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This is not just about women and the Independents – try breaking the mould within the Labour Party In Wrexham as a female- tried a few years back and could hardly get a foot in the door so I terminated my membership. Maybe a bit different now as they do have a couple of females now on the Council.
As far as it is a job or part-time – the fact that the meetings have nearly all moved to daytime often disengages womon who tend to be (but not always) the ones in a partnership with children that do the playgroup, school run etc and have to fund work around these commitments – fitting anything else during daytime hours is almost impossible. How many women on the Council have school-age children- not many if any at all I suspect.
The “system” does not present a level playing field for male and females or age. I know we have an ageing population but surely we don’t need a Council filling up with those who are 55 plus in line with the Welsh Government Older Peoples Strategy.
I’ll be turning up on Tuesday just to see how many come and see if we can gather some momentum – (will have done the school run and checked on in-laws before 10.00). This will be great if we can start getting the female voice heard – above all show we have the understanding to be involved in politics and community action.
Sheefag – will you be at the head of the queue with the scissors cutting the ribbon….
There are often reports about the workers in car washes and farm labour around the country who are controlled by Gangmasters and paid a pittance in exchange for a roof over their head – often in shared rooms with large numbers in a house. The lifestyle of some of the car washers is very hard trying to earn money to send back home to their families.
Is it just me that is thinking that the Tabletop sale on Sunday is devaluing Ty Pawb and going to make it into a venue for a glorified Jumble Sale of peoples ‘tat’. Where is the link to art and craft centre..
Also, whoever has planned this clearly has no links to the area or they would know that one of the largest Car Boot sales in the country takes place in Chirk and the other extremely large one at Bryn Y Grog take place every Sunday throughout the summer with people traveling from miles to sell and to buy- why would anyone want a table top in an indoor venue which has so little footfall–
This weekend sees Focus Wales in town an ideal opportunity to really show Ty Pawb as a potential flagship venue for musical events yet it is only going to be used twice. What a lost opportunity to really get new people from outside the area attending and then possibly returning as they have seen the potential as a venue.. all the Council need to do is keep on down selling and the very many negative comments of the risk of closure etc will come true.
Reading the previous thread from JaneJ how many more front-line care support services will be cut to fund the ongoing Ty Pawb money pit.
First and the last visit today- there were 4 Units in the foodie bit that had shutters down and no sign above so am assuming these are still not allocated and there were 5 with a sign above their door but they were closed with shutters down.
Is Wednesday half/full day closed? At lunchtime midweek I would not have expected to see so many stalls closed.
£2.50 for a smallish cup of coffee in a disposable container – not the most environmentally friendly service at a time when the National Coffee chains are moving away from these containers. As this was a container for a take away drink I would have expected a price less than £2.50.
Most of the handful of people sitting down were working and either had Ty Pawb or Council lanyards. A few public around who appeared to be lost looking around for ‘guidance or inspiration’ then walking out without buying anything.
The place was cold with air con blowing cold air.
Anyone looking for a staff should spend some time just waiting and be talking to people at Ty Pawb- taking on a Unit at the moment with a noin existent footfall can only be described in one way — Commercial Suicide.
Wetherspoons — full English and a pint or coffee for breakfast £4.50 cant beat it!!
Too many drinks being sipped in the warm sunshine — at least making a spelling mistake makes people read it twice to check — a useful marketing ploy!!
Councillor X, I believe you may need to go to Specsavers as clearly, you have issues with your eyesight. Perhaps if you have been to Ty Pawb your sight must be seeing triple vision which has made you think the place is busy – this of us without blinkers can see that the football is very small and of those people in there a number is only using it as a cut through between Chester Street and Market Street.
When some of the old traders tell you that they hadn’t realized the place would not have been full when they went into their stalls they would have had a second thought about moving in.
With the weather being so nice today (quite rare) the places in town that were very busy are those that have outside table and chairs- there is no such chance of this in Ty Pwb which means that the food stalls are likely to lose out when it is hot and when ot is cold and dreary all the retailer will miss out.
Does anyone know if there is anything on this evening or tomorrow as the website is still not up and running!!
Looking at the Tim Pugh Twitter picture on Wrexham.com of the ‘?????’ rubsish on the floor and the sweeping brush maybe the Council should employ him instead of Kingdon and Street Scene to keep the streets of Wrexham clean. He could do the job and it could be badged as Street Entertainment. Perhaps sweeping the pavements with the rubbish towards Ty Pawb and then he could make a mound that people will be told is ‘art’.
Camels and donkeys have for legs so would count for two per animal!!
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