Francis Kirk, Wales & West Utilities Programme Controller for Wales said:

“We are working on Stirling Avenue to replace old metal gas pipes with new plastic ones, and are asking parents of students at Wats Dyke Primary School to please consider alternative places to park while picking up and dropping off their children for the duration of this work.

“Work in Stirling Avenue started this week. Our colleagues are working as quickly and as safely as they can and we anticipate that barring any engineering difficulties work will take six weeks to complete. 

“Our Customer Service Team is ready to take your call if you have any questions about our work. You can contact them on 0800 912 2999 or by Alternatively, you can contact us on Twitter @WWUtilities or

“Work on Stirling Avenue is part of our £330,000 investment in the Garden Village area of Wrexham, replacing more than 2km of old metal gas pipes with new plastic ones - part of our multi-million pound, 30-year gas pipe investment programme which began in 2002. Old metal pipes within 30 metres of buildings are being replaced with new long-lasting plastic pipes with a lifespan of more than 80 years, to make sure homes and businesses continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply now and in the future.

“We know that working on road like Stirling Avenue is not ideal, but it really is essential to make sure that homes and businesses in the area continue to receive a safe and reliable supply of gas now and in the future.”