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  • in reply to: Ambulance & Fire Services Resource Centre Exit? #111213

    gogledd
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    I’m reliably informed that the new Station does NOT have control of the lights and this is to be added (at some cost) later. An oversight in the planning process – the lights don’t even have a box junction so I fear your concerns over response times are probably correct. Also moving the station means that the Retained Duty Firefighters will be responding to a new location. As far as I know there has been o new recruitment process toattract RDS Firefighters nearer the station.

    RDS firefighters work elsewhere and respond to personal alerters to turn into the Station; they used to be called part-time firefighters in the past.

    Other posters are correct regarding the road opposite leading to Moneypenny and the cycle path leading to Gatewen (and beyond into the new housing estate in Gatewen) The Moneypenny building looks like it will hold dozens and dozens of staff and will add to the congestion in this area.


    gogledd
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    Good points by all, but lets face it public, the only people interested in politics, voting, elections etc.etc are the ones directly involved – the ones in post, or the wanabees! You only have to look at the poor turnout for local, general and any other type of election going, VOTE APATHY [if you can be bothered].

    To paraphrase Plato…
    ‘One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics, is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.’

    Plato? Wasn’t that Donald Duck’s dog?

    in reply to: Disabled to lose car park #107272

    gogledd
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    Get over youself Mr. Gallanders, the decision has been made, live with it. Count yourself lucky.

    Do you get off on being spiteful? John Gallanders made a generous offer for you to visit AVOW, did you bother to take it up and explore the whole issue? I doubt it very much. I have a number of friend who are wheelchair users and they constantly have to struggle to get parking spaces, get into building and get treated like ‘normal’ people. I sincerely hope that you are never in that situation.

    in reply to: The greatest concert / band ever to have played in Wrexham? #105101

    gogledd
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    After thinking about this topic a bit more I remembered a gig I went to see in the old Cartrefle College on Cefn Road featuring XTC (well before they were “Making Plans For Nigel”) – probably 1977 or 78

    in reply to: The greatest concert / band ever to have played in Wrexham? #104916

    gogledd
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    Weren’t Thin Lizzy supposed to play William Aston Hall but they cried off and Medicine HEad took the headline spot?
    I remember seeing The Ting Tings at Central Station supporting New Young Pony Club
    Dreadzone were brilliant at the same venue.
    One of my favourite bands to visit were the Big Town Playboys who played at The Talbot.
    Another visitor to the Talbot on was Wilko Johnson, a very poor turnout but he played as if he was headlining Glastonbury – absolutely awesome.

    in reply to: Parking across a cycle path #94149

    gogledd
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    I have yet to cycle down Abbot Street, Wrexham (the contraflow cycle path) without someone being parked on the marked cycle path. There are double yellow lines next to this path too but they seem to be completely ignored.

    The same problem is evident in Rossett too, near the Nags Head. The problem is that cyclists are forced out of the cycle lane into the flow of faster traffic. Please park with consideration for others.

    in reply to: bubble match #68668

    gogledd
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    For the last two games I have requested va a Freedom of Information request the cost to the taxpayer of Wrexham and Chester for the arragements of these fixtures. All I have been told (so far) is the policing costs to Wrexham FC is approx. £4500 for their home fixture. I haven’t been given Chester FC costs.. and more importantly, I haven’t been given the cost to the local tax payers.

    Now I’ll admit I’m not a football fan, but I wouldn’t want fans to be trated any differently than any other large organised event.
    I am also aware that Liverpool play Everton and Man U play Man City home and away each season without such extreme policing.
    So why is this high profile and expensive policing necessary? Has any proof been provided to say that uch extreme measures are necessary?

    Apparently at the last game only one arrest occurred. Is this due to the bubble arrangements or because there is not the antagonism predicted between rival sets of fans?

    My last FOI request stemmed from the first bubble match at Wrexham to compare policing costs between WFC and NW Crusaders. NW Crusaders cost the tax payer NOTHING as police don’t even send a patrol car! WFC paid £4350 policing costs but I wasn’t give the full costing of policing as the overtime costs of all forces was “too much information to give to stay within FOI guidelines” i.e. North Wales Police could not provide the cost of escorting fans to and from the game, the cost of the convoy. the cost of air support, the cost of out of ground police overtime costs and any other incidental costs. If they find it difficult to provide these costs, how can they decide if its value for public taxpayers money?

    in reply to: Flying Ants! #68813

    gogledd
    Participant

    Bit like football fans then?

    in reply to: Post house Roadworks #68794

    gogledd
    Participant

    Why no diversion signs at the Rossett turn off for Chester bound traffic? Why no diversion signs at the Tinkersdale roundabout for East bound traffic?

    I was taking a minibus full of people to Bangor (Caernarfon) today. Luckily my local knowledge got me away from a major hold up, but hwat about the general travelling public who don’t know the alternatives?

    Piss poor planning etc…

    in reply to: Wrexham Cycling Map #68131

    gogledd
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    Unfortunately some of the cycle lanes in Wrexham are not maintained and/ or poorly designed. The surface of the cycle lane can be badly damaged, covered in twigs, thorns and glass and recently overgrown with weed and nettles. Poor design includes lanes that are too narrow, include grids and potholes, poorly laid out at junctions or come to an abrupt end. In many cases cyclists are left with only one choice – to join the rest of the traffic and often this is a better option. I cycle regularly and use the well designed cycle routes (e.g St, Giles Way) but would avoid poorly maintained one (e.g. Jeffries Rd). I’d also ask other road users to respect those cycling and give room – say 1.5 meters – when overtaking.

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