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  • in reply to: Ty Pawb #156932
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    Liam– The Fourth Street Report projected car park receipts to be £159k. This was allowing for a charge of £4 for 2 hours, since that projection the Council have reduced the charges.

    The projected income was £159k with overheads of £95k leaving a net income of £64k.

    It remains to be seen if the final figure after the reduced tariffs will come in at £64k net income.

    Source for the above is https://moderngov.wrexham.gov.uk/documents/s4153/Appendix%201.pdf 3.6.8

    To put some meat on the bones I placed an FOI requesting several revenue bits of info on income received April 1st 2018 to August 21st 2018 so a snapshot of rev info without context was provided in the response.

    Car park was noted as £59,250 for that 4.5ish months – although I have been told the cost of running the car park is lower than expected. Going by the above it seems its pretty much on target as per the plan, but if costs are lower, should mean a brucie bonus.

    I have had it confirmed that the £12.5k rent from the police for the old gallery is going over, however there does not seem to be the rent for the mobile mast.

    South Arcade shops have been paying rent (£24.3k),with Exhibitions seeing rev of £2k, Shop of £10.7k , ticketed events of £1.5k and venue hire of £4.2k.

    Comparing it to the original plan seems pointless at the moment as it is clear to me that has been adjusted, as you would expect with any developing new business with some being quite happy that targets are being met and things looking up.

    Hopefully any new plan is made public along with any discussions, it is worth remembering the only reason we have the old plan to refer to is it was accidentally leaked to all local, regional and national media (but for some reason only one outlet published contents) and even then there was an attempt to still discuss it in Part 2.

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    ‘We don’t feel safe in Wrexham in the daylight’ shock survey finds

    What was the survey results for night-time?

    Daily Post didn’t bother with the actual data.

    This has a look at the day / night, town centre, home and 2 miles from home data plus link to report.

    Majority of 18 to 30 year olds and those aged over 61 feel “Very Safe” or “Safe” in town centre

    Will the Leader and Daily Post do their own story on it now that is public, or have they actually stopped covering Wrexham Council now the LDR (more here) exists, that was promised as more eyes on things, not licence fee payers subsidising journo cuts in PLC’s and billion dollar megacorps.

    Bear in mind the Daily Post publishers managed to send a reporter to the opening of a supermarket the other day… (!)

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    So much negative publicity for the town created by a survey completed by less than 1300 people ! Thousands flocked into town over the last two weekends to enjoy themselves at the Food Festival and Singing Streets, with absolutely no fear for their safety.

    Just to be accurate on flocks, a Chief Reporter at the Leader reported on the Food Festival that there were dozens of interested crows, and only hundreds of people.

    57 hundred people I think, and more seagulls than crows… but perhaps the crows were terrified and kept away?

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    in reply to: WCBC OKTOBERFEST #156892
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    This is now being held inside Tŷ Pawb rather than on Llwyn Isaf

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    in reply to: Ty Pawb #156708
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    One less business opening upo on Monday they have closed their shutters for the last time this afternoon- sad to see someon in tears locking up.

    I was half expecting a reply on here by a trader, as they mentioned to me that this post was incorrect and they seemed open to replying with what the reality is in there.

    Hopefully that will happen!

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    Re: the reply that told us “there is no facility to view webcasts after this six month period” I have enquired if we can pay the £75 to get a copy as that seems to be new information for councillors/officers

    Councillors to make more informed decision on future of webcasting meetings after previous annoyances

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    in reply to: Ty Pawb #155334
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    https://www.ribaj.com/buildings/buildings-gallery-market-community-space-baggy-arte-util-ty-pawb-wrexham-featherstone-young

    Another recent review using similar image sets and phrases etc.

    Someone did mention they had heard the architect had arranged some national PR so perhaps this is outcome? No idea if that is the case or this is something else or entirely organic.

    I am sure the more informed readers can provide the detail if they want to post up.

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    in reply to: Ty Pawb – Very disappointed :-( #155272
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    Rob does this reflect what you are picking up with your ear to the ground!

    I did pop in to eat, have a cuppa and do some voluntary work – however rather than having my ear to the ground I got it bent regarding the recent three stories on rent/contracts/gallery closure :)

    In the conversation the topic of contracts/agreements was mentioned, so I asked a nearby trader if they had been given one or not – and was told no.

    One thing that has been passed over this evening is this public Facebook post from Just Desserts (try them if you have not!) that is doing an informal canvas on how much business was lost due to their then unfinished unit for opening day – as they have been asked for figures.

    Calling all our lovely customers! We've been asked to estimate how much business we lost by Not being able to open due…

    Posted by Just desserts and milkshakes wrexham on Thursday, 30 August 2018

    The BBC were floating around today as well, but I have not seen the report and just looking online can’t find it. The BBC site does suggest news “From other local news sites” in North East Wales, and links to the Daily Post’s “Sex, cake and mirrors on the ceiling: Loose Women’s most outrageous moments” so will have a nose at that instead.

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    in reply to: Ty Pawb – Very disappointed :-( #155190
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    It is worth testing out the food – you can get the food to go in boxes from there, so would imagine that is what happened if they had a taster :)

    Regarding rents etc – after following up on something that is due to be published shortly I am told one or two are signing or have signed up, and are getting a meaty demand for back rent in full upfront, as promised by WCBC.

    Several appear to have similar questions over the difference between a licence and a lease, however there does not appear to be collective advice being sought as far as I know.

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    The overall figures I saw that covered 2016-2017 totalled a near bang 15% fee share.

    If continued that 15% figure would be in line with what was setup in Flintshire as a benchmark.

    So the above £98k would roughly be 85% of £115k if my Acton Park CP mousematics is right.

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