UNDERNEATH THE ARCHES EVENT RAISES CASH FOR COMMUNITY!

Donation of £1,500 made to local Community Council for projects in Trevor, Garth and Froncysyllte!

The cornerstone event of the Wrexham County Borough calendar - Underneath the Arches - celebrates the magnificence of Thomas Telford's 126ft tall Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, part of the 11-mile long World Heritage Site.

Taking place each July, the event attracts 4-5,000 people who enjoy live music, great food and a spectacular finale when the aqueduct is central to one of Wales' best firework & pyrotechnic displays!

This year, the profit from the event was donated by the Wrexham County Borough Council events team to the Llangollen Rural Community Council following their support for the evening and as a gesture of goodwill to the local residents who face slight disruption on the evening.

Darryl Wright, Community Councillor in Trevor accepted the cheque and said;

"We're delighted that the event team chose to make this valuable donation to the local community.  We have supported Underneath the Arches taking place and although there is some disruption for residents, the event team make every effort to improve the event based on feedback each year and in close vision with ourselves on the Community Council.  This money will now go into supporting local community projects in Froncysyllte, Trevor and Garth which will be discussed by the Community Council."

Amanda Davies, Event Manager at Wrexham County Borough Council added;

"Underneath the Arches received more positive feedback again this summer and it was great to see a good mix of both local residents and visitors from far and wide enjoy the event!  We can't thank the Community Council enough for their input and support in making the event happen - from helping answer residents queries through to supporting the marketing of the event in the weeks leading up to it."

Pictured above are Cllr Darryl Wright & County Cllr Rondo Roberts accepting the cheque from Claire Luckock (Events Officer) and Amanda Davies (Event Manager) at Wrexham County Borough Council.