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  • #66522

    darryl
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    “Another example of selective reporting where Wrexham.com have only published information that is intended to cause dissent and portray WCBC in an unfavourable light.”

    Funny you should say that as it wasn’t too long ago we were being accused of being politically biased in favour of the Council :D

    There is also a link to our feature on G4S regarding the reasons for security of the Groves and other locations around the town centre at the bottom of the article :)

    #66511

    jimbow
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    @benjaminm 11961 wrote:

    I also note there has not been one mention of the fact that WCBC have managed to achieve the lowest percentage increase in Council Tax in the whole of Wales, without resorting to the ‘advice’ of the armchair economists who frequent these forums.

    I would personally rather pay a 5% increase to keep the facilities that we already have.Provided that WCBC manage those facilities in the future,better than they have done in the past.I do not hear of any other authority in Wales closing down Leisure activities.

    #66527

    Katia
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    @jimbow 11964 wrote:

    @benjaminm 11961 wrote:

    I do not hear of any other authority in Wales closing down Leisure activities.

    Blaenau Gwent Council closed Nantyglo Community Leisure.
    Talks are ongoing to set up a community transfer, which could see the leisure centre partly run by volunteers.

    Looking at whats happening at Denbighshire Council with regard to their aborted attempt at taking over the Rhyl Sun Centre etc from Clwyd Leisure, it appears the council balked at the running costs and failed to proceed.
    Denbighshire Council officials also want to meet the Welsh government to “explore support for a special partnership approach to the coastal regeneration “.

    Have WMBC plans to meet the WAG to explore support for a similar partnership for Plas Madoc and Waterworld ?

    #66540

    99DylanJones
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    There are a number of reasons why Denbighshire Council have not taken the Clwyd Leisure back in house:-
    1, The closure of the facilities means that Denbighshire Council do not have to accept the staff under TUPE – basically the cost of redundancy will fall onto Clwyd Leisure.
    2. The space between closure and reopening will mean there will be no staff and the Council can start from scratch.
    3. Clwyd Leisure was never entirely independent as it was an arms length trading company of the Council – with Council Members on the Board.

    #66505

    BenjaminM
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    Katia, I think you have attributed the quote to the wrong person.

    I think you will find that that comment was made by Jimbo, not me. Just putting the record straight.

    #66512

    jimbow
    Participant

    @benjaminm 11968 wrote:

    Katia, I think you have attributed the quote to the wrong person.

    I think you will find that that comment was made by Jimbo, not me. Just putting the record straight.

    Katia, Benjamin is correct.I did not know of Nantyglo Community Leisure I thought Wales ended at Welshpool.:):)

    #66528

    Katia
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    Apologies to BenjaminM and jimbow.
    I have just realised I don’t know how to edit posts on here once submitted.

    99DylanJones your posts are always very interesting.

    #66541

    99DylanJones
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    Thanks- I follow what is going on in Wrexham very closely and am always happy to share my knowledge and observations of what is going on- I just wish more people would look and listen when they go around Wrexham as they all have such an opportunity to share with others– more can be achieved by the people of Wrexham for the future if they come together on many of the issues on these various threads.
    People power should be used to influence and factually infom our elected Members rather than overthrow. Elections are the place for democratic change.
    It would be good though if Council Members and Council Officers all read the many threads on Wrexham.com

    #66469

    Rob
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    @benjaminm 11961 wrote:

    Another example of selective reporting where Wrexham.com have only published information that is intended to cause dissent and portray WCBC in an unfavourable light.

    I, for one, smell a rat as to the real reason for the FOI request. Was it made on a ‘nice to know’ basis or for some other reason? Now that would be interesting to know!

    To add to the above replies, the article in question quotes and links to the public FOI placed via WhatDoTheyKnow.com in mid Jan by, as the article states, Richard Evans of Wingetts in town.

    I am sure he would help you sniff out any rodents if you ask him why he did it :)

    The FOI was flagged in up to us in a related ongoing business rates query – but internally we thought £20k to make a nice building look ugly on the entry to town was not great so flagged that bit up as well.

    Incidentally also on Wrexham.com frontpage just above it as I write this is St David’s Day Celebrations In Wrexham | Wrexham.com , which (I think) is organised and funded by WCBC. No idea of costs, but feel free to FOI it in the interests of us maintaining the bias ;)

    #66542

    99DylanJones
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    Road repairs by CoOp in Trinity Street next to Bus Station — and by the Games Shop– three months after the road was relaid – what a shame the quality of the work was substandard– it has not even had a hard winter frost yet.. how much longer before other areas start crumbling? Who will pay contractor or ratepayer? With any road repair a weak spot will remain between the original and the infill – we will have repairs in this area year on year.

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