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    miserableoldbugger
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    The last time I looked Swansea was still in the South. That’s where the money goes and that’s what makes the North – South divide even larger.

    #128678

    thunderbirdskid
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    With a few millions of pounds Daave, the Gwenfro could be used to make Wrexham, THE VENICE OF NORTH WALES.

    Sometimes, just sometimes, I loves the internet I do!

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    dagg
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    Just imagine going down Brook Street on a gondola.

    #128800

    zinger
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    Am I right in saying that North Wales has more World Heritage sites?

    #128991

    Matt
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    Is the original poster trying to be funny or serious?

    That other major city in South Wales on the M4 corridor gets some funding.

    Shows how low the expectations are for the rest of the country if it’s a big deal that Swansea gets money.

    I’m not even sure Wrexham would make it onto the pecking order.

    #129003

    Nen
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    Is the original poster trying to be funny or serious?

    That other major city in South Wales on the M4 corridor gets some funding.

    Shows how low the expectations are for the rest of the country if it’s a big deal that Swansea gets money.

    I’m not even sure Wrexham would make it onto the pecking order.

    I was, of course, being ironic. My point is that the local authority has to be proactive and innovative in order to attract government and private investment. I doubt that the Swansea council sat on their hands and waited for the Assembly to come up with this idea and funding. Our local authority couldn’t even organise a fanzone for the Euros so I doubt they’d even know where to start in terms of attracting something like this. They should hang their heads in shame.

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    Matt
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    I read over it and over it and not being on the ball today suffered from irony fail.

    You are right about the local authorities lacking ambition & you could argue both local AMs who hold influential Assembly positions.

    The so called master plans in Wrexham are always met with derision from the local people as local benefits are never clear cut. Over the years we’ve had the Super schools debacle, the leisure centre lies, a failure to deal with the Groves building, a prison no-one wanted (although I do recognise its economic benefits), an Arts Centre coming that everyone is sceptical about, a bus station with a bad reputation, Eagles Meadow that potentially ripped the heart out of the town centre, a new emergency centre that led to threat of the removal of a fire engine and firefighter job losses, the betrayal over the Racecourse, Queens Park being renamed to Caia Park to try and divert from the negative reputation of the estate to then ironically become infamous for its riots and a fleeting fantasy that a credible city status bid could be made. You look at the long list of things which I’m sure could be added to.

    There have been positives of course, but these things that have happened are the things that stick in people’s minds.

    So good on Swansea for coming up with something credible to better their city I say. I wonder if their councillors bicker and squabble over listed buildings and iPad budgets? Probably not.

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