Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Dee-Day for historic water firm

A crucial meeting of an historic water company's shareholders has been dubbed "Dee-Day" by campaigners.

Plaid Cymru has urged people to join a peaceful "Dee-Day" protest outside a special meeting of Dee Valley Water shareholders in Wrexham next week.

Plaid Cymru's Wrexham spokesperson Marc Jones said:
"The 12th of January is Dee-Day for Dee Valley Water. If enough shareholders vote for the takeover by Severn Trent at that meeting, the company could cease to exist with the loss of many jobs and local suppliers. 
"We want workers, customers and everyone concerned with ensuring that Welsh water services are delivered from Wales to come along to the meeting so that shareholders are in no doubt of the strength of feeling locally.  
"Dee Valley Water has a history going back 150 years as a company supplying water in the Wrexham area and this takeover threatens to cost jobs, local suppliers as well as increase bills."
"We want workers, customers and everyone concerned with ensuring that Welsh water services are delivered from Wales to come along to the meeting so that shareholders are in no doubt of the strength of feeling locally. 
"Dee Valley Water has a history going back 150 years as a company supplying water in the Wrexham area and this takeover threatens to cost jobs, local suppliers as well as increase bills."
Plaid Cymru's North Wales AM Llyr Gruffydd, who has raised the matter in the Assembly, has added his voice to the campaign:
"I would urge shareholders to think very carefully before making a decision that would have far-reaching consequences for the water industry in Wales. I don't believe water services in Wales should be controlled by a company based in Coventry."
• The meeting starts at 9.30am on January 12th and people are invited along to the peaceful protest outside the EGM at The Ramada, Wrexham from 9am onwards.






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