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  • in reply to: Cost of Consultants. #65534

    jimbow
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    Maybe we should have Consultants look into the inner workings of WCBC and possibly come up with obvious saving on the lines of:-
    Reduce from 3 to nil Strategic and Performance Directors,saving £345k.
    Do away with Deputy Leader saving £20k
    Do away with Lead Members saving £109k
    Reduce from 9 to 5 Heads of Departments saving £360k
    Reduce the 47 Wards to 30 and the number of Councillors from 52 to 30 saving £290k
    Savings off £1,124,000 and this only for starters.

    in reply to: Waterworld Up For Closure – Possible New Facility #66064

    jimbow
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    Was it not on these forums that I read the Council were moving staff from Crown Buildings to the Wrexham Industrial Estate?I believe there is a lot more to this than the public are being told.The plans could be already in place to revamp Waterworld,Police Station and Crown Buildings but nobody will say.

    in reply to: Live Parking Info Signs! #65682

    jimbow
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    I park in the outside car park of the Peoples Market two or three times per week during the mid mornings.I have to say that I have never been not able to park more or less straight away, or at most having to wait more than five minutes.The turnaround in this short stay park is quite quick.I do not need signs to tell me that information, at the cost that has been talked about.

    in reply to: Live Parking Info Signs! #65681

    jimbow
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    Why are the Council run signs advertising Eagles Meadow Car Parks when they are dearer than the Council car parks?

    in reply to: Cost of Consultants. #65533

    jimbow
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    @liam 10360 wrote:

    One review which has yet to make it into part one is that of leisure centres. Been on agendas a few times but never in part one. Interestingly I believe that review is being conducted by consultants.

    Something big on the cards with proposals for a reduction of £400k for 2014/15 and £311k in 2015/16

    in reply to: Wrexham Council Silos #65562

    jimbow
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    I can not believe that Chief Officers in the Council on salary bands of £75k upwards, are not capable of maximising customer value while minimising waste,simply by creating more value for customers with fewer resources.To put this out to Tender beggars belief.Where is the Chief Executive Officer in allowing this sort of practice to go on?

    in reply to: Wrexham Council Silos #65561

    jimbow
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    The Report to the Executive Board HF/52/13 dated 12th November 2013 for consultation on Revenue Budget 2014/15.
    The proposed savings for STAFF REVIEW some at management level,some at senior management level were.
    Environment £220,000
    Housing/Public Protection £208,000
    Adult Social Care £ 68,000
    Lifelong Learning £258,000
    Prevention/Social Care £195,000
    Community Well Being £230,000
    Assets/Economic Dev £233,000
    Finance £175,000
    Corporate/Customer Services £169,000

    TOTAL £1,756,000

    Given an average salary of £30,000 for these management posts this would be a reduction in staff of around 58 staff.I am sure that more staff savings could be made at senior management level than those that have been proposed.

    in reply to: Cost of Consultants. #65532

    jimbow
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    Would it be possible for Arfon Jones to publish on Wrexham. com the cost of the Consultants fees for their recommendations for the Town Centre Markets,when they are known..I have been a Tenant in the Markets (now retired)and as has been already alluded to,found the Markets Management extremely inefficient.In 2006 Tenants had a vote of no confidence in the Market Management,but their concerns fell on deaf ears.You just cannot make inroads into full time WCBC hierarchy.

    in reply to: Wrexham Council accounts to 31 March 2013 #65169

    jimbow
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    There are enough ghost writers in the Council with enough time on their hands to make an interesting thread.

    in reply to: Wrexham the Market Town #64250

    jimbow
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    A Market more than anything else needs VARIETY of stalls.I went through the Peoples Market last week and for one moment I thought I was at a viewing for Wingetts Monday sale.There were stall after stall full of secondhand furnishings.If this is what WCBC calls reinvigoration of the Market ,I suggest that no more good money is thrown at this project.

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