Liz Jackson

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  • Liz Jackson
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    More evidence of why there need a massive change in the Council is a report going to their Audit Scrutiny Committee next week with details of a survey of Council Members and Managers
    http://moderngov.wrexham.gov.uk/documents/g3232/Public%20reports%20pack%2026th-May-2016%2016.00%20Audit%20Committee.pdf?T=10&LLL=undefined

    “The 2015 survey had 22 responses from total of 73 potential respondents which equates to a response rate of 30.1%. The 2016 survey had 17 responses out of a total of 68 potential respondents which is a response rate of 25%. The respondents can be split as follows:
    Respondent No. of Respondents % of Total Respondents
    Member of the Audit Committee 6 35.29% THERE ARE 12 COUNCIL MEMBERS ON THE COMMITTEE ON 50% COULD BE BOTHERED!!!!!!!
    Elected Member who does not currently
    serve on the Audit Committee 4 23.53% THERE ARE 52 COUNCILLORS LESS THE 12 ON THE COMMITTEE LEAVES 40 – WITH ONLY 4 RESPONSES THAT IS 10% — 9-% OF OUR PAID COUNCILLORS DID NOT BOTHER
    WCBC Officer 6 35.29%
    Wales Audit Office 1 5.88%

    This just highlights the disgrace with many Councillors not fulfilling some of the basics functions that they are paid for–
    Is it they just don’t understand the issues
    They cant be bothered
    They feel their opinion wont count if they are not on the Executive

    With so little interest in auditing what goes on in the Council — not just financial but operational then no wonder things are such a shambles.
    On a number of items in the Audit report in a business setting a number of heads in the management team would roll and dismissal notices issued.


    Liz Jackson
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    Well if ever there was an example of why wee needed a major change in the Councillors in Wrexham was last nights meeting and discussion on the Groves. With the exception of Dana Davies only a couple of others actually had clue what was going on- both Members and Officers it was shambolic. http://www.wrexham.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/225744


    Liz Jackson
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    Documents for Executive and Scrutiny meetings can be viewed from the Thursday prior to a meeting http://moderngov.wrexham.gov.uk/ieDocSearch.aspx?bcr=1


    Liz Jackson
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    Thanks to all who have been in touch about possibly standing for election next year as a local Councillor. It is hoped that a meeting will take in a couple of months to help new people understand what standing for election would require.
    Please keep emailing your interest. 888lizjackson@gmail.com


    Liz Jackson
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    Monitor you are describing how the Executive and the Scrutiny seems to have moved in the past couple of years- nearly 80% of all items going to the Executive Board have never been through Scrutiny- this is meaning that the non Executive Board Council Members are having to ‘call in’ decisions made by the Executive for consideration.
    This is totally undemocratic , time wasting and shows no respect for the electorate who voted for ALL of the Council Members to play their part.
    Hope you are up for considering putting your name in the hat for a future Councillor.

    in reply to: Dog Poo and Litter! #111777

    Liz Jackson
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    School gate litter bugs have been caught today by Rhosymedre School- it is good that the litter brigade have started covering school gates as there is nothing worse than parents hanging around with young children being subject to smoke and then throwing stubs on the floor.
    Enforcement Officers keep up the good work.

    in reply to: Election Addresses – Read or Bin ? #111776

    Liz Jackson
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    Just read Andrew Atkinson’s election leaflet- the guy should be ashamed of himself making a statement that ‘Andrew led the successful campaign to save Wrexham Maelor maternity services’.
    Participation at an event does not make you the lead and the congratulations should go to those that brought the issue to the attention of the Public and fought BCU. Where was Andrew at the Public meeting held by the Health Board at the Memorial Hall?
    Andrew were is the evidence that YOU led the campaign?


    Liz Jackson
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    14 months till Local Government election — lets see if we have any potential politicians come out of the woodwork to lead Wrexham to 2020- there are surly enough interested scribes from these threads alone to take a number of the seats..

    in reply to: Wrexham Leader price increased to 6O Pence #111094

    Liz Jackson
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    The Leader should be referred to Trading Standards for misrepresentation — how they can call it Wrexham when most days there is nearly 50% that is Chester, Mild Deeside news.


    Liz Jackson
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    A key element of the issue of needing moire houses is that we are a rapidly ageing population and the number of over 70’s in 10 years time will mean that we need a major influx of ‘workers’ just to keep the existing services and businesses operating at the current level. Very limited building however for smaller homes suitable for retirees.

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