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  • in reply to: New Car Parking Charges #66595

    jimbow
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    @wrexview 11579 wrote:

    Wonder if Councillors will vote to keep free parking in the town centre for themselves this afternoon?

    If they vote to pay for their parking,they will probably recover those costs from expenses.Its a no win situation for anybody

    in reply to: Wrexham Receives Over £10Million In Regeneration Grant #66464

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    @johnhoppy 11477 wrote:

    Is this method of funding a way for the Government in Cardiff to spend money as they see fit and not allow local councils to spend money as they please?

    I believe that money should not be ring fenced.Each town or city have their different problems,best sorted by their local council.You only have to look at the £350k spent on parking signs.Given £350k I am sure WCBC would never have spent it on parking signs.I hope not ?

    in reply to: Wrexham Receives Over £10Million In Regeneration Grant #66463

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    It is a good result for the Council in obtaining this grant.What I would like to see is the original application and breakdown of the money and projects that the Council applied for.Maybe then an individual would be able to make a more constructive comment on whether the money will be spent wisely on any particular project.

    in reply to: The Mayor #66378

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    I would not like anybody who represents Wrexham to turn up in an old banger or on a bike.If you were to ask the general public in Wrexham what is the name of the Mayor ? I doubt that not many people would know.If you were to ask who plays centre forward for Wrexham Football Club, I would think you would get a greater response.The outcome of this being, ask somebody from Wrexham Football Club to attend your function for free.The whole point of the thread being the cost £138,613 in my opinion is too great a cost to bear given the Councils financial position.

    in reply to: Community Centres #66364

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    Would it be possible for the Council to let these Community Centres to a local entrepreneur? There maybe somebody out there with a vision for making money.

    in reply to: Wrexham ‘Super Prison’ planning has been GRANTED #65221

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    @liam 11167 wrote:

    Strange, I never saw abstaining as something worthy of a witch hunt. It’s a perfectly valid form of voting.

    I agree with Benjamin here.I can understand abstaining from voting when the councillor has a vested interest in the subject matter.However when an important matter such as a Prison comes up I expect my councillor not to sit on the fence.To abstain is a waste of the position to which the councillor was elected.

    in reply to: Butchers Market #66296

    jimbow
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    The unit in question is the former Tomlinsons Café which is the High Street entrance to the Butchers Market.The property is Council owned.

    in reply to: Butchers Market #66295

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    Liam, You could write a book about a market.The characters,the arguments on what you can sell or not sell,position in market,etc etc.The problems in Wrexham Markets some of which have been sorted were:- charging a new tenant £150 legal fee on taking a stall.A months rent as a bond,a months rent in advance.A new tenant could have to put up front in the region of £1200 just for a market stall.Items recharged by the Council as a service charge to the tenant instead of being covered by the rent,include £400 to change an electric light bulb in the Butchers Market,they have to hire a cherry picker.£10,000 for a floor scrubber,which at the end of the day the tenant doesn’t own.Automatic doors have been charged to tenants at up to £5000 per year.You say the new system sounds bizarre and convoluted,the same can be said of the Council.

    in reply to: Butchers Market #66294

    jimbow
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    When I was in the Market it was one vote for each tenant.From what I can gather it has suddenly changed this xmas period to a vote for each stall.Tenants who have two or possibly three stalls now have two or three votes instead of as before one vote.This had the effect of the power shifting to possibly those tenants.If those tenants were trading in perishable goods then maybe they would be encouraged not to open and buy in fresh goods after the xmas period,who knows.The Council who manage the market are in the process of trying to rejuvenate the market.The traders who have been charged a rent for this day,should have the opportunity to open if they want.The Peoples Market is open,why close the Butchers Market.I believe that it is weak market management that is to blame by not adhearing to the contracts that have been entered into.

    in reply to: Cost of Consultants. #65537

    jimbow
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    No not consultants but maybe some department from the Welsh Office

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