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  • in reply to: Ty Pawb – Very disappointed :-( #154746

    jimbow
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    Disappointed on a visit to Ty Pawb today. Quite a few stalls either not let, or not open, one of the stalls only opens on a Saturday, and is working its notice.
    Tenants with two stalls cutting back to one stall, tenants looking to share space with their next door tenant to save on costs.
    All together not looking a very happy place to trade.
    Wrexham Council have very often made the excuse that they do not have any say over the landlords of empty town centre shops.

    Well, Wrexham Council and Cllr Hugh Jones as landlords, what is Plan B before the inevitable happens?

    in reply to: Town centre block paving refurbishment #154477

    jimbow
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    There are faults in Wrexham,the problem is the people running it.

    in reply to: Abstaining from voting at Council meetings. #154405

    jimbow
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    When the planning application came before the Planning Committee a decision was held over until a site visit had been carried out.
    Site visits normally take place 2 weeks after the first meeting. The site meetings are usually held on a Friday after which the Councillors come back to the Guildhall, to debate the action to be taken.
    Councillor X If you are happy that your elected representative elects to abstain from voting then so be it.
    BenjaminM is probably nearer to the explanation when he says the for or against lobby cannot hold them to account.

    in reply to: Abstaining from voting at Council meetings. #154339

    jimbow
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    Council Watcher I agree with your point that even when present Councillors are unable to vote at Executive Board level. However, this was a Councillor who was present with a vote, and chose not to use it. That disturbs me.

    in reply to: ‘Grammar vigilante’ or 'Graffiti Vandal' #154071

    jimbow
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    EosPengwern— As you say Welsh has been the majority language, but as you say it no longer is.
    In these times of austerity you have to spend wisely. It is not a question of changing the rules halfway through. Maybe when under Plaid Cymru times improve, you can have everybody speaking Welsh and you will be happy.

    in reply to: ‘Grammar vigilante’ or 'Graffiti Vandal' #154032

    jimbow
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    Let’s cater for the majority not the minority. Money is tight use it wisely.

    in reply to: Ty Pawb – Very disappointed :-( #153953

    jimbow
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    Maybe Councillor X could it be you writing the rave reviews? I disagree with your comment that (most) members of this forum wanted it to be a failure. I did not want it to fail, but at the same time, I thought that it was money being thrown down the drain. Time will tell the real outcome. It will be interesting to read the 6 month comparison of figures against the figures published in the Fourth Street Report when they come before Scrutiny in Nov/Dec.

    in reply to: Ty Pawb – Very disappointed :-( #153680

    jimbow
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    Alunh I may be out of touch with the modern world, but could those pictures of the toilets be classed as Art.


    jimbow
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    I expected to see a photo shoot of Cllr. Atkinson with the gypsy encampment in the background. What’s gone wrong?


    jimbow
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    Council Watcher—- Funny you should mention Techniquest and the Council. I sent in a FOI request and posed the question— Did Wrexham Council provide any funding from whatever department or grant to Techniquest, to enable the lease to be taken on the T.J.Hughes building?

    The answer came back ,it took 4 weeks to reply. No they did not provide any finance.

    At the time, some Councillors were all over this with regard to the additional access to Ty Pawb, and I got the feeling the Council were involved. However, it was not to be.

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