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In view of the merger agenda on the table who is likely to apply for a job that may only have 4 years left and the whole time will be spent on merger meetings. Wrexham and Flintshire should settle their differences and put themselves forward as an ‘early adopter’. The mergers are coming so for once be leaders rather than have something imposed.
The Leadership needs to talk with their staff about all of the good things that are already happening across counties and take a leaf out of the operational staff.
Merge some services NOW —
Highways – why is it that a road has tarmac laid across county boundaries yet they wear differently so replacement tarmac stops at a county boundary line..
Schools – merge LEAs — School Governers and Heads are responsible for their own schools — the school improvement service GWE operates across the whole of North Wales.
Legal is already operating a subsidiary across North Wales
Fostering is North Wales
Safeguarding is North Wales
These are just a few… Cllrs Pritchard and Cllr Shotton get on with the inevitable and stop navel-gazing.
Hi Trevor Coxon has retired and the contact now is Sioned Wyn Davies
Count down to the ‘official’ opening – if you have nit had your invite yet then clearly you are not one of the elite of Wrexham even though you are actually paying for the event through your rates and taxes. Perhaps everyone who pays rates and taxes should attend to claim their glass of wine and nibbles.
As the rate payers in Wrexham are going to be paying the subsidy year on year it is a disgrace that there is a two year event- why have public event in Easter Monday and VIP on the 29th…
It’s time ratepayers woke up to the fact that there are events for the ‘elite’ that ordinary people are paying for– claim your share of the gravy train or get your voice heard by objecting.March 17, 2018 at 3:57 pm in reply to: Shame on Councillors to refuse planning permission #146407
As the Cllr Andrew Atkinson publicity machine has not been putting statements out yet about how he has arranged the training for Council Members on Equality issues we can only assume he has made a false promise about how he was going to make sure this was sorted.
Love to know what he meant by training will be provided — is that a this year or not year promise!!
The PCC had been invited to do a pice on camera and apparently refused.
Arfon Jones scored an unbelievable home goal this evening by not attending the BBC recording in Plas Madoc and leaving the floor to the ex-Labour Minister Jeff Cuthbert and now PCC for Gwent Police Force and the ex PCC for North Wales. The PCC is responsible for endorsing the expenditure targets for the North Wales Police yet he could not be bothered to attend.
I wonder what he will say after the programme is aired?
What is all this about the BBC and negative publicity — Arfon Jones and Cllr Bitthel have done more in the past 24 hours to highlight this– why on earth are they not prepared as elected representatives to go to the recording tonight or be filmed in advance to put over some of the positives. Complaining about the BBC is not getting a message over abut the town apart from what are they hiding- have there been failings by the Police, PCC, and Council and they are afraid to defend themselves. Or is it more personal fro Dave Bitthel that he doesn’t want to go to Splashmagic because he voted for it to be closed and can’t be seen to be supportuve of the venue!!
If no one or very few are prepared to give the other side whatever negatives are out there will always come to the top.
The likes of Arfon and Dave Bitthel need to listen closely to the trailer for the programme- yes there are negative comments but surely they have evidence to show that some of the comments from the public are totally incorrect. The comment about knife crime is an example. If these two and others do not get their publicity sorted then the public will very easily be swayed into negative thoughts on lots of issues.
Wrexham belongs to ALL people and everyone has the opportunity of getting their views heard- I have not heard anyone say that the BBC has banned them from attending as they may give a positive image.March 10, 2018 at 6:12 pm in reply to: Shame on Councillors to refuse planning permission #146068
The use of the webcams in meetings will now at least have a ‘true’ record of proceedings as the age-old method of providing minutes that are so scant you often wonder if you were at the same meeting. I welcome the webcasting but as shown in this situation Councillors have got to learn to be more articulate and thoughtful on what they say. It will also be interesting leading up to elections when some will no doubt go for self-promotion.
Let all Councillor be on notice that there are members of the public who watch what happens and will bring you to account. As the response above shows the first point of contact will be the Public Service Ombudsman for Wales and not your fellow colleagues.
For anyone who wants to lodge a complaint here is the link-
http://www.ombudsman-wales.org.uk/en/Making%20a%20complaint.aspxMarch 10, 2018 at 1:02 pm in reply to: Shame on Councillors to refuse planning permission #146064
A point overlooked although not a Planning Rule is how many people from Wrexham with Mental Health problems at present are in units out of county who could in future receive treatment in Wrexham. Part of any mental health treatment is for people to engage with those that they know and love- facilities closer to home would permit easier access for visitors from within their own home environment.
Street charging or cars and how it works NOW!
Complaint? Please use the report post tools or contact Wrexham.com .