CarolThomas

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  • in reply to: Lost funding due to EU exit #115326

    CarolThomas
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    Westminster will only pay Wales when the first pink pig flyes through the sky


    CarolThomas
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    Perhaps those of you who never see your Councillor should make contact with them and ask them about what they are doing on any specific issues in your community area. If they are being ineffective in sorting issues then make it clear either you will stand against them or support anyone else that does (surprising how this tactic wakes them up!!).
    There are already a few names of Executive Board members floating around that they will not be standing next year- may just be Wrexham jungle drums but there are certainly going to be some vacancies- now is the time to take up the challenge Liz laid down at the beginning of this thread.

    in reply to: New Information Service for Council Tenants #113700

    CarolThomas
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    Nen you have raised some interesting points so I have written to Clr Ian Roberts and the Chief Executive on the topic.. copy below will let you know if they come up with a response.

    Dear Cllr Roberts
    The service that you have launched looks very interesting and I am sure will be very useful for ‘some’ of the Council tenants however unless you are planning to provide everyone with internet in their homes (the same as HMP Berwyn) then 1000’s of residents will not be able to take advantage.
    Have you any data on how many homes actually have internet access?
    This appears to be a discriminating service that has been launched without a non technology solution for those residents without access.
    Have you conducted any kind of equality assessment?
    I would appreciate a response as to how my 78 year old mother without the internet can gain access to the same information as her neighbour.
    Regards
    Carol Thomas

    in reply to: Bus Station #113686

    CarolThomas
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    Fully agree — what is wrong with the good old fashioned style methods of making these people fit in with society – moving from one place to another is not a solution.
    Fundamental question WHY? are these young people being anti social in the bus station- what has happend to the youth club in town or places for them to ‘hang out’.

    in reply to: Litter fines #113683

    CarolThomas
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    Sam fully agree with your sentiment about Election posters being left up– who wants a reminder! Slight correction though the latest batch is for AMs so for once we cant blame the MPs. Even the AMs cant directly be blamed as most of the traditional placards you see have been erected by individual party supporters rather than the candidate – but that’s splitting hair.

    The others that can easily be identified are the circuses that plaster over empty shops — more recently , and it is great pity as the events were very good are the Focus music posters on lots of empty shops in the town – organisers please take them down..

    in reply to: Markets Consultation ? #113348

    CarolThomas
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    At least now the managment team in the Council can say on their CV they know how to give a vastly disproportionate contract to consultants instead of doing the work themselves.


    CarolThomas
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    Thanks Liz there is some very useful information you have shared- looks like you are quite determined to do something- be interesting to see how this develops it really does feel that Wrexham needs a change. We are getting lots of new houses and in danger of people moving in that only see Wrexham as a dormitory place to sleep- we need to make them feel part of a community. A change at the top could help to drive this and make Wrexham a really welcoming community. There is a lot said about welcoming in the Syrian’s (which I welcome) but we don’t do anything to welcome other people who move in.
    Bring on the change 51 weeks to prepare for what could be the change to see Wrexham move into the 2020’s

    in reply to: Litter fines #112979

    CarolThomas
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    I look forward to the first wedding party coming out of the Registry Office in the Guildhall and receiving their first bill as a married couple from a litter enforcement officer after their guests have thrown confetti — perhaps everyone better take rice or dried flowers.

    in reply to: Election results #112973

    CarolThomas
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    To hope that non engagement will result in a collapse of an institution such as the National Assembly unfortunately is so far removed from reality. Those in ‘power’ within any institution regardless of level of support have a stranglehold and self preservation kicks in to fight for their power and financial base.
    Unless you have a civil uprising and march on the Senedd no change would occur- you then have a vacuum until someone comes forward to create a Political Leadership (dictatorship) or dare I say another Political Party. Haven’t we been there before as we are back to square one…
    Come on everyone motivate yourself and use the ballot box for change– use it for the EU Referendum and in 12 months time for the Local Council Election.
    Create change through the ballot box and not expect to achieve any change by just sitting on the sidelines.


    CarolThomas
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    Well observed- and certainly looks the case that at no time have all of the Wrexham candidates been on the same platform at the same time.
    It is no wonder that there are so few people interested if the candidates themselves cant engage.
    Looking at the news in America how have they succeeded as a nation to motivate so many people to attend all their candidates large gatherings with our candidates pulling in very few people.
    I’m sure we don’t want the US razamataz but we need something to engage the public.

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