- Wrexham County Borough
Wrexham County Borough
Bwrdeisdref Sirol Wrecsam
- % Water
Admin HQ Chirk ISO 3166-2 GB-WRX ONS code 00NL Demographics Population:
- Total (2010 est.)
268 / km²
Ethnicity 97.6% White
1.4% S. Asian
- Any skills
Wrexham County Borough Council
Control NOC (Liberal Democrat-led coalition) MPs
- Susan Jones
- Ian Lucas
Wrexham (Welsh: Wrecsam) is a county borough centred on the town of Wrexham in north-east Wales. The county borough has a population of 130,200 inhabitants. Just under half of the population live either within the town of Wrexham or its surrounding conurbation of urban villages. The remainder living to the south and east of the town in more rural areas.
The county borough was formed on 1 April 1996. Borough status was inherited from the town of Wrexham, granted over 150 years ago. Most of the area was previously part of the district of Wrexham Maelor - with several communities coming from Glyndŵr - in the county of Clwyd.
The area includes a portion of the eastern half of the historic county of Denbighshire (although not forming part of the principal area of Denbighshire), and two exclaves of historic Flintshire - Maelor Saesneg and the parish of Marford and Hoseley.
The region is governed as a unitary authority by Wrexham County Borough Council. Most offices of the council are situated within Wrexham town centre, around Llwyn Isaf and the Civic Centre around Chester Street. The headquarters of the organisation is at the Guild Hall, Queens Square.
- 84 % The Maelor School, Penley
- 42 % Ysgol Grango, Rhosllannerchrugog
The first twinning was established on 17 March 1970 between the former Kreis Iserlohn and Wrexham Rural District. Its early success ensured that, after local government reorganisation in both countries in the mid-seventies, the twinning was taken over by the new councils of Märkischer Kreis and Wrexham Maelor Borough Council and, in 1996, by Wrexham County Borough Council.
In 2001 Märkischer Kreis entered a twinning arrangement with Racibórz, a county in Poland, which was formerly part of Silesia, Germany. In September 2002, a delegation from Racibórz visited Wrexham and began discussions about co-operation which led to the signing of Articles of Twinning between Wrexham and Racibórz in March 2004. The Wrexham area has strong historical links with Poland. Following World War II, many service personnel from the Free Polish armed forces who had been injured received treatment at Penley Polish Hospital. Many of their descendants remain in the area.
- List of places in Wrexham County Borough for a list of towns and villages
- Wrexham County Borough at the Open Directory Project
- Wrexham County Borough Council Website
- Wrexham Today - Portal for Wrexham
- The Wrexham Business Blog
- The Wrexham Business Directory
- Electoral Arrangements Order 1998 - description of Wards
- Wrexham Council Ward Map
- North Wales Police Wrexham Ward Map
- NHS Review of substance misuse including Ward Deprivation Map and detailed population/age group figures (PDF Viewer Required)
Wrexham County Borough Principal settlements CommunitiesAbenbury • Acton • Bangor-on-Dee • Bronington • Broughton • Brymbo • Caia Park • Cefn • Ceiriog Ucha • Coedpoeth • Erbistock • Esclusham • Glyntraian • Gresford • Gwersyllt • Hanmer • Isycoed • Llangollen Rural • Llansantffraid Glyn Ceiriog • Llay • Maelor South • Marchwiel • Minera • Offa • Penycae • Rhosddu • Rhosllannerchrugog • Rossett • Ruabon • Sesswick • Willington Worthenbury Other villages and areasAcrefair • Arowry • Bersham • Borras Park • Bradley • Bryn Offa • Brynteg • Burton • Bwlchgwyn • Caego • Cefn Mawr • Cross Lanes • Froncysyllte • Garden Village • Glyn Ceiriog • Gwynfryn • Hightown • Horseman's Green • Johnstown • Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog • Marford • Moss • Penley • Pentre Broughton • Pentre Bychan • Pentre Maelor • Ponciau • Pontfadog • Rhosrobin • Rhostyllen • Rhosymedre • Southsea • Stansty • Summerhill • Sydallt • Tanyfron • Tregeiriog • Trevor CastlesChirk Castle • Holt Castle Buildings and structures Rivers Geographical featuresEsclusham Mountain • Fenn's Moss • Ruabon Moors Principal areas of Wales
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