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  • in reply to: 'SPRING BOARD' DESPERATE GIBBERISH #135424
    Alunh
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    I’m a little lost by your comment Mr “Truth”.

    I have cited 16 weeks, 8 of which are down on previous, 8 of which are up. Within those very different weeks there are very different patterns of turnover. That said, if we add our takings up, overall, we are considerably up. That means, for us, more customers. Can’t speak for others but if the pattern is similar for anyone else, then things will have improved. If not…not.

    We submit figures to Springboard and they provide some feedback each week. You would need to ask them direct if their figures suggest an upward or a downward movement. I presume that you are evidence basing your own comments??

    in reply to: 'SPRING BOARD' DESPERATE GIBBERISH #135402
    Alunh
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    I can only comment for my own business and nobody else’s. We have provided Springboard with figures for the last 16 weeks. On 8 of these weeks the turnover is up on 2016, on 8 of them it has been down. The turnover for the 1st quarter has been significantly better than the same period last year though the last few weeks have been quieter. Generally, the turnover figures, if they tally with others, would suggest Springboard might be correct. Clearly they may not.

    Alunh
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    Got to totally agree with Daave63 and Benjamin M. We are talking about school age youngsters who may well not opt to follow a more traditional Education pattern. If there is an issue, and I trust that we don’t try and make it one, it is that other youngsters in Education between 16 and 18 may not get such rewards.

    Alunh
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    Loan Y Ffin makes a valid observation. This will be a big job. Branding is about more than coming up with a slick name but it is about determining what sense of identity those who create the brand are trying to get across. It would be helpful if the Council actually decided what Brand Wrexham is about as well before the Hub issue is looked at. Given that Wrexham is no longer what you would define as a “Market” town it might be helpful to try and decide what sense of identity the town is trying to move towards. That itself will be tricky but I would suggest that Brand Wrexham needs to concentrate more on positioning itself as a handy convenient Anglo-Welsh Border town with a broad mixture of heritage and retail offer than anything too “clever”. The Arts Hub will work best if it dovetails in with the Market (which it will co-habit with) and the rest of the town (that it needs to complement). If those charged with organising it concentrate on Arts produce for the Market place (Art/Craft/Pottery/Jewelry/Clothing/etc) for sale, the Brand concept will follow much more easily

    in reply to: Wrexham Hospital and the Tory's (Andrew Atkinson) #131472
    Alunh
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    It must be election time again because the NHS is once again being used as a political football. I’ve not actually heard anyone even hint at the idea that Health will be provided in the future for a charge at the point of delivery by anyone. I have however heard many politicians express an interest in making the NHS better. Why do people always assume that someone who wants to make changes wants to trash the ethos of this great Institution and, believe it or not, changes can be made.

    In Europe, the Dutch system seems to be regarded as the best system where results and value for money is concerned, yet even looking at best practice seems to be a cardinal sin in Britain. Same with Germany. I doubt that Aneurin Bevan anticipated a stream of hedonists turning up at A & E on a Saturday night expecting their free medical treatment at the point of delivery yet there seems to even be a taboo on discussing this uncomfortable reality.

    Ultimately, the NHS is a devolved matter in Wales and we need to remember that

    in reply to: General Election candidates look for photo opportunities #130296
    Alunh
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    Much ado about nothing I would say. Hardly surprising that the various people contesting the election will be seen around the town talking to folk, shaking hands, patting children on the head and looking for photo ops. This is all part and parcel of the process. I would rather judge the people by the enthusiasm that they show when the cameras are not in sight and I have found Ian (Lucas) and Andrew (Atkinson) more than helpful on all occasions

    Alunh
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    The emphasis needs to change from looking at easing poverty to creating wealth

    in reply to: Wreham Arts hub video #126875
    Alunh
    Alunh
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    Happy to be any label you want to place on me Sheefag.

    Not happy to see the debate on here generally become a bit threadbare and entries more intermittent. Wrexham.Com is a great vehicle for getting opinions out there and it would be a shame if the good folk of Wrexham avoided it due to the perpetual approach of a few posters.

    Just my opinion

    in reply to: Wreham Arts hub video #126755
    Alunh
    Alunh
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    Get your point Liz; sorry, the comment wasn’t about the Hub, just the seemingly endless ability on here just to dump on the contributor with comments very thinly designed as humour. In fairness, many of the remarks above are quite fair but many of us have stopped posting and responding because of the pounce-upon brigade

    in reply to: Wreham Arts hub video #126742
    Alunh
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    A range of comments from people on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/wrexhamdotcom/posts/1191775697543844

    Interesting to compare the Facebook inputs with those on here. Funny how being incognito can have such a negative effect on constructive debate.

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