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  • in reply to: Litter Enforcement #147836

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    Just been reading this:

    Under 18’s protected from Kingdom litter tickets by Council contract change

    What a complete and utter b*lls up the contract with Kingdom is!

    The whole thing is a mess, not fit for purpose and Kingdom not a fit organisation for the Wrexam people’s representatives to be mixed up with. We need shut of them asap.

    in reply to: Litter Enforcement #147704

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    https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/anti-kingdom-rally-urges-councils-14531551

    They are marching on the coast to get Kingdom removed !

    It’s mad isn’t it? They are, to the people, about as welcome as a fart in a space suit but, does Bithell care? no, he doesn’t. All he does is, using spurious, dreamed up arguments defend the use of them, well he has to doesn’t he? He has been one of the main instigators of the regime Wrexham people find themselves living under now. It’s nasty, it’s unnecessary, it’s ineffective, it’s alienating and it’s wrong plus it’s taking money from the local economy and putting into Kingdom’s coffers, how stupid is that? It would appear we are led by donkeys and deaf and blind donkeys at that.

    in reply to: Litter Enforcement #147660

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    As mentioned briefly in the post by Matt, education is where it’s at with the littering/dog fouling problem.
    Aggressive policing, issuing 75 quid FPN’s is never going to fix the problem as an “officer” has to be around when the carton, bottle, chip wrapper etc, etc is discarded or the dog owner leaves it’s dog’s mess where it is deposited which is highly unlikely, at least in any meaningful numbers.
    A FPN handed to a dimp dropping smoker in Wrexham town centre is not going to stop the McDonalds fast food container from being lobbed out of a vehicle onto the roadside, neither is it going to stop the discarding of a plastic bottle by someone in one of the many areas in Wrexham that it’s just impossible to “police” and that applies to dog fouling too. Wanting to “fine” someone for littering, dog fouling et al is just a desire for revenge and does no real good in the wider context at all. If Kingdom were told to largely ignore ciggy butts and only concentrate on dog fouling, fly tipping and real littering i reckon they would kick the contract into touch post haste themselves as there would be no money in it due to the low numbers they would get. Education not fines is the key, imo.

    in reply to: Litter Enforcement #147623

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    Reading the report of the meeting about Kingdom i found Cllr. Bithell’s utterences breathtaking as they seem to indicate he thinks we are all stupid.
    Just one amongst many;
    “However such comments were disputed by Cllr Bithell, who said there was evidence to show that the local economy was picking up and that statistics indicated that people are coming to Wrexham more, and that could be due to it being cleaner.”
    Oh. perlease Mr. Bithell spare us! Because you are trying desperately to defend your position on Kingdom you are really scraping the bottom of the barrel of arguments to do so. I will tell you something now, if you were to just put your hands up, just for once, and admit you COULD be wrong and just say, right, this is broke and needs fixing, what are we going to do? you would garner a lot more respect from everybody. I will not be holding my breath.

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    in reply to: Litter Enforcement #147457

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    The March figures forced out of Kingdom once again, demonstrate that the easy targets have priority,surprise,surprise.
    The council, through Kingdom, have launched another attack on the people of Wrexham with particular emphasis
    on those that live in certain areas of the City. It’s not good enough we are watched by faceless people in front of CCTV screens or harassed by parking wardens we are now spied on and followed by the employees of Kingdom (and in effect WCBC) just praying we drop some litter or a ciggy butt so they can issue us with a “fine” which will serve to increase Kingdom’s profits and help that employee get a bigger “competency allowance” (bonus), disgraceful! As has been said, can we see any difference in the levels of dog fouling, discarded bottles or fast food packaging that tends to be strewn along our roadsides and streets? Certainly no difference in our village, but hey, there may be less ciggy butts in certain areas. On another note, i would wager that Kingdom’s profits are extracted from the very people that can least afford to pay 75 quid and that, quite largely, is down to Councillor Bithel’s approach to it all by not following DEFRA’s guidlines ie. give people a chance to pick the offending material (sensible option No:1) up instead, opting with an almost evangelical zeal for a “zero tolerance” (nonsense option No:1) approach for Kingdom’s employees issuing the “fines”; his continued (pathetic) defence of what is proving more and more to be the indefensible shames him and the councillors that support him. On the face of it we, the people of Wrexham, have another year of this attack to suffer as WCBC stupidly renewed the contract last April for two years, beyond belief! We need rid of this blight that is Kingdom that now, in a way, seems worse than that which they were brought in to eliminate and have failed so miserably to do!

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    in reply to: Under 18's and self determination #144121

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    No it isn’t about unlicensed people doing it; that isn’t even metioned; it’s not just genitals either as tongues are mentioned. It’s about any Tattoist doing the work licensed or not.
    In my experience of working with Tattooists (amongst other professions) over the last 20 years repairing and servicing the sterilising equipment they use i can tell you i have never come across one unlicensed practitioner as, the local authorities are hot on that kind of thing and that’s why Tattoists are amongst the best when it comes to taking responsibility for the health of their clients.

    Read the article, properly, have a think, and try again.

    I’ve got a good question – why can no tattoo artists spell? Surely if they all took an English short course we’d avoid all those tattoos that come with spelling mistakes. Even if they just did a Google spellcheck on the tattoo first. I don’t get it. They’re obviously very talented as they can draw amazing artwork on people’s skin.

    You don’t offer any viable answer to my question and then you go and ask (a stupid) one of your own.
    I’m losing IQ points at a rate of knots here interacting with you so, i’m out.

    in reply to: Under 18's and self determination #144111

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    The issue isn’t with the decisions of a 16 year old, it’s to do with the prevention of random, unregulated persons touching, manipulating and performing procedures on the genitals of what is legally a child, without supervision or any legal checks.

    No it isn’t about unlicensed people doing it; that isn’t even metioned; it’s not just genitals either as tongues are mentioned. It’s about any Tattoist doing the work licensed or not.
    In my experience of working with Tattooists (amongst other professions) over the last 20 years repairing and servicing the sterilising equipment they use i can tell you i have never come across one unlicensed practitioner as, the local authorities are hot on that kind of thing and that’s why Tattoists are amongst the best when it comes to taking responsibility for the health of their clients.

    Read the article, properly, have a think, and try again.

    in reply to: Queue at Maplins, PCSO's using Xmas Vouchers #143198

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    Eyes in the sky whilst the cars in the streets are burning and other unsociable behaviour is rampant.
    Good old fashioned boots on the ground are needed.

    Why wouldn’t you want enhanced surveillance to capture criminals? You can put all the boots on the ground you want, but if they are walking down blind alleys then numbers count for nothing. Smarter policing is the way forward. Just wait 12-18 months and you’ll see the benefits.

    I admire your confidence, i really do.

    in reply to: Queue at Maplins, PCSO's using Xmas Vouchers #143186

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    I wouldn’t dismiss drones off the bat, criminals are having a right old time using them for their activities, the police are behind on the action and it’s time they caught up. Crooks using drones for drugs/mobile phone drop-offs in prison and even using thermal imaging cameras so they can fly around locating cannabis grow-houses so they can break in and steal the crops to sell on the streets.

    Extra eyes in the sky will be invaluable in detection and surveillance.

    Eyes in the sky whilst the cars in the streets are burning and other unsociable behaviour is rampant.
    Good old fashioned boots on the ground are needed.

    in reply to: Queue at Maplins, PCSO's using Xmas Vouchers #143174

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    A reference to the news that Wrexham Police now have a “drone force” perhaps.
    The cops certainly like toys and always seem to find funding for them.
    I wonder how long it will take them to develop their use in detecting erring motorists which is what most of their toys are deployed to do?
    Bobbies on beats is what we need, not toys.

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