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It would be nice to hear from actual traders about what’s going on. Are there any there who are actually prospering? Is Ty Pawb working for them? Is the negativity on these forums a true reflection of the majority of traders or just a polarised view based on a few unhappy traders who aren’t realising the profits they were expecting?
Maybe the council could clarify in plain English what the rates are actually spent on. That way people might actually be a bit more willing to pay or pay extra. I would pay more to protect essential services, but wouldn’t want to subsidise those who don’t/won’t pay.
Interesting use of the word ‘snoop’. If council’s are using social media in official investigations which are in the public interest, then what’s the problem? What about the Newport couple selling illegal football shirts online, or the woman from Barry who claimed benefits as a single person and was caught out as she posted wedding photo’s online!! It’s all there on the internet plus many more examples of how social media has helped councils and DWP secure prosecutions.
So, I ask again, what’s the problem? The Post article refers to people only intending on their friends and family seeing their posts on facebook. From my limited knowledge, only friends can see posts when their friend request has been received so I can only assume this information is in their public profile.
Also, I love the way the Post use that well know unbiased organisation, ‘big brother watch’ as their voice of morality. Very one sided reporting using inflammatory language. Fraudsters and scammers make peoples lives a misery so if they are stupid enough to trip themselves up online, then all the better. Maybe the article should have reported on the estimated savings made from unveiling fraudsters using social media..
Hi Rondetto. If it’s an Audi check out wxm. Com tweets from yesterday.
Has anyone considered that cllr x is actually a council hater and is trying to turn everyone against council staff by posting supposed council favouring messages which he\she knows will get people’s backs up and in turn cause even more resentment towards certain echelons of council management? Judging by some of his \her comments it is clear that he\her has no idea of what is really going on in the corridors of power (or ivory towers, whichever way you lean) but I can guarantee that his comments are not reflective of any council officers feelings towards playday which is always a welcome distraction from the day to day depression that is Wrexham town centre. Also cllr x please get rid of that tag line you have; it’s so pretentious but then maybe that’s your aim, to wind people up!!
I agree. I wouldn’t even dignify shiftingspace’s post with a reply.. except I just have, but you know what I mean.
I have been assured that Ty Pawb is not included in the season ticket for staff. Just water world, crown buildings and crescent rd with guildhall reserved for cllrs and some senior officials.
I don’t think the issue over staff who are in and out of their office to visit clients or service users has ever been an issue — a staff who, as part of their job role is required to travel away from the office should have free spaces.
A way to deal with the issue of side roads being blocked by Council and other town centre workers is to place a restriction between 12.00 – 1.00pm Monday to Friday – this would make it unattractive fro town centre workers to park on the road.
Yes but surely all staff are caught up in the £100 charge? Also, if you work in town centre. Why shouldn’t you be able to park for free on a side road otherwise it’d cost a fortune to pay for parking each day. Sort of supports the view of subsidised parking for town centre workers!!
Some good points made here. I’m assuming too that this offer will only be open to WMBC staff and councillors based in town centre buildings. I suppose on the one hand £100 p/a seems low, but will guarantee a high take up. Whether the income equates to more than is currently paid by staff buying daily tickets is not clear, but I suspect many staff who don’t need their car for work Park on side roads rather than pay, And this would no doubt increase if they were charged £600 p/a. Matt makes the point about other staff demanding the same deal but as far as I’m aware, those based outside of town have free parking anyway. I guess if you’re someone who needs your car for work I.e social worker, if you’re faced with high parking charges but need proximity parking because you’re out 3-4 times a day, you’re just going to end up parking for free 15 minute walk away and ultimately getting to/ from appointments will take a lot longer and impact the service.
Now that you’ve informed them of this, I’m sure they’ll put their claims in as they are entitled to do so.
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