MS offers support to Rossett community hub project

Ambitious plans to create a community hub in the heart of Rossett have been backed by Wrexham’s Member of the Senedd.

Lesley Griffiths MS recently met with members of the community group, Hwb Yr Orsedd, to discuss their proposal for the village.

The group of local volunteers are interested in redeveloping the closed toilet block located within the play area off Chester Road into a thriving community hub.

A great deal of work has progressed over the past 18 months and the group are now seeking funding to help turn their vision into reality.

Lesley Griffiths MS is supporting their project and has written to the Welsh Government to ascertain whether there is funding available via the Community Facilities Programme.

Ms Griffiths said: “It was a pleasure to meet Chris, Helen and Geoff and to hear more about their plans for Rossett.”

“The disused block is in a prime location and if Hwb Yr Orsedd’s vision can be realised, I am sure the hub would become a valuable asset to the local community.”

“A lot of work has taken place to get to this stage and I will do all I can to assist the project moving forward.”

After their meeting in Rossett, Hwb Yr Orsedd Chair, Chris Guest said: “We are so pleased to have the support of Lesley Griffiths MS for this exciting project.

“Our vision is to develop the site of the old toilet block within Rossett park, to create a shared community space available to groups of different ages and interests to meet, socialise and take part in shared activities.  Somewhere that brings people together and reduces loneliness and isolation.

“A great deal of work has taken place following the community consultation 18 months ago.  We are now at a critical stage of the project, with Lesley’s support hopefully we will be successful in securing the funding to make our vision and plans a reality.”