Now that we are a city, transport connectivity within Wrexham, across Wales and cross-border with England has never been more important. We need to fully grasp the opportunities that are coming our way and capitalise on Wrexham’s new status by meeting the transport needs of residents, local businesses, and tourists. Wrexham needs a transport structure to operate like the capital of North Wales.
What I have done to improve transport services in Wrexham:
Cracked down on private parking firms in Wrexham:
- Launched a parking survey to hear your views
- Facilitated the introduction of UK Government measures and a new 'Code of Practice'
- Raised my constituents' parking concerns in the Chamber and asked for an update on Government measures as legal challenges from parking firms have stopped progress
Involved in discussions concerning better and more regular rail services from Wrexham General Station to London, Liverpool, and Chester
Challenged the Welsh Government's imposition of a 20mph speed limit in built-up areas:
- Launched a survey to hear your views
- Wrote to the Welsh Government to express my concerns that constituents and visitors to Wrexham continue to drive on pothole-filled roads
- Following the Welsh Government’s broad statement that this policy would save the Welsh taxpayer £100million in the first year alone, in a Freedom of Information (FOI) request, I asked the Welsh Government to clarify where these savings are coming from.
- In order to make sure that Wrexham residents are kept informed, I wrote to everyone who contacted me regarding the 20mph zones in Wales or filled in the transport survey outlining the latest information that I have received from Wrexham Council and the Welsh Government.
- In Gwersyllt, I recently fronted a rally against the 20mph policy.
Launched a new transport survey after an increasing number of complaints from constituents about the state of roads, parking, and connectivity in Wrexham:
Lobbied Transport for Wales on behalf of Wrexham residents and rail user groups to drastically improve services: