JaneJ

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  • in reply to: Penycae Community Centre – Difficult Decisions Lie #140329

    JaneJ
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    Nen your point about it being in the consultation document is clearly correct — but what percentage of residents will take the trouble to read it and even fewer to complete the survey that will take a good 30 minutes.

    I think the point is that when there are local Councillors elected surely they have a duty to inform and communicate effectively with their electorate.

    Hope it is the one that you have referred to that is proposed closure which gives a different slant on the original issue


    JaneJ
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    Thnks Ponkey nic to no mi spelcheque nt workd- made i reed twce

    Mrked 2/10!! must tri betr


    JaneJ
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    Are you describing the Chief Executive of Flintshire — why nit joiin the role and cover the two counties as their are already lots of cross boundary services. Could save £100k or two teacher / socil work jobs

    in reply to: Council Budget #139213

    JaneJ
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    I don’t think ot is a rant but a reality that the reduction in services on the ground there is a three-tier issue UK, Cardiff and Local- at all three levels there is a portion of blame to each and if we want tio be fully inclusive Europe as well although with the later Wales is a net beneficiary oe we get far more coming back than we put in from the Welsh economy. The problem with European funding coming back is that the usage is often question by Welsh Government and at a local level.

    Where else in society do you find you are paying more for less — rates are increasing year on year yet services are shrinking almost by the month. (The only other place this seems to happen is in the shops when you look at the size of a bar of chocolate compared with 10 years ago — they are a lot smaller and the price has gone up or the thickness of the chocolate on a mars bar now is so thin compared with how it could have broken your teeth because it was so thick).

    With administrations both elected and officers/civil servants who are not up to the role they hold then we will constantly be having financial mismanagement, corporate decisions that make no sense and the entire being hit time and time again.

    Once these people are elected there is no accountability – the Scrutiny system in the Council is next to useless when are their recommendations ever listened to by the ruling Executive- they regard a survey about the “Wrexham we Want” hitting just over 1000 as being good yet we have 140,000 people in Wrexham. The public need to question their local Councillor (if you can find them as so many are so elusive – you certainly won’t find them at meetings in the Guildhall despite pully down a full pay packet).

    What is needed isfor people to be motivated — 3,000 plus signatures on a petition means nothing unless you collect the details of the Councillors of all the signatories — that will start waking them up to realize that votes count when it comes to next election. Take the fight and the issues to their own community.

    Democratic accountability at all levels through the ballot box and scrutinizing your elected members and politicians is a way forward. Don’t let them off!!!

    Morning rant over!!

    in reply to: Drunken/druggie Idiots #139190

    JaneJ
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    People who are blinkered need to wake up to the reality of what they could be doing to help others by reporting what they see. I appreciate that many people are reluctant to report due to what appears to be no action yet by the Police but without reporting time and time again and proving no action you will never get action.
    Just keep ringing every time something is seen.

    in reply to: Minimum alcohol price set for Wales! #139187

    JaneJ
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    This would just generate more and more trafficking of booze– Holyhead would be the booze port if Wales with cheaper supplies coming from Ireland. Would 50p a can increase stop someone from buying 4 can and only buy 3 — course not.

    If those who are ‘heavy’ street drinkers are expected to reduce then their supply of stolen/shoplifted items will not reduce,

    The only way to encourage people to drink less is through education- take them to meet people who are dying with sclerosis – this would give some a wake-up call…

    in reply to: Wrexham Hospital and the Tory's (Andrew Atkinson) #131716

    JaneJ
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    Why did they not progress with the new Health Centre by the entrance to Rhosymedre school — Health have the land and had the plans for the site about 7 years ago… WG was Labour — Health is Labour Controlled and the land available.

    in reply to: Same old same old #131610

    JaneJ
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    Mike you are correct as I believe Maddocks and now Ronnie Prince has become unaligned but can you seriously count them at all — as they are not ‘Group’ then there effectiveness will be nil!!

    in reply to: Dragon Project Nr. Chirk #124915

    JaneJ
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    It looks like Dragon Experience was a private company with only two Directors Simon Wingett and a Peter Anthony VALAITIS- who is associated with no less than 18711 different companies so is probably some form of Company registration agent. Nothing is wring with this tyoe of role but means the Charity dont have cointrolling interest evern thoiugh they are putting very large amounts of funding into the Dragon project.

    I wonder if Wrexham Council/ Members have actually undertaken any due diligence as to who they are proposing to give a 125 year lease- why are they proposing a separate company and not a trading arm of the Charity. Were is the neutral Trustees between the charity and commercial operation.to ensure all transactions are in the interests of the charity.

    Do members of the public buying from the Charity Shops realise that profits currently are going to the Dragon project?

    in reply to: Dragon Project Nr. Chirk #124905

    JaneJ
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    Thanks for the link- lots of questions are rased from the level of investment from the charity into the project and the level of creditors that are shown but it does not state who owes over £227k? Very strange so much charitable funding has been expended on the project up front unless they have actually bought a plot of land already. Also there should be an explanation issued as to why the accounts have not been filed at a time when they are still seeking funding – question mark over the governance,

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