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  • in reply to: Open day at Wrexham cats adoption center #152221
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    I got my cat from Wrexham cats protection – they were great, and now a ragamuffin street cat from Gobowen is living a pampered life.

    The Egyptians had the right idea. Cats are ace, and your life will be greatly improved by letting one own you!

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    Rob
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    Data retention does have various policies on when it is destroyed.

    Back in 2014 I was FOI’ing to discover further detail on damage to the car park barrier in the councillors carpark by Llwyn Isaf, week commencing 3 March 2014.

    The damage cost £3,750 + vat to repair, and was caused “… due to a malfunction of the barrier equipment at the time. Barrier arm dropped down prematurely whilst vehicle was driving through” with the Council telling me the barrier got caught in a roofrack, and a councillor was spoken to regarding damage and to check for any injuries.

    Before anyone asks I could not confirm the councillor in question, and therefore could not check they were ok, and if WCBC were covering damage to their van, or car.

    Back on topic…. my questions included:
    – Detail if CCTV exists, or existed, of the incident occurring, again if more than one incident has occurred this year a break down per- incident would be useful.

    – If CCTV of an incident or incidents exist where the identity of the responsible party has not been identified is it possible to be provided with a copy of the video in whatever format is most convenient.

    I was told “CCTV Footage was available at the time of the incident” and “CCTV footage is not held by Environment”

    I had to go back and ask if the CCTV existed in another department or was destroyed, and if so when.

    I was told ” Unfortunately a copy was not made and this was destroyed as standard – 15 days later from the date.”

    Anyway, a long winded point – you go back you might be able to discover when the meeting archive was deleted and what policy that is covered by.

    IMHO it is a waste if things are zapped, mainly from a historical viewpoint. Perhaps WCBC could post some DVDs or hard drives down to Kew with a note not to open for 75 years if the contents are that sensitive ? :)

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    in reply to: Bike Robbery #151159
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    I’ve just contacted the father of one of the lads whose bike was stolen. Definately white, and had wavy blonde hair.
    Please take your vile racism elsewhere.

    Just seen this after my post – as the convo is public on twitter, I am copying it here for reference. Answers provided by the person who made the initial appeal that has gone viral.

    Q Have you got a description of the thieves?

    A: The lad who took my sons bike was wearing a dark blue stone island jacket , black tracksuit Bottoms , and black trainers , the lad had blonde wavy hair , that’s all we know

    Q: Awkward question, but were they white?

    A: deffo white

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    in reply to: Bike Robbery #151158
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    I shall make it clear that the purpose of this thread was to draw attention and register my disgust with the rank dishonesty of suppressing highly pertinent information from stories, particularly reports of crime, when it conflicts with your ideology.

    Omitting or suppressing makes it sound like we have some information and decided not to publish.

    I am unsure if ‘rank dishonesty of suppressing highly pertinent information’ regarding crimes was aimed at Wrexham.com, so to cover all bases, that is not happening here.

    We have published as much information as we have had on this.

    If you have solid information regarding the theft of the bike from two kids by some scumbags, I would hope you give it to the police ASAP and hopefully arrests and charges follow.

    I do quite like the idea we are now big enough to be part of a ‘state-enforced media blackout’ though, and have globalist masters.

    Further…

    In other reports of crime in the area, neither the police nor Rob have shown any reticence in providing a description of the suspect when they were white. Why is this information only systematically omitted when the offender is not white?

    Can you provide some links to back that up, as I have had a quick search of Bellevue Park incidents and that is demonstrably untrue.

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    in reply to: Gresford Defibrillator Stolen ! #151091
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    sorry to spoil your fun but can report the defibrillator is back in place – a case of “ crossed wires” – no pun meant of course.
    Don’t expect me to go into details and matter of lesson learned but security is now in place.

    Just followed this up – as of this afternoon told its not back?

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    in reply to: Street Cleanup- DO NOT CLEAN UP POSTERS!! #150984
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    One self branded fly posterer says the council are leaving them with no option as the council are not providing ad space, and says the council should not be taking down signs from private property.

    On the first story comment thread on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/wrexhamdotcom/posts/1629423967112346?comment_id=1629912483730161&comment_tracking=%7B%22tn%22%3A%22R%22%7D ) the organiser of Rock The Park said “All of the Rock the Park posters are ours, we have no option but to fly post as the council will NOT give us space to advertise. We have even put planning in to have official banners like in the picture below but these have been turned down. We get absolutely no support what so ever. How else are we supposed to advertise our events coming up and bring people to the area. As a small business we cannot afford thousands of pounds to advertise! Maybe they should think about putting up an events board to promote things going on in the area! The council also have no right ripping them down as they are posted onto private landlords shops!”

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    in reply to: Dragon Project Nr. Chirk #150752
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    BBC have run a story, no mention of the Daily Post story that presumably triggered it (!) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-44453522

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    in reply to: Dragon Project Nr. Chirk #150695
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    Looking back at http://www.wrexham.com/news/65-metre-chirk-dragon-project-looks-for-extra-five-years-to-commence-124906.html which mentioned the then long overdue accounts I note that with the latest update on the charity commission website it pushes a set of accounts off the list on http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/CharityWithoutPartB.aspx?RegisteredCharityNumber=511057&SubsidiaryNumber=0

    The 2012 set can be found here for now: http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Accounts/Ends57/0000511057_AC_20120630_E_C.PDF

    The 2012 figure of £2548 is mentioned in the Daily Post report, however the 2011 figure of £24k is not as I think it is no longer easily accessible via the public interface:

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    Rob
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    The catch will surely be how long a contract they have- terminating early will clearly cost the Council and us the ratepayers of Wrexham. The only way to get out with zero cost will be to find something they have not been doing and go for breach of contract.

    I would have to review the notes, but having exercised the right as anyone does to look at contracts once a year, I think it is a 90 day break clause in there regardless of reason.

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    Rob
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    Happy to change it to organisations if that helps – however having personally been at the initial kick off ‘reveal’ meeting a couple of years I am under the impression many more than those businesses listed are taking part eg. Eagles Meadow itself was fully backing it and although each business there will not be a specific ‘point’ they will signpost to the relevant place so was content in terms of the message.

    I think a similar system is in place in the town centre too where businesses have been made aware and will signpost (older info on http://www.wrexham.com/news/rollout-of-safe-place-scheme-to-make-town-centre-as-accessible-as-possible-for-visitors-147878.html has some details )

    RE: SMS – “We are a group of individuals who access Adult Social Care, we are called the SWS group which stands for Standards of Wrexham Services. We are very passionate about helping others and have been working hard to help make Wrexham a safer places for all vulnerable people. We have and will be working with in the community to help promote inclusion and understanding for people in and around Wrexham. Also by becoming part of this scheme it may help people who would like to visit other areas which are also part of the Safe Places Scheme feel safer doing so. The Safe Place Scheme is one way we can help. Involving everyone and helping people feel safer and more confident to access their community. Enabling them to meet people, and improve their wellbeing. Safe Places is easy to use and we will offer full support to any one socialize using the scheme and all venues that become part of it.” from https://www.safeplaces.org.uk/member-schemes/wrexham-county/

    Much credit must go to Simon Cooke for the kick off idea / pushing it from back in 2015, but it does seem a simple scheme to have taken so long to get up and running

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