MargaretA

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  • in reply to: Welsh Covid 19 Testing #185944

    MargaretA
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    Man. City have only provided a car park facility for the testing. They are not providing the tests or carrying them out.

    in reply to: Thank Goodness for Boris – My Prime Minister #185853

    MargaretA
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    Mr Johnson a hero? Funny definition to give someone who, having told everyone to work from home, carried on holding Cabinet meetings in a closed room.
    Yes, he became ill and yes, he recovered, thanks to the NHS. The same NHS which were told the shortage of PPE was because staff were not using it wisely.
    What’s happened to testing? Is it happening? Where? Who is being tested? Testing centres dotted around England was a London based idea. Never mind that some workers didn’t have the means to travel to the centre, it is foolish to expect someone to drive a distance with a raised temperature and other symptoms. Why is it taking days to get test results? Why are test swabs being sent to America? Why has happened to the UK facilities for testing? Is it just that we’ve been led to expect far more than it was possible to deliver?
    I felt confident at the start that the Westminster Government working with the devolved ministers would move decisively forward. We would learn from other countries, so we wouldn’t have the problem that Spain had with it’s carehomes, that we would stop people entering the country. But no.
    So we are where we are.
    Stay home, stay safe for the time being anyway.

    in reply to: Care Homes and Care Worker PPE #184268

    MargaretA
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    Oh dear, oh dear! So much misunderstanding! Some care homes in Wales cannot get PPE, because their suppliers based in England are keeping all their stock for NHS England. There is a huge shortage and the virus has highlighted the foolishness in not being more self reliant in Britain.
    We are in the vulnerable group. Last week we received a message from Sainsbury’s that we would be able to access a slot. We went on line on Tuesday and received our delivery on Thursday.
    Wrexham has had the volunteer service up and running for some time. It may not be perfect, but it is there. Today Radio 4 broadcast an item about the volunteer army in England which is only just starting to work. Wales decided to go down the local route and that seems to be working.
    Stay safe.

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    in reply to: Care Homes and Care Worker PPE #184244

    MargaretA
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    Benjamin M says that residents in England have a gov. Uk website to ask for assistance. Exactly the same setup is available in Wales, but set up at a local level.
    If you need any assistance, contact AVOW and your local Councillor. There are volunteers in place.
    Our volunteers have been busy almost from day 1, offers from companies and individuals were collated and requests had a response.
    In England the Government launched its appeal for a Volunteer Army. Such was the response, that only this week were volunteers being contacted. Large isn’t always best.
    Yes, all the Governments/Assemblies should be working together. The planning for a pandemic should have involved all of them, as should stockpiling of equipment.
    When all the announcements are made by the PM in the daily briefings, how many realise that he is referring to England.
    Stay home, stay safe.

    in reply to: Ty Pawb and Drug Paraphernalia #181781

    MargaretA
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    https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/shocking-scene-drug-squalor-town-17838059

    The Daily Post carry an article today about drug use in the stairwells of Ty Pawb. Before the refurbishment of the People’s Market this was a perennial problem and the Council never managed to eradicate it. Having spent many millions on creating a family atmosphere within Ty Pawb it is disappointing to read the problem has returned. Hopefully the Council will step up their cleaning regime and closely monitor the stairwells to prevent the same problem taking a hold again.

    How are people gaining access here? Aren’t the areas secure?

    in reply to: What shall i do with my garden waste now? #181237

    MargaretA
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    How will the refuse collectors know if I have paid my fee to empty the bin. Will they have a list of all residents who have paid.?

    You’ll be sent a label to put on your bin. Simples!

    in reply to: Groves and Nine Acre #180993

    MargaretA
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    Goodness Derek you must have some friends with loose tongues in the council, it’s definitely going to be Rhosddu school – bursting and needing new premises as you say – and just round the corner – Ysgol Rhosddu Naw Erw

    Not St Mary’s?

    in reply to: Our MP is off to a flying start… #180943

    MargaretA
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    At least Ian Lucas had an office and local staff doing casework –
    Layby Lilly – where is Sarah Atherton office — how many local caseworkers does she have and where do they hide- as an MP she has the funds for a local office and team — has she been drawing this from day one?
    Holding a ‘surgery; in the open in the middle of Wrexham cannot be defined as a community surgery session!
    She needs to wake up to the issues of Devolution — why is she speaking with the Westminster Health Minister when Health is devolved to Welsh Government – they are the ones that are failing and need to be brought to account – a Westminster Health Mister can do nothing.
    She wants to set up a Town Business Forum — why on earth can’t she engage with the existing groups rather than thinking she needs her own!
    Can someone please let me know where I can find out about when and where her surgery sessions are held as there is nothing on her web site!

    Talk is easy. But Ms Atherton does seem a little light on facts. From the omission of Welsh from her election leaflets, to the role of devolution.
    We have business groups and forums coming out of our ears! Come and join the groups already in existence. Listen to what we need, and help us move forward.

    in reply to: BREXIT Hangover #180939

    MargaretA
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    …more project FEAR from Ioan y Ffin – first we were told that there would be an immediate economic crash and the world as we know it would effectivly come to an end, now this idiot is saying it will come in 10 years. Grow up and embrace the bright new future you have got.

    You may call it Project Fear. It’s not a term I would use. However not one of us knows where the country will be in a year’s time, never mind ten years. We just do NOT know! Trade deals are exactly that, a deal. We give a bit, the other side gives a bit. I remember the talk about trade deals being easy; free of the EU we would conquer the world. Let us not lose sight of the fact that it us doing the asking.

    in reply to: What are the benefits of the Welsh Assembly? #180515

    MargaretA
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    Personally I can’t see any for us in North East Wales. If we had a better NHS, better road structure & a decent rail network I would sing their praises, if our schools were top notch likewise, if we had low business rates, if we were self sufficient I could understand that the Welsh Assembly had some purpose. But it is all if’s. As far as I see it we hold out a begging bowl to the Assembly who in turn hold out a begging bowl to Westminster so why not cut out the middle man. It would save us all money.

    Exactly so!

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