TEN Questions for starters for the Leader of Wrexham

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  • #53910

    wxm
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    1. What is the occupancy today of town centre non-domestic rateable premises; and what was the number on the same date last year, and the previous year?

    2. What is the potential total income of non-domestic rates in Wrexham County (if all properties that are rateable were occupied), and what is the actual income: for today, and the same date last year, and the previous year?

    3. What does the Other Operating Expenditure of £19,040,000 in the Council’s financial statements to March 2012 consist of?

    4. If we stopped paying councillors about £1m in fees and expenses what would the effect be?

    5. What should we do in Wrexham County to create more jobs for people, better earnings for people, and instead of spending tax payers money, bring in industry to create jobs?

    6. How do we measure the size of all industry and business in Wrexham County, and what do those figures show for the current year, and for each year going back ten years?

    7. Out of the 28 senior employees paid over £60,000 per annum, how many have you asked individually about how better to spend budgets they have an influence over, and what were their conclusions and recommendations?

    8. As education is a critical part of our childrens and all our future, what do we do in Wrexham to ensure they are happiest, and best prepared to face the world of work or further education?

    9. How many people, and what value in revenue to the economy, do you believe Wrexham County is missing out on and why?

    10. We are told the cost to the whole community for the care of those in need and the elderly will grow substantially in the next ten years. What are the forecast costs to Wrexham County each year for the next ten years, and how do we plan to meet that expenditure?

    #59507

    locallad
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    In these current times of financial constraints,why are Wrexham Council obsessed with pcsos.North Wales Police get enough money off the Council.So if they want extra Pcsos Let the police pay for Them.Theres more to Wrexham than Pcsos.

    #59505

    Sam
    Participant

    Can they provide prove that Wrexham has a local need for hundreds of new homes being built on green barrier / belt or anywhere they can be fitted in ?

    #59508

    locallad
    Participant

    Why was planning granted for a new build on the old Esso garage site on Mold Rd.I know it was an eyesore,but why wer’nt they encouraged to take up 1 of the empty stores on Central Retail Park.

    #59515

    wxm
    Participant

    Wrexham should seriously consider moving its housing to a trust or mutual, and use what are currently reported as surpluses to enable financial reserves to be grown. With that and improved efficiencies, the trust could successfully take care of itself as so many do in the UK, and Wrexham Council reduces its overhead by not having to run it housing (takes £110m out of the budget, and a quarter of its work).

    #59492
    wxm;4592 wrote:
    Wrexham should seriously consider moving its housing to a trust or mutual, and use what are currently reported as surpluses to enable financial reserves to be grown. With that and improved efficiencies, the trust could successfully take care of itself as so many do in the UK, and Wrexham Council reduces its overhead by not having to run it housing (takes £110m out of the budget, and a quarter of its work).

    question where does that 110 million come from? Does eric pickles decide on giving 110 million?

    #59539

    djrus
    Member

    @wxm 4592 wrote:

    Wrexham should seriously consider moving its housing to a trust or mutual, and use what are currently reported as surpluses to enable financial reserves to be grown. With that and improved efficiencies, the trust could successfully take care of itself as so many do in the UK, and Wrexham Council reduces its overhead by not having to run it housing (takes £110m out of the budget, and a quarter of its work).

    You might remember the tenants said no!

    #59536

    jj4wxm
    Member

    @wxm 4592 wrote:

    Wrexham should seriously consider moving its housing to a trust or mutual, and use what are currently reported as surpluses to enable financial reserves to be grown. With that and improved efficiencies, the trust could successfully take care of itself as so many do in the UK, and Wrexham Council reduces its overhead by not having to run it housing (takes £110m out of the budget, and a quarter of its work).

    As previously said, they tried to do this back in 2004.
    BBC NEWS | Wales | Tenants reject homes transfer
    To be fair on Wrexham Council, for a change ;), they did what most of us want them to do – give the people affected a say! The people spoke and the rest is history.

    #59493
    jj4wxm;4621 wrote:
    As previously said, they tried to do this back in 2004.
    BBC NEWS | Wales | Tenants reject homes transfer
    To be fair on Wrexham Council, for a change ;), they did what most of us want them to do – give the people affected a say! The people spoke and the rest is history.

    why the need for a dig?

    #59537

    jj4wxm
    Member

    @thewayneinspain 4622 wrote:

    why the need for a dig?

    Just backing up what I say with facts, wouldn’t want certain members asking me to prove it…..:D

    No, in all seriousness, I always think that if other people want to check something out we should tell them where the information is so comments aren’t easily dissmissed.

    But my main reason was I seem to remember a rumour/article going around at the time indicating that there may have been a more sinister motive for trying to move the housing stock over to an association at the time – possibly to do with the way that rents were controlled differently under a housing association but couldn’t find it, so it was probably a discussion over a beer (it was over 8 years ago).

    From some friends I know who were in council accommodation at the time this was a concern.

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