Work has started on a New Football Stadium for the Cefn Druids, in Cefn Mawr, which is the first stage of a major project, releasing significant investment in this important district centre.

The Cefn Druids, Cefn Community Council, Martyn Jones, Karen Sinclair AM, Councillor Warren Coleman and developers J-Ross Developments Ltd and Kensington & Edinburgh Estates joined together to cut the first turf last week on the Rock Road Site, signalling the start of construction work on a new football stadium for the Cefn Druids, which will provide the Oldest Football Club in Wales with a state of the art new facility.

The work will be the preliminary stage of a wider project which will include the development of a new Tesco’s supermarket to serve Cefn Mawr that is scheduled to take place on the Cefn Druid’s existing ground, once they have been relocated to the completed new facility, later this year.

The scheme also includes various highway works including a new link road connecting Well Street to Hill Street, as well as road and junction improvements on Plas Kynaston Lane, in order to improve road safety in these areas.

Brian Mackie Chairman of the Cefn Druids said: “We welcome the news that the preliminary works are now proceeding on our new football stadium, which will provide our local club with a state of the art new facility, meeting Football Association for Wales current standards. We believe that the new facility will be a significant benefit to the local area as well as helping to secure the future of our football academy, which provides professional coaching to over 200 children in the Wrexham area.”

Councillor Warren Coleman, a County Councillor for Cefn Community, said: “This is really good news for residents of Cefn Mawr, it will be a fantastic new facility for the Cefn Druids and for the local community, and further underlines our commitment to improve key district centres across the borough.”

“This latest work is the start of a major regeneration project which will provide significant investment and job opportunities to Cefn Mawr, bringing huge benefits to residents and businesses alike.”

Whilst Ken Bathers, Chairman for Cefn Mawr Community Council, said: “Cefn Community Council is pleased to hear that the first phase of the regeneration project for Cefn Mawr is now proceeding, which will provide improved facilities for the Cefn Druids and create new employment opportunities for the local area, replacing some of the jobs lost due to the recent closure of Air Products and Flexsys.”

Spencer Cooper of Kensington & Edinburgh Estates confirmed that the development company had worked closely with the local community to bring this exciting project to fruition and looked forward to providing the Cefn Druids with a new football stadium, which he confirmed would be completed later this year.

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