Knowing that parking in Wrexham is an issue that affects many across our town, I am pleased to have received lots of responses to my survey. These responses will help me represent your views in Wrexham and in Westminster.
The responses to the survey show that many people are dissatisfied with the car parks in Wrexham. Overall, 67 per cent of respondents said that they were dissatisfied, or strongly dissatisfied with the parking options in Wrexham. Significantly for our town, high street and local economy, the results also show that issues surrounding the parking options in Wrexham are negatively impacting individuals’ wishes to shop, socialise, and spend time in our town. Several respondents noted that they would rather shop in surrounding towns like Mold, Broughton or Oswestry because of parking issues in Wrexham. This is likely negatively affecting our local economy and shows that something must be done to ensure that the parking options in Wrexham draw people in, rather than push them away.
Going forward, I will be making Wrexham Council aware of these results and liaising with them; I know that the Council has already made many attempts to improve the parking options in Wrexham and I hope that these results further prove why strong action is necessary.
However, some of the issues raised in the survey are out of the Council’s hands. For example, concerns around the management of Island Green car park and the actions of private parking companies more generally are clear within the results. These are not issues that the Council has control over, though. That is why I will be raising the results of this survey in Parliament through a ‘Westminster Hall’ debate; this will allow me to share your views in Westminster and to make the Government aware of the issues you are facing.
You can read the a summary of the results below.