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  • in reply to: Wrexham Heritage dont let Council near it #159022

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    Zinger sorry but you have the time line wrong – the buiklding you reffered to were closed before Austerity- why had they not been offered to community groups to see if they could take them over

    in reply to: Mayor #158875

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    The Mayors Charity raises £10k plus — should that come off the amount it costs as a ‘credit’
    If sufficient residents wanted to they could apply for a vote to see if an elected Mayor would be better at least everyone would then have a say and share the blame.

    in reply to: Rememberance Day #158771

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    Great evening service this evening at St Giles with Rhos Orpheus Choir packed with extra seating- well done to everyone who made this such a memorable occasions

    in reply to: Worst performing A & E #158685

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    I would not call someone a Health Tourist for going to the hospitals that have been mentioned in England – they are fantastic Centres of Excellence delivering a service that could never be undertaken in North Wales. Many of the specialist teams operating in these hospitals are world leaders in their medical knowledge.
    Even if the money was available to build fantastic state of the art facilities we just do not have enough specialist Doctors and health professionals to staff any new facilities.
    If you had the choice of a specialist procedure being done at the Maelor by a surgeon that does that type of operation once/twice a month or someone that dioes it daily/weekly- I know where I would want to go and it would not be local. We all ned to face uop to it that the distance to travel tio get the best in the country becomes a secondary thought compared with knowing you will be getting the best level of treatment.

    in reply to: Trail of Poppies #158669

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    This is a wonderful tribute display and really worth going to visit. Well done to all the knitters.

    in reply to: Homebase Closure #158626

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    Not sure how the closure of Homebase can be the Councils fault — they are not the landlord, they do not dictate the buying habits of potential customers. This is a commercial decision based on how the company can still remain in profit overall- when the number crunchers look over a business they are concerned with bottom line profits not about the location of a store.
    With other stores offering similar products it is the consumers who have indirectly closed Homebase not the Council.

    in reply to: Parking for Henblas Square Flats. #158492

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    I don’t think anyone is opposed to brining people into the town and creating a different atmosphere as more people move in- the very practical issues of bins and parking however surly needs to be sorted. There are enough examples across Wrexham were this has never been done and the developments have just become eyesores and health risks.
    As far as the bins are concerned why the apartment residents can’t just put their rubbish in the relevant bin for the shop below their own space – or is this too simple.

    The other idea would be not to bring all of the shops back into use but to convert a couple into covered car parking.

    in reply to: Parking for Henblas Square Flats. #158462

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    It’s not surprising that the Planners are allowing this development without car parking spaces — the same Planning Officers agreed the plans for the student accommodation on Crispin Lane with only 6 spaces for 100 students – the reason was ‘students don’t have cars’!!
    If there was a mas of town centre jobs then there could be a reason for not requiring car park spaces but as this is not the case they are either going to appeal to people who don’t go out (not likely), Housing Benefit residents (not likely), people who work in the shops below (not likely), – will be interesting to see their marketing material to see who they are targeting.

    in reply to: Difficult Decisions Survey #158332

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    Or it has gone on for so long they have become complacement

    in reply to: Difficult Decisions Survey #158330

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    AMA – no issues about staturtory breaks and keeping within the law — how many peoople however see the vehicles parked up for about an hour round about 8.30 then again about 12.15- surely they are not entitled to bteaks based on mileage or drive time.
    The park up points are very visible for all to see – if they can do their rounds fully with these ‘long extended’ breaks then surly they can cut the time allocated for eacgh round .

    I realise this is a general statement and may not apply to all refuse teams but they will know whuich fellow workmates the comments apply to..

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