BenjaminM

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  • in reply to: NIMBY attitude in Wrexham. #63168

    BenjaminM
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    Dear thewayneinspain, I have taken lessons from a master of rhetoric who, rather than offer solutions to a situation or problem, questions every assertion made.
    Over the years I have met a lot of people who condemn a persons opinion without offering anything constructive in return. Sounds familiar?
    With regard to providing proof of ‘I think……proof’, I have no intention of trawling through your numerous posts as I have read them once enough already.
    With regard to your reference regarding confrontationalism, you may be well advised to check your stance on numerous topics on Wrexham.com
    If it helps you to understand, common sense can be either an innate concept or something derived through experience. Simply put, plain ordinary good judgement based on sound practical sense. Hence, there can be no proof of a concept until the results of that common sense are tangible.

    in reply to: NIMBY attitude in Wrexham. #63167

    BenjaminM
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    It is very rich of thewayneinspain to ask for proof of statements made by contributors. I have lost count of the number of times that he has made statements like’ I think,but I have no proof’ in his posts.
    It is about time that he realised that other people have opinions equally valid to his own and that he is not the fount of all knowledge.
    Perhaps he thinks( and I have no proof of that) that other people are imbeciles without the mental capability of forming an opinion without his direction.
    I am heartily sick of his didactic and supercilious attitude where every opinion is questioned if it differs from his own. That is not debate, it is confrontationalism. And yes, I do have the education to form an opinion without overbearing direction from others.

    in reply to: Potential Student Flats On Brook Street? #63343

    BenjaminM
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    And what would you propose the do to the old building, Weasel?
    Move with the times!

    in reply to: NIMBY attitude in Wrexham. #63166

    BenjaminM
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    Common sense 1, Protestors 0.

    One down, two to go!

    in reply to: Wrexham Getting ‘Super Prison’ #58326

    BenjaminM
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    Common sense 1, Detractors 0.

    in reply to: Potential Student Flats On Brook Street? #63342

    BenjaminM
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    Aesthetics is a concept that is placed on a wish list with regard to modern architecture, but in reality, functionality and cost are the primary concerns.
    The building is not out of keeping with Snowden House on Vicarage Hill or the property built on Well Place both of which are in the immediate vicinity.
    Whatever the design, it would be a definite improvement on the present virtually derelict eyesore.
    As regards Penybryn and Bridge St., 10 years or so ago, I seem to remember a promise made to enhance the ‘gateways’ to Wrexham, which never materialised.
    Perhaps one should look to Westminster and Cardiff for reasons for it not occurring rather than being a dog in the manger regarding progression.
    And no, I do not have an alternative to a 2D image but as they say, ‘don’t judge a book by its’ cover’.

    in reply to: Potential Student Flats On Brook Street? #63341

    BenjaminM
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    Newrisingsun, the building has yet to be built so the illustration shown is an ‘artists impression’ only. How can you make judgement just by viewing a 2 dimensional image?
    Incidentally, the ‘out front’ car parking places are as existing and I am not aware of any pedestrian issues surrounding the area.
    Once again, another nit picker, purely, it would seem, for the sake of it.

    As an aside, the town is rightly proud of the endeavours of Glyndwr University to make its’ mark on the academic map and to do this, accommodation is essential for students attending the University. I truly welcome the proposal.

    in reply to: Late night drinking establishments. #63398

    BenjaminM
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    Thank you Wrexview for pointing out who is now responsible for Licencing matters- I stand corrected.
    However, that in itself no way diminishes the responsibility of the
    Licencing Authority to ensure compliance with its’ terms and conditions when a licence has been granted and in force. Any departure from or contravention of those conditions should be dealt with appropriately.
    In the Authority’s own documentation it states, and I paraphrase, to protect the health and safety of persons affected or likely to be affected by the grant of such a licence.
    However, I am unable to locate what punitive actions are open to the Licencing Committee or indeed Officers of the Authority if no representation is made by the statutory consultees.
    It would seem that infractions are allowed to continue ad nauseum without punitive action taking place or indeed considered.
    Surely now is the time for policy to be reviewed and amended as appropriate.

    in reply to: Potential Student Flats On Brook Street? #63340

    BenjaminM
    Participant

    I wonder which pressure group is going to protest at this one?
    SURELY, there must be one that will!
    Come on Offa Community Council, you usually do!


    BenjaminM
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    And let’s not forget the use of the helicopter for goodness knows how many hours, at £1000+ per hour!
    When I enquired why the helicopter was in use, I was informed that ‘ If the lads made a run for it, they could be tracked’.
    The number of Police on site could have held hands and encircled the building to prevent a get away.
    Ah we’ll, I suppose the excitement for them was better than booking motorists ‘speeding’ at 32 mph.

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