Matt

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  • in reply to: Wrexham Heritage dont let Council near it #158991

    Matt
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    There has been a long term trend in Wrexham of plans to turn absolutely anything of remote uniqueness and of cultural interest in Wrexham into residential. Perhaps if they even had a remote interest in refurbishing and preserving the town’s character – it would be a nice place to go to.

    Granny Midges – Let’s build flats – Collectables and Antiques a huge draw in other towns

    Y Werddon Brewery – Let’s build flats – Could have housed microbreweries – look how many craft ales are being made everywhere

    Hippodrome – Let’s build flats – The interior of that place was brilliant – restoration could have meant an alternative type cinema to the usual multiplex blandness.

    Scott’s and Peppers – Let’s build flats – whilst these clubs were of a different era and many people have hilarious bad stories to tell of their drunken visits there – the actual spaces in these places could have been transformed into newer night club locations or other entertainment venues. In other towns/cities the majority of a town’s heritage night venues get preserved.

    It just seems like the planning brain-deads in the council are that desperate for redevelopment they just push for housing plans to come in as those are the only ones they seem to support. Where is the actual inward investment support for the day time and night time economy in the town centre it just doesn’t exist.

    in reply to: Mayor #158851

    Matt
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    The Continental Street Market took advantage of the Mayors services when he held up his sausage in Hope Street.

    Laughter

    in reply to: Awful bad language by a POLICE OFFICER at Wrexham game. #158840

    Matt
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    Someone was running up late night posts after a few turbo shandies.

    in reply to: Mayor #158834

    Matt
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    I think that if a charge was levied for the mayor to make an appearance exactly 0 events would bother to pay for it.

    The prestige of a mayor is a very dated idea – people would just get other photo/PR moment hungry public officials to turn up instead – free of charge. Councillors, MPs, AMs etc…

    in reply to: Awful bad language by a POLICE OFFICER at Wrexham game. #158789

    Matt
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    Fake News

    in reply to: Homebase Closure #158667

    Matt
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    I heard a whisper that a fencing company was taking over the site, can’t rememebr the name though, I’d never heard of it.

    I assume you are referring to a place where the local spice heads can fence their stolen goods and turn games consoles and mobile phones into lucrative drugs money. That would definitely be a fit for the local market.

    in reply to: Worst performing A & E #158665

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    I’ve said everything I need to RE: immigration.

    Obviously goes without saying that an increase in local housing will put a strain on local health service provision both emergency and non-emergency (doctors surgeries).

    But that isn’t a new issue – it’s one that’s been going on for a century or more – towns and cities expand – public services need to be increased accordingly to match. It’s not rocket science. If councillors and town planners, Welsh Assembly etc… want North Wales to flourish then and make Local Development Plans work – then they need to put their money where their mouth is and invest by expanding the current 3 major hospitals or build another one to deal with capacity.

    Otherwise the Welsh will become health tourists themselves across in England.

    in reply to: Worst performing A & E #158661

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    Thing is, people completely take the NHS and our A&E access for granted. People moan about waiting times and having to wait a long time to get seen etc…

    But the bottom line is if you are in A&E and you are unwell enough or injured enough that you do need to seek urgent medical attention you will get seen and treated on that day completely free of charge in a clean and sterile environment by some of the best healthcare professionals in the world.

    So I find it utterly absurd when people whine about having to wait x number of hours and then getting typically British naggy about having to wait and then going home – with an ailment so they still have to wait longer in discomfort and then get a doctor’s appointment.

    You take many less developed countries they don’t even have access to the medical facilities we do – they’d be falling over if they heard Brits were cross about having to wait 5+ hours to see a free doctor – when they themselves would either have to pay thousands of pounds to even be seen or end up queuing or travelling for days to the nearest free hospital where they don’t have the cleanliness, staff or medical equipment and people are dying.

    Even in America millions of people can’t afford to seek treatment – they’d feel like they’d been handed a golden ticket if they knew they just had to wait for several hours to get treated for free. People are willing to queue up for several hours for a 3 minute ride at Alton Towers or to get to the front of a concert but not sit in a waiting room to get themselves out of pain and discomfort.

    People need to stop being so arrogant and ungrateful about the NHS because it’s an absolute gift and one of the greatest things about this country. What’s a few hours to wait of your life if it means in some cases where people go home and make the wrong decision and ending up dying – meaning they have no hours of life to live. Ludicrous.

    On top of that the reason people who aren’t having a heart attack or have critical injuries – they are waiting for very important reasons – in that time actual lives are being saved. Surely you’d want to wait a few extra hours knowing in doing so other people got to live.

    in reply to: Homebase Closure #158609

    Matt
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    I’m pretty confident that no-one is going to lose any sleep over the loss of Homebase from a consumer POV – there’s a B&Q at spitting distance from it, Wickes other side of town, Colour Supplies and probably a number of other local hardware/DIY stores people could go to if they wanted to.

    Don’t get me wrong it’s a crap time for the staff losing their jobs smack right before Christmas – seems to be a lot of job losses lately.

    in reply to: Jokes #158513

    Matt
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    Maureen will be shocked to hear this from me but is the funniest thing in this thread.

    What Zinger said.

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