Member of Parliament for Clwyd South, Simon Baynes MP, recently praised the work of Digital Officers at Wrexham and Denbighshire Councils in solving rural connectivity problems in Clwyd South at Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Questions in the House of Commons.
Mr Baynes asked Minister of State for Digital Infrastructure, Matt Warman MP, to join him in praising the often unsung work of local councils in improving rural mobile connectivity, particularly the Digital Officers of Wrexham and Denbighshire Councils in Clwyd South, who he said bring together local solutions to complex mobile coverage problems.
In response, Matt Warman MP said:
“My Hon. Friend is absolutely right that, whether it is in Wrexham and Denbighshire or up and down the country, the work of local authorities has been absolutely essential in delivering the kind of bespoke solutions that work best for local communities. I am grateful to those in Wrexham and Denbighshire who have engaged closely with my Department’s barrier-busting taskforce to make sure that his constituents get the connectivity that they deserve.”
Speaking later, Simon Baynes MP said:
“People in Clwyd South need broadband to do work from home, order shopping and keep in touch with friends and family – particularly while the Covid pandemic continues. The work of the Digital Officers at both Wrexham and Denbighshire Councils is exceptional, bringing together residents and local organisations to find solutions to often very complex connectivity problems in very rural areas. And it’s right that they receive praise and recognition for the vital work that they do.”