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  • #69169

    wxm
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    This cannot go on, the theatre of local politics and wayward running of the council, above the needs of people in the local community who depend on a good a Wrexham for jobs, education and care especially as we get older.

    It is sickening to see time and money ill spent.

    #69157

    johnhoppy
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    @wxm 14986 wrote:

    This cannot go on, the theatre of local politics and wayward running of the council, above the needs of people in the local community who depend on a good a Wrexham for jobs, education and care especially as we get older.

    It is sickening to see time and money ill spent.

    I tend to agree with this. Local services are being cut and yet money can be found to spend £800k on a cultural centre. I appreciate that this money is ring fenced as far as the council is concerned, but someone somewhere has their priorities wrong.

    #69207

    The Monitor
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    @The Monitor 14918 wrote:

    There should be NO politics involved at Local Government level. Councillors should represent, ie. speak for, their respective electorate. Transmitting the views of their electorate for discussion and informing others of the council. Decisions can then be made based not on the political bent of a few men/women, but based upon the views of the many comprising the electorate.

    Being a Councillor should be a badge of merit, not requiring the payment of substantial expenses.

    The Plas Madoc Leisure Centre decision and the basis for the present state of affairs requires more explanation and a release to the public of real figures of monetary expenses not rounded up totals. What was the total cost of the “Consultants”? Was there any hidden agendum? How much were councillors (or the elite executive board) influenced by the EMPLOYED officials? If Plas Madoc Leisure Centre is allowed to die then every one of the existing councillors should stand for re-election immediately. No waiting for the next scheduled Local elections.

    In reference to the START DATE FOR DEMOLITION. I would suggest that ALL PEOPLE WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT Plas Madoc Leisure Centre, be there on the DATE and PREVENT any movement of demolition equipment and personell getting to the site. DO NOT TRUST that the postponement of the meeting will stop the demolition. DO NOT TRUST!

    #69158

    johnhoppy
    Participant

    “In reference to the START DATE FOR DEMOLITION. I would suggest that ALL PEOPLE WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT Plas Madoc Leisure Centre, be there on the DATE and PREVENT any movement of demolition equipment and personell getting to the site. DO NOT TRUST that the postponement of the meeting will stop the demolition. DO NOT TRUST!”

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the contract for demolition has been granted already. It was probably discussed by the council secretly under the guise of confidentiality.

    #69200

    A Nuisance
    Member

    A man died and was taken to his place of eternal torment by the devil. As he passed sulfurous pits and shrieking sinners, he saw a man he recognized as a Local Councilor snuggling up to a beautiful woman. ‘That’s unfair!’ he cried. ‘I have to roast for all eternity, and that Councillor gets to spend it with a beautiful woman.’ ‘Shut up,’ barked the devil, jabbing the man with his pitchfork.’ Who are you to question that woman’s punishment?

    #69192

    99DylanJones
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    In view of the recent events with the 10 Labour Councillors resigning from the Labour Group and Labour Party and more importantly resigning from the manifesto on which they had all been elected a Vote of No Confidence in the administration should be called.
    Joining with the Mark Pritchard- Independents Group (he a nil electorate majority as no candidate stood against him at last Election — there was nit even a Labour candidate yet they stood in nearly every other ward- one wonders why a traditional Labour area did not field a candidate ) is now a complete nonsense as at no time has the Electorate ever seen any Manifesto for this Group as they had all been elected on very local issues and with no County wide mandate. If they became the controlling Group then this would be one of the biggest travesties in democracy not only in Wrexham but probably the UK. How could a ‘Group’ of Independents that has no manifesto, No mandate, No proposals for Wrexham possibly lead the area through the current financial and service turmoil.
    Now that NATO have gone let us hope for the sake of the area that the First Minister intervenes and send in the Commissioners to deal with the all the back biting and side swipes that will be inevitable till the next election in 2017 unless the WG sort it now. We deserve more in Wrexham than this form of political ‘anarchy’!

    #69170

    wxm
    Participant

    In a blog last year, light hearted mention was made of the,

    Democratic Party of Prosperity.

    This maybe an opportunity to look at a better approach to Wrexham, to focus on Wrexham being a place that can provide great jobs, compete with other towns and cities around it, to provide the best jobs and living environment. To educate our children from 7 to 16 years giving them the best opportunities in a global market place, and to look after those who are retired, and keep them active and their families around them.

    Local politics cannot compete with the national policies of economics or defence or taxes, but we can provide our people with the best basic services to thrive and prosper.

    #69209

    Forlorn Hope
    Participant

    Straight forward solution. Rogers et al, as mentioned above by Dylan, have no mandate except as ‘Labour’ councillors. They should all resign and seek re-election as part of Pritchard’s merry men. If they are truly interested in serving the people, then find out if the people actually want to be served by them. If so, great – they have a mandate. If not – democracy has been upheld. How can they do anything else if they have an ounce of honour between them? Very good point, by the way, about Pritchard standing unopposed. Mighty strange – or is it?

    #69152

    BenjaminM
    Participant

    Agree, and add Cllrs. Gregory and Jones to the list. Independent Councillors who are self declared members of Plaid Cymru.

    #69193

    99DylanJones
    Participant

    Listening to the news today about Denbighshire County Council agreeing to commence merger talks with Conwy should open the door to Wrexham and Flintshire doing the same- BUT and it is a really big BUT- would Flintshire County Council want to be involved with the current Council administration!!

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