstar.com/news/Features/2021/04/10/could-travel-rules-lead-to-surge-in-interest-in-the-regions-canals/

 

Leader Live 9th April 2021

Token of Wrexham rail history goes under the hammer

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/19220812.token-wrexham-rail-history-goes-hammer/

 

BBC 8th April 2021

HS2: Arrests as 'Roald Dahl wood' felling starts

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-56679977

 

Shropshire Star 8th April 2021

A new 'pocket park' and nature reserve is being created on the edge of Llangollen as part of a Welsh-wide scheme

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/mid-wales/llangollen/2021/04/08/new-park-planned-as-park-of-green-recovery/

 

Wrexham.com 8th April 2021

Council urged to ‘put foot down’ as developers seek more time to start Wrexham Air Products housing scheme

http://www.wrexham.com/news/council-urged-to-put-foot-down-as-developers-seek-more-time-to-start-wrexham-air-products-housing-scheme-202764.html

 

The Guardian 6th April 2021

Dame Cheryl Gillan obituary. Former Conservative Welsh secretary and Buckinghamshire MP who was an opponent of HS2

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/apr/06/dame-cheryl-gillan-obituary

 

Leader Live 5th April 2021

Anti-social behaviour operation continues over Easter in rural Wrexham

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/19210796.anti-social-behaviour-operation-continues-easter-rural-wrexham/

 

Wales on Line 3rd April 2021

Police move in on Cardiff Bay crowd as pictures show one person pinned to floor and scale of mess left behind

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/police-move-cardiff-bay-crowd-20314405?utm_source=wales_online_newsletter&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter2&utm_medium=email&pure360.trackingid=88698cb4-67ef-43ec-8cba-66f21ec1b4b0

 

Wales on Line 3rd April 2021

Cardiff Bay again left under piles of rubbish after hundreds gather to party. Street cleaners had been working since 4.30am filling bags and wheelie bins full of discarded rubbish. The area around the Senedd building in Cardiff Bay was again left under a huge amount of rubbish last night after a crowd of hundreds of people gathered.

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/cardiff-bay-again-left-under-20314270?utm_source=wales_online_newsletter&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter2&utm_medium=email&pure360.trackingid=88698cb4-67ef-43ec-8cba-66f21ec1b4b0

 

Wales on Line 2nd April 2021

Hundreds of people were pictured on the steps of the Senedd in Cardiff Bay on the evening of Good Friday with minimal social distancing and people dancing and singing

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/hundreds-gather-cardiff-bay-singing-20313759?utm_source=wales_online_newsletter&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter2&utm_medium=email&pure360.trackingid=88698cb4-67ef-43ec-8cba-66f21ec1b4b0

 

The Leader Live 2nd April 2021

The best place to get fish and chips this Good Friday in Wrexham and Flintshire

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/19207940.best-place-get-fish-chips-good-friday-wrexham-flintshire/

 

Leader Live 1st April 2021

WALKS: Some of the best on offer in north east Wales

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/19200065.walks-best-offer-north-east-wales/

 

Shropshire Star 1st April 2021

Walkers raise nearly £30,000 for children's hospice

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/health/coronavirus-covid19/2021/04/01/walkers-raise-nearly-30000-for-childrens-hospice/

 

Shropshire Star 31st March 2021

Marina cruisers are ready for holidaymakers

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/health/coronavirus-covid19/2021/03/31/marina-cruisers-are-ready-for-holidaymakers/

 

The Guardian 30th March 2021

How I barged into my very own canal crisis

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2021/mar/30/how-i-barged-into-my-very-own-canal-crisis

 

About Manchester 30th March 2021

Drifters Waterway Holidays prepares for record season

https://aboutmanchester.co.uk/drifters-waterway-holidays-prepares-for-record-season/

 

Wrexham.com 26th March 2021

Plans to build new drive-thru coffee shop with electric chargers for cars next to Chirk McDonalds

http://www.wrexham.com/news/plans-to-build-new-drive-thru-coffee-shop-next-to-chirk-mcdonalds-202268.html

 

Leader Live 25th March 2021

Electric car charging service station and drive-thru coffee shop could open next to Chirk McDonald’s

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/19186432.electric-car-charging-service-station-drive-thru-coffee-shop-open-next-chirk-mcdonalds/

 

Wrexham.com 23rd March 2021

Wrexham to receive share of funding aimed at revitalising town centres

http://www.wrexham.com/news/wrexham-to-receive-share-of-funding-aimed-at-revitalising-town-centres-202195.html

 

Border Counties Advertiser 23rd March 2021

Ellesmere's Grania enters final stretch of 125-mile charity kayak mission

https://www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/news/19181136.ellesmeres-grania-enters-final-stretch-125-mile-charity-kayak-mission/

 

BBC 23 March 2021

Legal challenge prevents Ebenezer Chapel's auction sale

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-56494907

 

Wrexham.com 23rd March 2021

Ebenezer Chapel ‘withdrawn’ from auction by Wrexham Council as interim injunction granted after legal challenge

http://www.wrexham.com/news/ebenezer-chapel-withdrawn-from-auction-by-wrexham-council-as-interim-injunction-granted-after-legal-challenge-202199.html

 

UKNIP 21st March 2021

HS2 HAS TAKEN POSSESSION OF BROADWATER LAKE – A STUNNING WETLAND NATURE RESERVE – AS IT BEGINS WORK ON A RAIL VIADUCT

https://uknip.co.uk/breaking/news-259742/hs2-has-taken-possession-of-broadwater-lake-a-stunning-wetland-nature-reserve-as-it-begins-work-on-a-rail-viaduct/

 

Wrexham.com 19th March 2021

Welsh Government announce £25m funding for station redevelopment & transport hub as ‘gamechanger’ gateway development progresses

http://www.wrexham.com/news/welsh-government-announce-25m-funding-for-station-redevelopment-transport-hub-as-gamechanger-gateway-development-progresses-201975.html

 

Wrexham Council News 19th March 2021

Wrexham gateway project set to receive £25m to support railway station redevelopment and multi modal transport hub

https://news.wrexham.gov.uk/wrexham-gateway-project-set-to-receive-25m-to-support-railway-station-redevelopment-and-multi-modal-transport-hub/

 

Leader Live 17th March 2021

Artists to creatively explore stories of the Dee Valley

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/19167536.artists-creatively-explore-stories-dee-valley/

 

Wrexham Council News 17th March 2021

North East Wales’ Beautiful and Historic Landscape Is The Subject Of A New Art Project

https://news.wrexham.gov.uk/north-east-wales-beautiful-and-historic-landscape-is-the-subject-of-a-new-art-project/

 

Leader Live 15th March 2021

Police in rural Wrexham undertake operation to tackle anti-social behaviour

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/19161611.police-rural-wrexham-undertake-operation-tackle-anti-social-behaviour/

 

The Leader Live 15th March 2021

Former Ebenezer Chapel in Wrexham up for Auction this month

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/19159453.former-ebenezer-chapel-wrexham-auction-month/

 

Wrexham Council News 11th March 2021

Let’s make wales no.1…be mighty. Recycle.

https://news.wrexham.gov.uk/lets-make-wales-no-1-be-mighty-recycle/

 

About Manchester 10th March 2021

Enjoy a day out boating on your local waterway

https://aboutmanchester.co.uk/enjoy-a-day-out-boating-on-your-local-waterway/

 

Wrexham Council News 9th March 2021

Council responds to consultation on Manchester rail services

https://news.wrexham.gov.uk/council-responds-to-consultation-on-manchester-rail-services/

 

Boarder Counties Advertiser 9th March 2020

Inland Waterways Shropshire branch plea for charity pictures

https://www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/news/19146712.inland-waterways-shropshire-branch-plea-charity-pictures/

 

Wrexham Council News 5th March 2021

CENSUS 2021 IS FOR NOW – AND GENERATIONS TO COME

https://news.wrexham.gov.uk/census-2021-is-for-now-and-generations-to-come/

 

Wrexham.com 1st March 2021

Wrexham Council make another attempt to auction off Ebenezer Chapel

http://www.wrexham.com/news/council-make-another-attempt-to-auction-off-ebenezer-chapel-in-cefn-mawr-201156.html

 

Practical Boat Owner 25th February 2021

My first motorboat – two sailors on how and why they converted to powerboating

https://www.pbo.co.uk/boats/my-first-motorboat-two-sailors-on-how-and-why-they-converted-to-powerboating-66970

 

The Mirror 24th February 2021

Best aqueducts in the UK from Grade I listed spots to a 479ft long structure

https://www.mirror.co.uk/travel/uk-ireland/best-canal-aqueducts-uk-grade-23556529

 

Change.org 25th February 2021

94,000! Responses Environment MP & Basel Convention – Stop exporting plastic waste……

https://www.change.org/p/boris-johnson-stop-the-u-k-from-exporting-its-plastic-waste/u/28610488?cs_tk=Akb6vQwgChKJAFF4O2AAAXicyyvNyQEABF8BvGRTDdgCIYFVTM99hMh4VU4%3D&utm_campaign=f6663ded265a497092f8fb21aa8d45f0&utm_content=initial_v0_4_0&utm_medium=email&utm_source=petition_update&utm_term=cs

 

Leader Live 24th February 2021

Affordable housing plans backed for approval despite concerns over proximity to former Wrexham chemicals factory

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/19115082.affordable-housing-plans-backed-approval-despite-concerns-proximity-former-wrexham-chemicals-factory/

 

Business Live 24th February 2021

Wrexham, Deeside, Cardiff, Newport and the Valleys identified as key areas for economic growth in Wales

https://www.business-live.co.uk/economic-development/wrexham-deeside-cardiff-newport-valleys-19907908

 

The Telegraph 21st February 2021

Letters: Halt HS2 and spend the money on improving existing rail services

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2021/02/21/letters-halt-hs2-spend-money-improving-existing-rail-services/

 

Wrexham.com 19th February 2021

‘We’re failing the residents of Wrexham’ – Councillors hit out over state of area’s pothole-ridden roads

http://www.wrexham.com/news/were-failing-the-residents-of-wrexham-councillors-hit-out-over-state-of-areas-pothole-ridden-roads-200813.html

 

Wrexham.com 19th February 2021

Former Air Products site goes up for sale with £5m development value – “Potentially No Affordable Homes Required”

http://www.wrexham.com/news/former-air-products-site-goes-up-for-sale-with-5m-development-value-potentially-no-affordable-homes-required-200780.html

 

Wales on Line 19th February 2021

Everything Mark Drakeford said at Friday's Welsh Government briefing

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/health/everything-mark-drakeford-said-fridays-19872125?utm_source=wales_online_newsletter&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter2&utm_medium=email

 

Wales on Line 19th February 2021

Met Office issues amber warning for heavy rain, flooding and disruption in Wales

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/met-office-weather-rain-wales-19873494?utm_source=wales_online_newsletter&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter2&utm_medium=email

 

Leader Live 18th February 2021

New touring caravan site with 38 pitches could be created on edge of Wrexham county borough

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/19101164.wrexham-new-touring-caravan-site-38-pitches-created-edge-wrexham-county-borough/

 

Leader Live 17th February 2021

Police remind public of COVID rules after Wrexham anti-social behaviour

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/19096105.police-remind-public-covid-rules-wrexham-anti-social-behaviour/

 

Leader Live 17th February 2021

£200 million rail upgrade to connect North Wales and North West of England

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/19097032.200-million-rail-upgrade-connect-north-wales-north-west-england/

 

Wrexham Council News 16th February 2021

REMINDER: GARDEN WASTE COLLECTIONS REVERT BACK TO FORTNIGHTLY NEXT MONTH

https://news.wrexham.gov.uk/garden-waste-collections-fortnightly/

 

Boarder Counties Advertizer 16th February 2021

Lyneal Trust keeps followers updated over potential return

https://www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/news/19093843.lyneal-trust-keeps-followers-updated-potential-return/

 

Leader Live 16th February 2021

Determined Elodie takes on 10-mile hike for Hope House Children's Hospices

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/19093397.determined-elodie-takes-10-mile-hike-hope-house-childrens-hospices/

 

Wrexham Council News 15th February 2021

CLIMATE CHANGE – YOU’RE INVITED TO AN ONLINE WORKSHOP ABOUT OUR PLANS TO PROTECT OUR ENVIRONMENT

https://news.wrexham.gov.uk/climate-change-invitation-to-online-workshop/

 

Northwich Guardian 11th February 2021

See this stunning murmuration over Neumann's Flash in Northwich

https://www.northwichguardian.co.uk/news/19084430.see-stunning-murmuration-neumanns-flash-northwich/

 

The Mirror 6th February 2021

Six Nations 2021 fixtures: All matches, dates, kick-off times and TV channels

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/six-nations-2021-fixtures-matches-23434121

The PKC Group ask, do Coronavirus Restrictions only apply to ordinary people like us?

 

BBC 3rd February 2021

Is high-speed rail travel on a track to nowhere?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55624103

 

Wrexham.com3rd February 2021

Council await price to fix landslip at Newbridge with possible £500k-£1m cost

http://www.wrexham.com/news/wrexham-flood-damage-could-cost-up-to-2m-to-repair-senior-councillor-reveals-200027.html

 

Canal and River Trust 1st February 2021

Get active to fight plastic, Hundreds of people have already pledged their support for our Plastics Challenge, all doing their bit to help us preserve our precious rivers and canals. But now more than ever, we urgently need to keep up the fight.

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/news-and-views/blogs/waterfront/get-active-to-fight-plastic?utm_source=marketo&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=fr_wf101_4feb2021&utm_term=button&utm_content=plasticschallenge&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWTJJMVlqZzVZVEU1TldaaCIsInQiOiJlS1kyV0hyOVBIWWtPXC85cHg1czY4QWNlZzFRYjVvUTc1Uk9Mb1FyeGJYdjlPazJpRHJyWGdNYzVkeVwvYTRKT0tVRFlYM0N6Z01jYVdaOEpVY2xneGU1alRSbWhCTnA3MVwvSlk3MzNOWFY5UWt4dDFwOTJjR0hFUTN5OTU5ejB3TCJ9

 

Boarder Counties Advertiser 26th January 2021

Buses between Oswestry and Wrexham affected by landslide

https://www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/news/19038749.buses-oswestry-wrexham-affected-landslide/

Wrexham Council News 24th January 2021

RECOVERY WORK CONTINUES AS SNOW FALLS ACROSS THE COUNTY BOROUGH

https://news.wrexham.gov.uk/recovery-continues-as-snow-falls-in-wrexham/

 

Daily Post 23rd January 2021

Full list of roads and rail services still affected following Storm Christoph flooding

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/full-list-roads-rail-services-19686522

 

Wrexham Council News 23rd January 2021

RECOVERY WORK UNDERWAY AT BANGOR-ON-DEE FOLLOWING FLOODS

https://news.wrexham.gov.uk/recovery-work-underway-at-bangor-on-dee-following-floods/

 

Wrexham Council News 22nd January 2021

COVID-19 BRIEFING NOTE – DO YOUR BIT, STAY STRONG AND STICK WITH IT

https://news.wrexham.gov.uk/covid-19-briefing-note-do-your-bit-stay-strong-and-stick-with-it/

 

Shropshire Star 22nd January 2021

Charity planning for return of annual walk

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/health/coronavirus-covid19/2021/01/22/charity-planning-for-return-of-annual-walk/

 

Wrexham Council News 22nd January 2021

LIGHTING THE DARKNESS…REMEMBER HOLOCAUST DAY WITH A CANDLE THIS YEAR

https://news.wrexham.gov.uk/lighting-the-darkness-candle-for-holocaust-day/

 

Leader Live 22nd January 2021

Hope House Children's Hospices plans Llangollen Canal Walk a year on from last live event

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/19027665.hope-house-childrens-hospices-plans-llangollen-canal-walk-year-last-live-event/

 

Wrexham.com 22nd January 2021

Storm Christoph floods near Wrexham as seen from space

http://www.wrexham.com/news/storm-christoph-floods-near-wrexham-as-seen-from-space-199359.html

 

Wrexham.com 21st January 2021

Emergency services ask Bangor on Dee residents to evacuate due to severe flood risk

http://www.wrexham.com/news/2am-emergency-services-ask-bangor-on-dee-residents-to-evacuate-due-to-severe-flood-risk-199263.html

 

Wrexham.com 21st January 2021

Significant rainfall continues to cause flooding issues across parts of Wrexham

http://www.wrexham.com/news/significant-rainfall-continues-to-cause-flooding-issues-across-parts-of-wrexham-199280.html

 

Wrexham.com 20th January 2021

Houses evacuated in New Broughton as flooding hits area – “all available resources” deployed by council

http://www.wrexham.com/news/houses-evacuated-in-new-broughton-as-flooding-hits-area-all-available-resources-deployed-by-council-199228.html

 

Shropshire Star 20th January 2021

Floods hits roads and trains as Shropshire river levels rise

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/2021/01/20/floods-in-the-county-and-warnings-as-river-levels-rise/v

 

Leader Live 20th January 2021

Storm Christoph: Main roads in Flintshire and Wrexham worst affected by flooding

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/19025531.storm-christoph-main-roads-flintshire-wrexham-worst-affected-flooding/

 

The Leader 12th January 2021

Wrexham puppy trainer celebrates record number of pups coming through her classes - despite multiple lockdowns

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/19005250.wrexham-puppy-trainer-celebrates-record-number-pups-coming-classes---despite-multiple-lockdowns/

 

Wales On Line 10th January 2021

More than 100 cars turned away from Welsh beauty spot by police

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/more-100-cars-turned-away-19598144?utm_source=wales_online_newsletter&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter2&utm_medium=email

 

Bromsgrove Standard 9th January 2021

Petition protest to HS2 speeds to 70,000 signatures in days

https://www.bromsgrovestandard.co.uk/news/petition-protest-to-hs2-speeds-to-70000-signatures-in-days-26805/

 

In Your Area 8th January 2021

Historic canal lift bridge in Wrenbury receives £150,000 from charity

https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/historic-canal-lift-bridge-in-wrenbury-receives-150-000-from-charity/

 

Wales on Line 6th January 2021

‘We are taking full responsibility for waste:’ Lesley Griffiths on how recycling is going to change in Wales. Wales' Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs shares her strategy for 2021.

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/special-features/we-taking-full-responsibility-waste-19453957

 

Shropshire Star 6th January 2021

Dylan gives a present to the community on his birthday

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/oswestry/chirk/2021/01/06/dylan-gives-a-present-to-the-community-on-his-birthday/

 

Bucks Free Press 5th January 2021

More than 45,000 people sign new petition to stop HS2

https://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/18988251.45-000-people-sign-new-petition-stop-hs2/

 

The Telegraph 2nd January 2021

Anti-HS2 campaigners unite around new push to see controversial project scrapped. Rail demand has dipped during the pandemic as people work from home and avoid crowded public transport.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/01/02/anti-hs2-campaigners-unite-around-new-push-see-controversial/

 

Shropshire Star 2nd January 2021

WATCH Tower gives a bird's eye view of Whixall Mosses. The Mammoth Tower is a short walk along the Llangollen Canal towpath from Morris' Bridge car park.

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/north-shropshire/wem/2021/01/02/tower-gives-a-birds-eye-view-of-the-landscape/

 

The Times 2nd January 2021

Transport bosses told to trim their six-figure salaries. The transport secretary wants to slash the number of huge pay awards handed to leaders at organisations such as HS2, Network Rail and Highways England because of concerns that levels are too high. Note the HS2 CEO in charge of the Gravy Train is the highest paid civil servant in the UK.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/transport-bosses-told-to-trim-their-six-figure-salaries-l0jffbfqx

 

Please note the Cefn & Cefn Mawr covers all the villages at the central section of the Pontcysyllte World Heritage Site consisting of Cefn Mawr (leading commercial centre), Cefn Bychan, Rhosymedre, Plas Madoc, Acrefair, Garth, Trevor, Cysyllte, Froncysyllte, Pentre, and Newbridge. The total population is approximately 10,000 and is the largest community in the WHS corridor outnumbering the combined populations of Chirk and Llangollen. We all live in a 2-mile radius circle of Cefn Mawr village centre and our pub, the Holly Bush Inn.

Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation

Please also note that the WIMD is dated 2014 and based on preceding information, in short there is a significant time delay with the above picture and the economic structure of our community has without doubt, deteriorated further than is depicted in this WIMD data.

For an up to date assessment of our communities current status please see:

Cefn Wider Social & Economic Study 2020