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  • in reply to: parking in Wrexham town centre #59291

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    @njones 4530 wrote:

    I’ve lived in Wrexham all my life and have never paid for parking- and never will.

    That is why we need a Super Prison

    in reply to: parking in Wrexham town centre #59290

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    @maggy 4505 wrote:

    I parked in the free car park this afternoon, what a walk into town. Can we have free spaces nearer to the shops!

    I agree it is a long walk from behind Tescos to the Town Centre,but the Peoples Market multi storey car park is free in the afternoon from I think 12 noon.

    in reply to: How does Wrexham spend its money #58557

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    We all have a go at Councillors and rightly so,but should we be looking at the 28 Key Officers earning in excess of £60,000 per annum who are leading them.We can change our Councillor but not a key officer.Are we getting value for money from these officers?I do not understand balance sheets/
    accounts in depth,but was amazed at a statement by the Chief Financial Officer to Councillors, that the Council subsidised the running of the Markets.This current year the Markets will provide a return of around £160,000 to Council coffers.Maybe some of these Chief Officers contributions to the running of our community be looked into. Just a thought.


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    @Welsh Dresser 4260 wrote:

    Isn’t that a bit misleading on the Council’s part? If they advertise a rent shouldn’t they advertise it as a gross rent. How else can an informed decision be made as to affordability? I think I am too innocent to go into business for myself.

    Everybody as a Landlord would like the highest rent possible(including WCBC).However the powers of negotiation do enter into the equation.

    in reply to: How does Wrexham spend its money #58556

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    @alunh 4159 wrote:

    The interesting one is Economic Development which is a huge Borough employer. This does many good things but, equally, could it be done without?

    Is there not a case to petition the Welsh Assembly to abandon Business rates and in some brokered deal, local Authorities refuse to take the equivalent from Central Authority and lay off the Economic Development team. Without paying business rates, you’d soon see Business boom and, accordingly, no need for economic development. Some of the shops in Wrexham now carry £20,000-£50,000 rates payable. No wonder they’re shutting and pricing out local business. Square the circle and see what happens. Leave the cash with the business!!

    Alun,
    When I had a stall in the Butchers Market the rates were recharged through the Service Charge account at £14,000 for the whole of the Market,of which my share was £670.Since then the rates have been taken out of the Service Charge and individual stalls rated seperately.This has been done for most markets in the country I believe.As a result of this my old stall now commands a rates quote of £1808


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    @wrexview 4196 wrote:

    How much rent is paid by a stall holder on the outdoor Monday market? Rents for empty indoor market stalls are published but I have never seen any figures for the outdoor market. There must be vacancies as the number of stalls seem less and less.

    I think the rent for an outside stall is in the region of about £20.


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    The way the Markets work are each stallholder pays a rent and on top a Service Charge.The Service Charge is all that the Council spend on running the Markets i.e. Staffing,repairs and maintenance,gas electric,security,that sum is then divided by area of stall, over area of market, to each individual stallholder.The Council pay the cost of the empty stalls.The return from all three markets at the present occupancy level of 70% would I estimate,bring a return to the Council of around £160,000 per year profit.The Monday outside market brings in a return of around £12,000 per year.The indoor markets rents less what the Council have to outlay to cover unlet stalls is all surplus for Council coffers.

    in reply to: Wrexham County Councillors Renumeration #56235

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    @gordon 1020 wrote:

    A big jump between £19,000 and £33,000, just can’t see how Mark Pritchard can justify that in the current economic climate especially as most public service workers have their pay frozen. I can’t even see MP’s accepting pay rises like this

    What qualifications are needed for this job at £33,000?
    I believe if it is your calling to become a councillor and serve your community,you should do it for free.If you are in a full time job, income from that should suffice,why squeeze the community for more?If you have retired,the same applies.The rest of the OAP community have to live on pensions why not councillors.Imagine a retired Council official retiring on a high pension and then becoming a councillor on a remuneration of that of a Lead Member it beggars belief.

    in reply to: parking in Wrexham town centre #59289

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    @maggy 4078 wrote:

    I wish there was alternatives to the larger stores but there are only a few independent traders left in Wrexham. The town centre is being turned into one large Poundland.

    What alternative shops would you like to see?

    in reply to: WCBC annual Feb/ Mar roadworks farce #59207

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    @njones 3918 wrote:

    here we go again with the annual WCBC roadworks farce spending all the money before the end of the tax year. Roadworks on bypass until end of March, resurfacing in various locations, one accident and the town is gridlocked.

    You can’t tell me that WCBC actually plan their roadworks?!

    I believe that Wrexham Council use a ladder system for promotion.The way it works is they promote people a rung at a time until they reach the rung at which they can not do the job.Instead of moving them back down a rung,it seems Wrexham Council leave them on the rung where they are unable to do the job properly.This maybe one reason for the bad organisation.

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