How to solve the Wrexham Zombie Apocalypse

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    Interested
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    Increased bobbies on the beat…..would help but we would have to absorb the cost in our council tax. So would the people of Wrexham want to pay for it is the question.

    I think we need to get tougher and raise the penalties but not forget that these people need help. But…the question is do they want help and if so what help? The explosion of legal highs is frightening but apart from the laws relating to anti social behaviour how else can the police crackdown. Make them illegal but then in turn become unregulated? It’s a difficult one.

    #129294

    Nen
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    Increased bobbies on the beat…..would help but we would have to absorb the cost in our council tax. So would the people of Wrexham want to pay for it is the question.

    I think we need to get tougher and raise the penalties but not forget that these people need help. But…the question is do they want help and if so what help? The explosion of legal highs is frightening but apart from the laws relating to anti social behaviour how else can the police crackdown. Make them illegal but then in turn become unregulated? It’s a difficult one.

    Ultimately the help they need is to tackle the source of the reason they take drugs on a daily basis in the first place. They need a home and employment. No easy solutions to those problems of course.

    #129680

    MP1953
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    Wrexham made the Jeremy Vine show on radio 2 today ….

    The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

    #129706

    Mike Davies
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    So called “legal highs” are no longer Legal. That were banned under the “Psychoactive Substances Act 2016”. As such they now become more of a police matter. I know this doesn’t solve the problem, but I think we need to know the Legal situation.

    #129708

    KidA
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    A bit lazy of the Evening Leader to re-hash the same old King Street photographs on their front page today to highlight this story. There’s plenty of opportunity to capture up to date images any day of the week in Queens Square.

    #129709

    KidA
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    So called “legal highs” are no longer Legal. That were banned under the “Psychoactive Substances Act 2016”. As such they now become more of a police matter. I know this doesn’t solve the problem, but I think we need to know the Legal situation.

    So how come there are shops on Queen Street and Chester Street selling what looks like ‘legal’ highs (as well as imitation machine guns?) How is this discouraging anyone from moving on to more illegal products?

    #129710

    99DylanJones
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    Just to clarify possession and taking of ‘illegal highs’ is not an illegal act as per Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 the sale however is. If anyone has any information on retail outlets or anyone selling NPS then this should be reported to the Police or Crimestoppers.

    Generally the Police can only act based on NPS users committing anti social behaviour, at personal risk to themselves or others, possession with intent to sell. ‘Hanging’ limp in the street I not an illegal act.

    #129718

    bubble
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    I agree. Whist I still think these photos are an accurate depiction of what Wrexham is like, by using old photographs the Leader gives councillors the excuse that because these are old pictures, they are not representative of Wrexham today, that improvements have been made, etc.
    I love the fact that business owners from the bus station have written to the First Minister asking for a reduction in their business rates because of the problems in the bus station, but a) I still don’t think the bus station drug problem will be fixed as a result and b) I think customers having to travel to/from the bus station should get a discount on their bus fares! However, I’m sure most of us would rather see the problem fixed rather than get discounts.

    #129720

    99DylanJones
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    The businesses would be better complaining to the Public Service Ombudsman http://www.ombudsman-wales.org.uk/ at least he has a legal duty to investigate of there are claims against a Local Authority for maladministration or other issues including not fulfilling their role. In the case of Bus Station they have failed the people and businesses of Wrexham in a very dramatic sense.

    It is also possible to report a Council Member to the local Standards Committee if they have not carried out their role or brought the Local Authority into disrepute – in respect to the later this is clearly the case. Might be a bit late before the Election but worth considering after depending on who the Lead Member is.

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