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Captain C I think you should read my post again – it was not actually having a go at Andrew but highlighting that there is no win win situation for a Councillor- sway in one direction he will get support whilst at the same time getting those with opposing views.
This whole issue over housing in most instances revolves around Nimbyism — anywhere except my back yard.
Will the Sheriff of Gresford seek to chase the builder over the boirder to Llay or wlcome them by thinking that there is the chance of another 80+ votes if he tells the new house holders he welcomed the development.
Looks like it might have been a thank you to Claire Field for deputising as Chief Executuve over the past few months as she is the only non Executuve Board Member around the table!
I would imagine that if it was waitress service they would all have the same drink and plate of food as they are so accustimed to all putting their hand up to vote for somnething collectuvely at meetings they would not know how to make a personal decision based on personal knowledge.
Is it appropraite to go to a venue where not of the trader are actually paying to trade– some might have closed up when they saw the ‘gang’ thinking they had come to collect the rent!!
Alunh – a key point about the rates is that these are paid centrally and come back to Wrexham via Welsh Government under an old established formula so increases in what is being collected do not all filter back to Wrexham. There are rate reductions still available for some small businesses.
Many of the retail properties in Wrexham have vacant spaces on first and or second floor so there is hope that you can still retain retail and residential in the same properties — the downside is that there are so many landlords any change of use would be piecemeal. The Henblas Street development and the top end of Regent Street with the Methodist Chapel are the only ones in Wrexham with multiple units owned by single landlords.
The “Tonight” programme on TV tonight looked at declining High Streets with ideas such as ‘crazy golf’ and other social type activities — these are all well and good for places like Oxford Street with vast footfall- Wrexham, however, has such low numbers that any such activities will be a proportionately cheaper investment – if you wanted to create destination social activities then they are likely to be Plas Coch or Denelm area so that customers have free car parking and easy access.
If you look at somewhere like Broughton – they have succeeded in developing a destination shopping space with food, social, a mix of shops and supermarket — doesn’t seem to matter when you go there they seem to have almost 100% occupancy of the car park. If a survey was conducted of the visitors I am sure a large number would be coming from Wrexham and surrounding area with shoppers travelling in a hub and spoke pattern with Broughton being the hub. If you live in North Wrexham – Gresford, Marford, Gwersylly=t, Llay etc you can travel to Broughton and park up and bein in a venue quicker than coming into Wrexham.
Apartments without car parking spaces are fine in cities and larger towns when there is work within walking distance or in cities a cheap Uber ride. The problem in Wrexham is limited work within easy reach of these proposed apartments which may prove off-putting.
They could, of course, be taken over by the Council en bloc so that they reduce the spend they currently make with a number of hotels and Bed and Breakfasts for those who qualify for “emergency” accommodation. This would not be a new expense but just relocation of where the Council spend their money.
Where is the evidence that Eastern Europeans are giving up ow paid work to go onto benefits — it is a fact that this is not happening — you need to look at the DWP figures for benefit claimants in Wrexham- the figures across the board have seen a significant decrease in payments- many of “our own” benefit scroungers have been caught out and are now working.
I don’t dispute that at times there are people who appear to be hanging around drinking – I don’t know why the assumption is they are all Polish – do you join in a conversation with them, I don’t dispute that there will be some Polish along with Wrexhamites, Portuguese and a wide range of other nationalities. Many who do hang around during the day actually work night shifts so don’t assume they are all scroungers.
Perhaps one of the stall holders could enlighten us on the conditions — if it is 12 months in arrears then the risk is the place is closed in 12 months and the liabilities do not become recoverable
Surely one of the fundamental issues of Private (for profit) vs Public Service (no profit – income generated invested back in the county) is that the Kingdom contract is costing the community 10’s of thousands of pounds a year going back into their profits rather than local investment. A properly managed team of Council/Community employees would still do the job in a more ‘pleasant and acceptable’ way – surpluses generated from the Fixed Penalty Notices would then go back into community projects.
Really can’t see why a profit-driven company is best for the area.
THERE A CHANCE FOR PEOPLE TO PROTEST AGAINST KINGDOM AT A RALLY BEING ORGANISED IN NORTH WALES- PERHAPS A MORE LOCAL ONE IN WREXHAM WOULD GAIN SUPPORT.
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