This is taken from a newsletter delivered in Queensway and Whitegate wards of Caia Park
The two new Plaid Cymru councillors in Caia Park have launched a pilot scheme in their wards that will see the people decide how council money is spent.
Every year, councillors are given a relatively small pot of money to spend on environmental improvements on council estates - it could be spent on creating off-street parking, planting trees or bulbs or gating alleyways.
In short anything that benefits the tenants of this area (because the money is coming from the money collected from tenants'
In a break with past practice, Carrie Harper in Queensway and Marc Jones in Whitegate are opening up these funds and
inviting groups of tenants to come up with ideas and suggestions to improve their estates.
There will be a pot of £15,000 for each ward to be used for these improvements.
If this pilot is successful, we would like to see more council money allocated this way by involving the community fully
in the decision-making processes.
Wrexham council is often seen as too remote from the people and we want to change that so that the people take ownership of their estates, their council and their money.
If you're a tenant and you've got some bright ideas to make your area a better place - get in touch by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.