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March 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!
Alunh sorry to disappoint but currently there is approx 20% under-occupancy across all our Wrexham Secondary schools plenty of capacity for new families moving in.
The current bubble in the primary school age at age 9 will have filtered through the secondary system by the time all the new houses are built.
2014 – 2018 were low years for births so filtering this into the future secondary school population still reflects there is still capable.
By 2025 will education all be delivered within a traditional school building or will new technology be used with virtual teachers teaching some children at home. This may seem spooky but the speed of technological change society is going through could make this reality.
The same principle applies when you look at the need for GP provision – do you need more Doctors and surgeries or an IT infrastructure for virtual diagnose, Telecare and Telehealth.
The talk last night highlighted how cars could be charged from street lights without an electrical connection – ideal for terraced properties.March 9, 2018 at 10:04 am in reply to: “Men’s lives at risk” as Health Board refuse to fund new prostate scans that are #145986
National Health Service – one of the false statements we have in society today- It is bad enough when there is a Lottery for services depending on whether you live in England, Scotland or Wales but when you have this situation of yet again North / South divide in Wales ut is nothing short of a disgrace. Don’t we all pay taxes at the same rates so should expect the same level of services.
Come on Lesley and Ken start fighting for the North
The Glyndwr talk was excellent last night with the speaker bringing a number of dimensions to the issue. One of the key points was how new petrol/diesel cars will be a thing of the past in the next 20 years. The energy revolution of cars being a mobile energy source that could be plugged into the house and run household appliances was fascinating. Also charging a car with street lighting without having to plug in seemed futuristic but the technology is already available and just needs scalability to be mainstream.
The science fiction that was in comics 20/30 years ago is certainly now science fact.
To harness these new practices we need visionaries and futurologists within Local Authorities and Welsh Government to plan the future and not just create a solution for the problem of today.
The speed of change around us now is coming so fast with everyday items and services being reinvented every five years. With five year cycles for elections, our political structure does not give politicians the inclination to think beyond their term of office.
By the time this infrastructure is in place hew hydrogen driven cars will be coming on the market. The biggest issue with this electric technology is the need for increased energy generation to meet the demand- projects such as Wylfa B and Swansea Bay tidal barrage will not be generating energy until the late 2020s and they are only being used to replace obsolete generation plans these will be powered by hydrogen taken out of your ordinary tap water.
The capital investment in these plants is billions whereas the technology designs for hydrogen powers is £10’s of millions with a payback through the sale of every new car or conversion kit. All of which will run on water.
Even trains will be hydrogen powered by mid-2020’s – look at the plans already for Chester station and their hydrogen storage units.March 8, 2018 at 8:07 am in reply to: Councillor Steps down from Executive Board (merged) #145923
Steveg- not sure how you have worked out the maths to arrive at 120% increase- Coucnukirs are having a £200 increase which is between 0.25% and 1% depending on what role they hold.March 8, 2018 at 7:57 am in reply to: Shame on Councillors to refuse planning permission #145922
The concentration clearly is on comments but the fact that it was turned down is still the point — the developer will do an appeal and as Cllrs Morris as Chair keeps referring that Council Members have a set criteria on which to reject an application — if the application does not meet the rejection criteria then the project will go through.
I wonder if the Leaders of the respective political Groups have censured any of those making offending comments.
Further to Votethecounillorsout I wonder if ANY Councilor would come out openly and say they would welcome the facility in their area.March 7, 2018 at 5:50 pm in reply to: Possibility of securing ‘essential’ Kop land – About Time too! #145898
Don’t get too excited — when did the WG last buy any land? They are not known for land deals that turn into anything — look at the bomb site on St Giles Way that they have owned for quite a while —
The Cop site is also the wrong side of the railway line for them to use VVP – Vibrant Viable funds.
In the past the WG have totally shyed away from investing money in the ground and facilities..
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