This week, visitors to town may have noticed our current map boards being refurbished and new boards being installed.
These are all part of the deliverables within our current Destination Management Action Plan (2017-20), which directs how the Local Authority and the This Is Wrexham Tourism Partnership work together to make the County a better place to visit.
Thanks to funding provided by the This Is Wrexham Partnership, local artist David Goodman has designed a new town centre map with the input from local hotels, attractions and eateries. This new map replaces the existing outdated town centre map, with the Local Authority supporting the project by enabling the printing and installation of the new maps on their existing map frames, with the addition of some new sites too. These include key arrival points to the town at General Station, Chester Street (Waterworld) Car Park, King Street Bus Station and at Ty Pawb.
Chair of the This Is Wrexham Tourism Partnership, Sam Regan said;
"These new town centre maps are a great asset for visitors wishing to explore more of our offer here in town. Thanks to the financial support from our partner businesses in the area, David has illustrated a map that makes navigating around town and uncovering some of our best places to visit, stay and eat very easy to do. As a Partnership, we’re also really thankful to the Local Authority for continuing to work with us to drive tourism forward in town and across the County, via projects such as this."
Lead Member for the Economy at Wrexham County Borough Council, Terry Evans added;
“We’re committed to ensuring that our town centre continues to evolve as a competitive tourism destination and along with the recent investment from ourselves, we’ve been happy to support the ambitions of our local trade by helping erect these new maps around town. Whilst many may argue that today’s modern visitor solely uses their mobile devices to navigate a new town, our Tourist Information Centre team are asked for printed maps on a daily basis – and these new designs are a great addition to Wrexham’s marketing material.”
The maps are also available in printed format from the Wrexham Tourist Information Centre and various other attractions and shops around town, including St Giles Parish Church, Wrexham Museum and Techniquest Glyndwr – with a downloadable version and a number of Countywide ideas for days out and weekends away listed at www.thisiswrexham.co.uk/inspireme