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    What the illustrious Council Leader needs to understand is that no bugger is going to praise the precious paving improvements if their car has been totally knackered by the third world quality roads getting into town in the first place. Pothole after pothole.

    Some real constructive feedback – stop pissing about with aesthetics in the town – rolling the turd in glitter – as people so eloquently put it on here – AND actually focus on real infrastructure & service improvements.

    Businesses aren’t being put off town just because a couple of people have been moaning on Facebook. Likewise they wouldn’t be attracted to the town on the basis on what the footfall sticks their trotters on even if everywhere is paved in gold.

    On a more positive note – if councillors want to know about attracting people into the local area and spending vast amounts boosting the local economy. They need have looked no further than the Wrexham Lager Family Fun Day at Bangor on Dee races on Saturday.

    It was absolutely packed to the rafters with locals and coach loads of people from Liverpool, Chester and further afield. Was a great day out, people must have spent an absolute fortune & Wrexham Lager as ever a brilliant local brand ambassador for the town.

    The only way in the short term they are going to get anymore people into town on a regular basis to sing praises is by more special events with free council parking.

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    At the end of the day if each Comic Con was reported to bring £1m into the town each time & included massive cash injections to the hotels & restaurants etc… then all the local stakeholders involved – the University, the Council & the major affected businesses have dropped the ball massively.

    It’s a case of complacency and something being taken for granted. Had they set-up a special grouping to ensure there were no snags on the day (e.g. parking, transport etc…) on the staging of such a large event then perhaps they would have not been forced to look elsewhere.

    Although there is equally the argument in play that for everything that could have been done Comicon has become so successful that it has outgrown the town. The Telford venue is way larger & will tap into the entire West Midlands market – so from a commercial point of view it was a very smart move. They don’t owe Wrexham anything.

    I’m not sure what other assets they could use to have expanded the event locally – except perhaps the Racecourse – but obviously that is always dependent of what is going on – on a match day.

    I’m of the opinion that the Comicon will be such a success in Telford it won’t be coming back to Wrexham.

    Glyndwr could perhaps take on board lessons from organising this event and how to improve and again – stakeholder group I mentioned could be set-up to look at how future events of a sustainable size could be attracted to Wrexham.

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    @ matt, I’m not spoiling for any argument Matt, just pointing out that who are YOU to dictate what contributors are writing and if its on or off topic as you see it. Isn’t it just nice that folk are contributing. As for your OT comments, thanks for them as I certainly have learned something new.


    Original comment was purely meant in a sardonic way at the fact that the thread had fallen into the bun-fight that it had.

    in reply to: European Elections – Are they actually happening? #168193


    Also if the Brexit Party candidates had any principles whatsoever if they get voted in – they should refuse to take up theirs seats – like Sinn Fein do in Parliament.

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    Fine I’ll bring it back OT

    If we look at the candidates that people have mentioned we know very little about & have to vote on in a few days (well about 1 in 3 will).

    Conservative: Dan Boucher, Craig Lawton, Fay Jones and Tomos Davies – Why are they even fielding candidates? Their 2017 mandate was to get us out of Europe – an absolute joke surely – should do the decent thing & not field anyone

    Labour: Jackie Jones, Matthew Dorrance, Mary Wimbury, Mark Never heard of any of them but heard Labour has fielded a bunch of Europhiles who don’t click with the overall party or supporter base – massively underwhelmed

    Plaid Cymru: Jill Evans, Carmen Smith, Patrick McGuinness, Ioan Bellin – Going to pick up a few remain votes but will struggle overall as usual

    Welsh Liberal Democrat’s: Sam Bennett, Donna Lalek, Alistair Cameron, Andrew
    Parkhurst – Will pick up a few more Remain votes but nobody really gives a toss about Lib Dems in Wales

    UKIP: Kris Hicks, Keith Edwards, Tom Harrison, Robert McNeil-Wilson Redundant duplicate of Brexit – expecting the final wipeout – will barely even split the Brexit Leave vote

    Greens: Anthony Slaughter, Ian Chandler, Ceri Davies and Duncan Rees Token party, token votes

    Brexit Party: Nathan Gill, James Wells, Gethin James and Julie Price Will do well here but unsure if that would ever translate to a credible party in Westminster that were capable of delivering Brexit – even Theresa May has trolled Farage’s party By saying all they do is shout from the sidelines

    Change UK: Jon Owen Jones, June Davies, Matthew Paul and Sally Stephenson L-O-L

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    @ Matt….
    I think contributors should be able to express their thoughts as they wish on here. If that’s OK with you of course?

    So you’re basically spoiling for an argument. Got a paper bag here for you to sink your teeth in.

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    I remember when this thread was actually about next Thursday’s elections.


    Does anyone have access to a party bus? Got to arrive in style.

    Party Bus

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    Devil’s advocate. Brexit Party looking very popular – so looks like lots of people still want it. We’re still no closer to resolving the down the middle of the country Brexit division than we were almost 3 years ago now.

    This is still the longest self destruction of the Tories I’ve ever seen. Every day May remains ‘in charge’ they are losing thousands of voters.


    Brilliant – Night club bouncers to be taught new defensive classes against influx of offensive weapons from angry locals shortly after the first successful night opening.

    Gang leader alleged to be a Mrs X and her vicious Spoons Wives.

    Rolling Pin

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