Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Fly the flag in Wrexham - let's have a permanent legacy for the football

Plaid Cymru has today launched a petition calling on Wrexham Council to work with local businesses and public bodies to fly the flag for Wales. The call comes in the wake of the Welsh football team's success in the recent European championship.

The petition aims to provide a permanent legacy for the town, which was one of the few not to have a fanzone during the competition.

Carrie Harper, speaking for Plaid Cymru in Wrexham, said: "There was such a great feeling in Wrexham surrounding the footballing success that we wanted to build on it. Plaid Cymru had called for a fanzone back in February and, as this is Welsh football's spiritual home, we've also been pushing for a National Football Museum and an upgrade to the Racecourse stadium. 

 "Now we want to see Wrexham town centre offer a colourful and attractive display of our national flag as was seen in Cardiff during the team's parade in front of fans. I very much hope local people, local businesses and the local council can get behind this and help improve our town centre visually."

The petition, which can be signed here, states: 

“Wrexham, along with other parts of Wales, celebrated our national football team's success in the Euro 2016 Championships. This is Welsh football's spiritual home and we want to build on this feel-good factor by having a permanent legacy for our town and our country.
 We, the undersigned, call on Wrexham Council to work with local businesses and other institutions to erect Welsh flags in the town centre and other strategic sites to provide a visible, colourful and attractive display for visitors and local people alike."

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