• Wrexham city centre


Wrexham Council, along with Bath, Exeter, Lincoln, has joined Key Cities.

Key Cities works with other cities, towns and organisations across local government and beyond to deliver prosperity, protect the environment and raise standards of living across the country. The network champions for the future of the UK’s urban centres by producing research, responding to consultations and engaging with politicians and policy makers.

The new members will further strengthen the network’s ability to influence national policy, share and scale new ideas, and drive economic and social growth.

Cllr John Merry, Key Cities Chair and Deputy Mayor for Salford, said:

“Our collective voice is more powerful in demonstrating the opportunities and challenges our cities face. The enthusiasm of these four cities to join Key Cities is testament to the value of our network in bringing about positive change, and we very much look forward to working with them.”

Mark Pritchard, Leader of Wrexham County Borough Council, said:

“We are very happy to have been given the opportunity to join the Key Cities Group, and it is good to have received recognition of our status as a major urban area at the heart of North Wales’ economic and social ambitions.

“We share the group’s ambition to work with the UK government and others to test practical solutions for social and economic issues, including post pandemic economic recovery, and we want to work with the group towards more tangible, positive outcomes for the county borough”.