Matt

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  • in reply to: Town centre block paving refurbishment #154563

    Matt
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    Being obscenely wealthy, I never visit Wrexham in person.
    I gently glide above, silently, in my enormous gold-plated Zeppelin whilst sipping vintage champagne and laughing maniacally.
    It’s a grand life.

    Now that they know – they’ll be onto you – to invade your space.

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    in reply to: Town centre block paving refurbishment #154561

    Matt
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    My favourite thing about your story eyeman is that the town’s name hasn’t been mentioned to protect its identity & reputation. We should play a game of guess the town.

    in reply to: Town centre block paving refurbishment #154522

    Matt
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    They had been sitting outside the lady told me and was asked by a woman for a cigarette, when they said they didn’t smoke the woman let fly with: You F…G snobs, who the F..k do you think you are. It’s my home town but I admit I feel ashamed at the way it is right now.

    You’d think with the cost of cigs these days that things would rapidly be the reverse case. The state on some people.

    in reply to: Minimum price for alcohol becomes law in Wales #154443

    Matt
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    AMA I have no measures. I just know about the shocking amount in the thousands that certain large stores are losing through theft just within half a year period and nothing is being done about it.

    Some of the larger retailers honestly don’t seem to care about it. You see how many have store detectives present every day. Not every store has its security tagging measures up and running. CCTV not consistently being checked and monitored.

    Perhaps it is the case that they view the £££ thousands in lost stock not as worth as much as cost of security measures to prevent it from happening and have relevant insurance cover to offset some of those losses as well.

    To point out an issue doesn’t mean you have to have a comprehensive plan to prevent it. I know you work security and I’m not saying it’s those firms that are useless. I’m saying retailers in this hostile economic environment are cutting costs and basically just writing off loss of stock.

    You look at how many hundreds of large retail chain stores are being proposed to close down across the country and you can see a losing battle is being fought across the board.

    in reply to: Minimum price for alcohol becomes law in Wales #154426

    Matt
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    I think the main impact regular drinkers will discover is that there will be less promotions on spirits. Minimum price for a 700ml bottle of 40% vodka/whisky/gin etc… will be £14 as there are 28 units.

    Now this isn’t a bank breaking price, but shoppers are price sensitive and when there’s the heavily discounted offers such as 2 for £20 on spirits at Christmas – people will go across the border to Chester/Oswestry etc… to shop on principle that they want to get a good deal. So I think it will impact on off licences in Wales.

    Likewise people will also bulk buy wine across the border if the minimum pricing available is £5 for a bottle – yes the nicer wine is usually priced above £5 per bottle – but if you want a large get together you’ll want lots of lower priced house/table wine or those boxes.

    I’m fully aware of the health benefits/good intentions of apparently pricing out those who can afford get to blind drunk booze for a pittance, but since when have addicts ever been deterred by price. They’ll move onto something else, some who can will pay more (look how much smokers are paying now for 20 cigs!) and others will just resort to stealing booze instead – security measures across town and in supermarkets to prevent shoplifting is abysmal.

    This is nothing more than a terrible economic sting. Consumption will not decrease, habits will just change and another retail type will get a beating in an already cruel environment.

    in reply to: Travellers, doing a big shop? #154137

    Matt
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    Has anybody communicated this to Sheriff Andrew Atkinson?

    His jurisidiction in such matters ends at the Gresford Roundabout. All he can offer them in that location are the shiniest windows in town & a how d’ya doodly do!

    in reply to: ‘Grammar vigilante’ or 'Graffiti Vandal' #153997

    Matt
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    but with Welsh who really knows and frankly who really cares!

    There’s a place across the border named Chester. I think you’d do well there.

    in reply to: Ty Pawb – Very disappointed :-( #153947

    Matt
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    Just been alerted to the Trip advisor reviews of Ty Pawb. Bearing in mind that this has become the bible for people planning trips (in some quarters), it was worrying to note that Ty Pawb does not even make the Top 50 of visitor attractions to the town, has mustered up a mere 5 reviews, and one of them absolutely scathing.

    If that was my project, every member of staff responsible for that lady’s poor experience would be gone……never to return. Worth a look

    It’s quite funny that since Alun mentioned this 4 days ago – 12 positive rave reviews – mostly 5 star have suddenly popped up from nowhere. Seems a little bit forced, coordinated and non-organic. Perhaps someone from within Ty Pawb media team asking friends or on a Facebook group to post up top reviews to boost ratings. Funny how nobody could be bothered to write anything up about it in months then a light is shone onto this fact on every lurker’s favourite grapevine (these forums).

    Let’s see how many more sudden top quality location reviews end up on there in the next few weeks so that they can artificially inflate their standing.

    in reply to: Play Day #153923

    Matt
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    AM Mark Isherwood tweeted the following about the event and I’ll be damned if I ever had to agree with something a Tory said, but this is some pretty solid stuff.

    1/2 It was a real pleasure to attend Wrexham Playday 2018 yesterday, supporting Children’s Right to Play and highlighting the importance of positive attitudes towards playing children.

    2/2 Wrexham once again celebrated National Playday with an event on Queen Square and the Guildhall field. Gratitude is owed to everyone who contributed, bringing fun and happiness to so many children.

    I’m not sure why there is any reason for negative attitudes towards playing children or not wanting children to be happy.

    in reply to: Play Day #153902

    Matt
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    Councillor X, why are you so angry today? First class rant and I know them when I see them.

    I understand that there’s arguments over spending money on anything and everything when the budget is so tight, but attacking parents and grandparents? I don’t think everybody who went to the event wanted to treat it like a dumping ground.

    What should we be spending the money on instead in this case?

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