jimbow

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  • in reply to: Coach Parking Suggestions. #141896

    jimbow
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    Where do the football coaches park up ?

    I do not know. Maybe Wrexham Council will get in contact with the Football Club.

    in reply to: Coach Parking Suggestions. #141881

    jimbow
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    Are you talking about the old Cambrian Yard, off St Giles Way? That is in the ownership of the Council but they are looking for someone to develop it. It would make a good temporary coach park but would require some money spending on it. It also doesn’t provide any facilities for the drivers.

    What facilities do drivers need? It is only a stones throw from the High Street. Have an arrangement with The Bank and give drivers a luncheon voucher. We are only talking about 1 or 2 coaches per week at most. Away teams to the football club bring on times possibly 5 coaches. There is no problem with them. Now the Council are dealing with it the problem gets out of proportion.

    in reply to: Coach Parking Suggestions. #141873

    jimbow
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    Looking at the photographs of the buses dropping off tourists/visitors in Wrexham High Street.
    The buses belong to Straffords Coaches from Minera. Could it be they are dropping school children off to visit the Parish Church for a service?
    I doubt very much if these children will spend £10k in the local economy on their visit.
    As regards coach parking, how about the vacant piece of land at the bottom of Town Hill. This has been empty for years.
    The Council have been looking for a coach park to my knowledge for the past three years, another three years will not make much difference. There again the number of meetings this problem incurs helps keep some people in a job.

    in reply to: New hole in Ty Pawb finances #141545

    jimbow
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    In an e mail to Cllr. Bithell on the Ty Pawb report charging £4 for all day parking, and now the Council reverting to £2.50 all day. The reply was whatever it costs to run Ty Pawb, the Council will support the business case.
    Another no brainer is the asking rent for the café area £32,500. On top of this I presume there will be service charges. Presently service charges in the markets are just below the rent levels.

    in reply to: Next Public Flashpoint – Black Bin Collection #141334

    jimbow
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    I do not understand , but to me, the recycling % is the amount that does not go to landfill.
    If you collect twice or only once per four weeks will not alter the recycling %, the same tonnage of waste will be collected and the same amount recycled.
    The Welsh Government targets are based on % recycled. We in Wrexham are hitting those targets.
    Get a life Wrexham Council and come up with something positive.

    in reply to: WiFi contract mismanagement #141094

    jimbow
    Participant

    What is it with the council and anything remotely technical?
    Isn’t there anyone working for the council that can look into these things without bringing in external contractors.

    It comes across to me there is nobody in the Council capable of looking after ratepayers interests. They get these jobs for life and expect to do little for it. The problems lie at the top and it is hard to change the situation.

    in reply to: Councillor Pensions #140988

    jimbow
    Participant

    Whilst I see what you are saying jimbow, not all County Councillors are employed elsewhere. Only a large multinational company could afford to pay someone to take so much time off to attend meetings.

    Of the 10 members of the last Executive Board only 4 of the 10 made pension contributions. I applaud the 6 who did not.

    in reply to: Councillor Pensions #140987

    jimbow
    Participant

    Everyone has a right to a pension we can’t go back to the days where people weren’t offered one.

    I agree. I am talking about a pension on a second income. Take a look at the list of Councilors paying into the pension fund. Ex retired council officials on a government pension, now seeking further pension from being a councillor.

    in reply to: Councillor Pensions #140972

    jimbow
    Participant

    If you think that spending ratepayers money in this way and then having to cut services in order to make ends meet is negative, then so be it.

    in reply to: Councillor Pensions #140970

    jimbow
    Participant

    Jimbow iv got to ask are you for real? I’m not an admirer of councillors am’s or mp’s but someone’s got to do it, your comments take the biscuit what next I wonder are you going to comment about people who work for the NHS Police and Fire Brigade that have a pension.

    Yes I am for real. Why should ratepayers be asked to contribute to what is a second income. I have no problem with a pension for anybody else. Read the thread properly.

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