ENTRY signs to Wrexham are being updated to make mention of Glyndwr University.
The first sign will be changed to include the phrase ‘Home of Glyndwr University’ tonight.
The decision to change the signs came after the need for something to replace ‘Home of the National Eisteddfod’ was raised.
The phrase was added to two of Wrexham’s entry signs for the hosting of the Eisteddfod in 2011.
Both signs are on the A483 trunk toad, one approaching from the south, near the turning for Chirk and the other approaching from the north, near Rossett.
The northern entry sign is due to be updated on Monday.
In December 2011 Cllrs Pat Jeffares and the late Arwyn Gwyn Jones suggested the university was a good candidate to appear on the entry signs.
Their motion to the council read: “Following the recent news that Glyndwr University in Wrexham has retained its independence, we ask the council to recommend to the executive board that Wrexham county borough boundary signs include reference to the ‘Home to Glyndwr University’, both in English and Welsh.”
The motion was passed by Wrexham Council, but had to be approved by the Welsh Government as there were concerns it might constitute advertising.
Cllr Jeffares said he was delighted that the signs had now been approved by Welsh Government and would be put up to recognise the importance of Glyndwr University.
He said he was particularly pleased as the late Arwel Gwyn Jones, a former mayor of Wrexham, was passionate about obtaining university status for Wrexham.
Cllr David A. Bithell, leader of the Wrexham Independent Group, said the fully supported the idea and was pleased the Welsh Government had given approval.