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  • in reply to: Tŷ Pawb (merged mega thread) #144670
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    After heading to double digit new threads on the same topic from a single forum member and others I have merged the threads.

    Hopefully this will keep the avenue open for people to keep voicing opinions and the debate going on the forums, with the benefit of also being in an online / referenceable manner for the future :)

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    in reply to: Tŷ Pawb (merged mega thread) #144605
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    I have just merged a few threads into this single mega thread :)

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    in reply to: Fixed Penalty Notices issued by a Private Company #144526
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    This reminds me of Mr Jerry O’Keefe statements on the topic of the review and prosecution procedures –
    the bottom of: http://www.wrexham.com/news/92-of-kingdom-tickets-are-for-dropped-cigarette-ends-committee-asks-for-new-report-as-more-questions-raised-over-kingdom-enforcement-141931.html

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    in reply to: Tŷ Pawb (merged mega thread) #144472
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    ….Wrexham.com seem to be co-conspiritors in this…

    With this and other threads existing, and being kept online by Wrexham.com plus linked to from nearly every page on here, it really is a terrible cover up of a conspiracy. Unless you are in on it?!

    Also, to keep standards high, if Wrexham.com is being accused of fake news can the appropriate gifs please be used?

    fake news

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    in reply to: Signing of Co-operation Protocol #144003
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    A good question, and Wrexham Council have said: “The document signed is an operational document between the Council and the Portuguese Government. As such it is an executive decision. The Mayor is the Civic Head which is a non-political role with no ability to take decisions binding on the Council. In order to bind the Local Authority it needed to be signed by the duly elected Leader of the Council as Chair of the Executive Board.”

    Was this agreement to enter into this binding arrangement with the Portuguese Government brought before the Executive Board. I may be wrong , but I have not seen a web cast with this being reported on.

    Feb 2017 – http://moderngov.wrexham.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=129&MId=3396 bizarrely item 105 on that although there are not 100 odd items!

    This is the PDF report that was approved http://moderngov.wrexham.gov.uk/documents/s7535/Item%209.pdf that also contains a copy of the Protocol

    Interestingly that report reads: “Subject to the approval of the Executive Board, the Co-operation Protocol will be signed at a formal ceremony in Wrexham by the Mayor of Wrexham on behalf of the Council and a representative of the Portuguese Government.”

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    in reply to: Signing of Co-operation Protocol #143984
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    A good question, and Wrexham Council have said: “The document signed is an operational document between the Council and the Portuguese Government. As such it is an executive decision. The Mayor is the Civic Head which is a non-political role with no ability to take decisions binding on the Council. In order to bind the Local Authority it needed to be signed by the duly elected Leader of the Council as Chair of the Executive Board.”

    (Wrexham.com'er - email us on news@wrexham.com)

    in reply to: Fake News – Wrexham.com – Ty Pawb #143841
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    Ok – happy to answer that as well – for the record on the day you posted that I had spend the afternoon talking to market traders and various others who are looking at going into the new development getting various background information on the process. Although I was sat down for most of that (!) it was getting out and talking to people at length over it.

    Incidentally it is great you are up to speed with the finances, perhaps aided by the only publication to publish (Leader, Post, ITV, BBC all had copies cc’ed as well but did not publish) the accidentally emailed business plan as we thought it was in the public interest http://www.wrexham.com/news/peoples-market-car-park-charges-to-double-in-arts-hub-plan-105111.html ? Thankfully Councillors also agreed and discussed it in public after a u-turn http://www.wrexham.com/news/u-turn-as-arts-hub-business-plan-released-in-public-interest-105523.html .

    If you have been following the process carefully you will be aware we were the ones to FOI examine the democratic process in detail eg. who decided what and when http://www.wrexham.com/news/wrexham-com-foi-peoples-market-full-closure-decision-taken-by-lead-councillors-125301.html Infact unlike other major developments such as Eagles Meadow or Henblas Street there is an archive documenting the development process for the future.

    Likewise it is worth saying we are aware we are seen as ‘too negative’ by some internally in the council and some people in Wrexham about the development, so it seems our down the middle coverage is doing its job – getting conversation on both sides by presenting the facts and not our own agendas or opinions – as lets face it no one really cares what I or other Wrexham.com’ers think personally, and that is not the point of the site.

    I genuinely wish Wrexham had more ‘fake news’ like our documenting of this particular development, it would be utterly brilliant for the area.

    Out of interest where were you when then the very long debates were going on prior to the development getting the green light, and even in May when the election vote that you reference in posts and your username actually took place? What did your candidates say on it when you asked them, did you make the answers public anywhere?

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    in reply to: Fake News – Wrexham.com – Ty Pawb #143836
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    Also – if you want to reference Councillor opinions on the arts in Wrexham, we wrote to every single candidate inviting them to answer “15. What are your thoughts on the current provision and support for the arts in Wrexham, and what would you do to support the arts?”

    You can hunt out answers on http://www.wrexham.com/election2017/ as they are all archived, assuming they replied :)

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    in reply to: Fake News – Wrexham.com – Ty Pawb #143835
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    I would welcome links to show that others have asked as well, but I think Wrexham.com is the only one referencing social media comments, such as this last month: http://www.wrexham.com/news/proposed-ty-pawb-advisory-board-not-a-layer-of-red-tape-lead-councillor-xyzs-141383.html

    eg. from that “In the context of Difficult Decisions and multi million pound council cuts the ‘arts hub’ is often cited online in comments left on social media. We asked Cllr Jones if he was aware of that, and if he still stood by his comment that part-funding the development was the ‘cost of culture’. We also asked if he would politically support funding the centre after the three years if it was not possible to externalise it as appears to be the intent’.”

    There have been concerns raised by traders, and on here, about the other markets due the development – last week we ran http://www.wrexham.com/news/new-glass-entrance-installed-as-ty-pawb-development-enters-final-stages-143727.html

    “We also asked Wrexham Council how many stalls in Tŷ Pawb have been let so far and what contingency plans have been put into fill the vacant stalls in the Butchers Market if / when traders relocate to the new facility. We did not receive a response to those two questions.”

    Again I would be interested if such questions are posed, or answered, elsewhere.

    I am aware people can read a single report (and often then read comments) and decide ‘Wrexham.com is for/against’ something. Hopefully if you look through the archives of the various articles on this subject it will show a balance of reports and a decent documenting of the process rather than opinion: http://www.wrexham.com/?s=arts+hub&post_type=post and http://www.wrexham.com/?s=pawb&post_type=post

    Ironically I was pointed to this thread by someone who said were aware of views that our coverage was ‘negative’, so to me I am happy getting both bits of er, feedback! :)

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    Rob
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    Can one of the Council Member readers of these threads confirm that Lee Robinson Strategic Director has now been appointed as interim Chief Executive?
    If so does this mean Clair Field the other Strategic Director is now in the frame or is about to leave Wrexham as she had taken over the role as the interim after the last Chief Executive left?

    Are we moving towards an internal appointment!

    Further to a tweet that referenced something connected as it was announced in a meeting we were live tweeting https://twitter.com/wrexham/status/950690989504647168

    We queried on that and were told Clare Field is acting Chief Executive until March – basically it seems he was standing in for that meeting.

    (Wrexham.com'er - email us on news@wrexham.com)

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