Following a £4.5m revamp, Wrexham’s Oriel Wrecsam People’s Market on Chester Street is set to be renamed, with the shortlist revealed this week. Options include Cartref, Oriel M and Ty Pawb, with the public now able to vote on which name will best suit the spirit of the iconic Welsh market. The shortlist was unveiled at a public information event at the Guildhall, arrived at by Wrexham Council, local artists and market traders. The chosen name will be announced at the Executive Board in September, with local councillors keen to get as many people involved.
How to vote
Though there is yet to be an option to vote online, Wrexham Council will be conducting an online poll, with further information on this to be announced on Facebook and Twitter over the course of the coming weeks.
In the meantime, you can cast your vote via the following outlets:
- Cafe in the Corner in the South Arcade
- Oriel Wrecsam on Chester Street
- Wrexham County Borough Museum
- Wrexham Library, the Tourist Information Centre
- Contact Wrexham,
- Plas Pentwyn, Brynteg, Acton, Gwersyllt and Llay Resource Centres
Cllr Hugh Jones, Lead Member for Communities, Partnerships, Public Protection and Community Safety, said:
“I’m sure people will have a favourite and I encourage everyone to have their say on which one they prefer. This will ensure we have a name for this unique and exciting facility that is truly representative of the people of Wrexham.”
According to contractors, the new market will be finished by 2018, with the redevelopment featuring two galleries, performance areas, a gallery shop and market stalls. Funded by Arts Council for Wales, the Welsh Government’s Vibrant and Viable Places and Wrexham Council, the arts and market hub will be a feature of Wrexham town centre for many years to come.
Whether you are for or against the redevelopment, have your say and place your vote today.