Matt

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  • in reply to: Rhosnesni School #155618

    Matt
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    Social media has its uses…

    Someone has pointed out that when you actually go on the school website to view uniform policy, several of the pupils pictured at the top of the page are not compliant. This is the main publicity image used across the site.

    in reply to: Rhosnesni School #155581

    Matt
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    Yes, I find that understandable and acceptable that he sent out a letter and obviously parents should do their best to adhere to uniform policy as much as possible – I just feel like the follow-up and certain specific details of how this dress-code was then tested are a bit strange in a school setting in 2018 – in particular how female pupils were specifically targeted.

    in reply to: Sprouts and Council project management #155559

    Matt
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    The lack of self awareness from the very top is astonishing.

    As you’ve said Watcher – this is the sign of what is to come for Ty Pawb and I had this in mind when Clr Pritchard gave out these 2 nuggets:

    in reply to: Tourism Growth and Stats #155486

    Matt
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    Of course when you have local holiday park owners posing as ‘SS Camp Commandants’ on TripAdvisor you can see why people would absolutely want to flock to the area.

    https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/trip-advisor-concentration-camp-plassey-15107175

    This story has hit the Sun and the Daily Mail. Well done Plassey Owner – way to make everyone feel welcome. Wrexham hitting national headlines again for all the wrong reasons.

    in reply to: Ty Pawb – Very disappointed :-( #155421

    Matt
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    So what you are saying is that Ty Pawb has successfully elevated itself to the appeal levels of a polished toilet block.

    £4.3m well spent.

    in reply to: Council Facebook snooping #155364

    Matt
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    Two sides to every coin. I think on the one hand – most people would have no complaint with online surveillance and intelligence gathering on those who are just out to break the law and are stupid enough to reveal their actions online.

    On the other hand there have been instances of council monitoring of social media that I completely disagree with. This is when it comes to those involved with political activism being harshly targeted for not towing the council line so to speak.

    One instance that springs to mind is taxi drivers being threatened to have their permits revoked just for being a member of an activist group such as North Wales Against Kingdom Security. Are we saying that taxi drivers aren’t allowed to oppose unpopular views in the towns they operate in? That’s basically an infringement of right to freedom of speech – you criticise our litter hit squad we take away your livelihood.

    Another instance is where they target public sector workers – including social workers, council workers, healthcare etc… who would be completely entitled to join a union and have a political affiliation – yet get an in work disciplinary for being too critical of the British Government – when using social media on a personal level – so not bringing any public organisations into disrepute and not during any purdah period for those that must adhere to it.

    These aren’t general cases – these are actual instances that have happened in Wrexham to people this year.

    It’s almost like those that can be leaned on they will go after as they can’t do anything about the utter barrage of criticism that they get from everyone else.

    But it is very telling that the majority of people on here post their criticism of the council anonymously. So clearly if people have nothing to fear – why so much widespread covert commentary?

    in reply to: Ty Pawb – Very disappointed :-( #155340

    Matt
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    Needs a translation:

    A covered market in Wrexham has welcomed a new exhibition and performance space in an understated revamp that unites art and commerce

    Someone didn’t know what to do with the failing market & rarely visited local art gallery so they decided to hoodwink Welsh Grant providers into investing millions into a mashed up building to create a failing art space slash market all in one place.

    a turreted, brick-faced example of late-flowering postmodernism, with mannered, semi-circular windows. What tells you that something has changed is paint, in broad diagonal slashes of black, with white lettering announcing what the building now is.

    The original building was a piss poor design & they’ve tried to fool the locals with a bit of black paint That looks unfinished as they ran out of that shade in Colour Supplies. They also stuck a massive logo on it because they were worried locals would just ignore & assume it’s still closed down otherwise.

    Inside is the original concrete structure, handsome in its functional way, cleaned of clutter and made more visible than before.

    Looks like the contractor went bust or fled the country before reaching even half completion of the job.

    It has also required judicious management of a small budget, £4.3m for the construction cost. Signs and graphics, by the Cardiff-based branding firm Elfen, are an important part of the experience.

    They’ve had the financing of a peasant’s mud hut compared to the London Jaunts I love reviewing.

    (and I’m that posh I’ve totally failed to realise how overpriced & grotesque this project was in terms of local funding).

    I consider Wrexham to be so backwards that I am mildly relieved that the only place Me or my Friends really care about – Cardiff were able to intervene to bring some culture to the place.

    (again completely failing to recognise, how alienated everyone is that North Wales expertise wasn’t even considered).

    in reply to: Proposed 42 New Homes in Gresford #155218

    Matt
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    Captain C last time I checked there was no law against a bit of political satire.

    There is also no requirement to like everybody from Wrexham. Every single time someone knocks The Sheriff one of his deputies pipes up to his defence.

    I’m more concerned that nobody ever backs up Clr Pritchard and he faces far greater scrutiny than Andy. Must everybody have a personal grudge against him? Why doesn’t someone set-up a Leader of the Council Fan club? There must be some people who liked him or he wouldn’t have so many votes.

    in reply to: Ty Pawb – Very disappointed :-( #155184

    Matt
    Participant

    They are usually referring to the fact that it looks unfinished – relative to the millions spent on it.

    in reply to: Ty Pawb – Very disappointed :-( #155164

    Matt
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    Nothing like desperately trying to make somewhere look busy by taking out the Exec Board Squad. I heard other people actually left because they didn’t want to eat anywhere near this mob. Only busy because they were in there otherwise largely empty. I wonder who picked up the tab for the meal? Was it the rate payer as usual?

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