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  • in reply to: A Much Larger Welsh Assembly? #146699

    Matt
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    No more pointless AM politicians please. Let’s be realistic apart from stupid projects that no-one wants the whole WAG isn’t good for an awful lot.

    I mean really if you have an issue who thinks I know I’ll write to my local AM Lesley Griffiths or Ken Skates. It’s write to your local MP every single time.

    I once wrote to Lesley Griffiths about the concern over closure of Plas Madoc & even though she would have had a large number of constituents who travel to and use the leisure centre. She basically turned round and said it wasn’t in her jurisdiction and therefore not her problem. Absolute farce.

    Either go the whole hog and give the WAG sufficient legislative powers to make it worth all its cost and bluster or just knock it on the head entirely. We do not need more politicians, better politicians yes. I bet the vast majority of these new AMs would conveniently mostly be from South Wales and the Cardiff area anyway – further marginalising North Wales.

    in reply to: Litter Enforcement #146559

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    Hi Trevor Coxon has retired and the contact now is Sioned Wyn Davies

    Haha so he has – just looked it up. I was still getting correspondence from him up until this Month. I say all the best to him!

    Trevor to take on Tour de France leg in charity fundraiser

    in reply to: Litter Enforcement #146538

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    If anybody from the council happens to read this post, have a look at Section 4.2 (Step 3). When the updated 2017 policy document was introduced, anti-social behaviour orders (ASBOs) had already been abolished three years previously due to the introduction of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing act 2014!

    Just to be clear, I have not been caught littering, but the enforcement policy adopted by the council does seem fraught with problems.

    Don’t leave things to chance, it’s unlikely that anyone from the council who reads the forums will be bothered/action anything.

    All concerns/issues needs to go straight in an email to Trevor Coxon trevor.coxon@wrexham.gov.uk – he’s (and his lackeys) the only one who will actually really action members of the general public’s important queries and get response clarifications or reports issued.

    in reply to: New Tŷ Pawb Signage #146475

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    I also read on the Wrexham Town Matters forum that a Nail Salon is also opening up in Ty Pawb. Who is in charge of economic decision making in terms of the cluster of what is going to fit in there that will complement the fact that it is an arts hub?

    Who is saying, I know I’ll go and look at some art but then I’ll also get my nails done? Is it just going to be filled with hairdressers and beauty type service providers just like the rest of town currently is? Where’s the actual art inspired craft businesses – that will instil a strong and fitting commercial offering alongside the actual art?

    I have no complaints about the Tapas bar as everyone has to eat and also I think Welsh-inspired Tapas will be a huge success. I went to what they called a Tapas 2.0 bar in Spain quite a few years ago which did a more modern twist on Spanish food than the traditional tapas and I thought then that Welsh dish tapas would be a good idea – unfortunately I’m not in the catering industry or have the catering creative know-how – so well done Alex and Sam for bringing this concept to the town. It is my understanding that people have had success with Welsh Tapas in Aberystwyth, Betws-y-Coed, Swansea and a place called Cowbridge near Cardiff.

    in reply to: New Tŷ Pawb Signage #146427

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    votethecouncillorsout. You seem to have an agenda against Ty Pawb judging by the amount of bad posts you’ve been giving it. care to share it with the rest of us?

    Doesn’t take Sherlock to work out the agenda of someone called votethecouncillorsout who only posts about Ty Pawb failing. What other underlying agenda can there be? I’d definitely not accuse them of undersharing.

    But here you go votethecouncillorsout someone has just given you a soapbox opportunity…

    in reply to: BBC views of Wrexham #146210

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    After the first speaker who pointed out how safe it was to live in this area compared to other parts of the country, the tone was more Wales wide than Wrexham specific. Interesting to see the graph re police numbers , Gwent cut by 23% while the North Wales reduction was the lowest in whole of Wales at 3%.

    Wasn’t it the case that there were NO CUTS in Dyfed and Powys in Mid Wales, putting them in the actual best position. Funnily enough large swathes of these areas are covered by Tory MPs in Westminster – Blue Wales. Cuts for policing for all unless you are lucky enough to be a Tory voter in a Tory area.

    in reply to: Who is Don Sturgeon? #146198

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    Donald makes his grand reveal on BBC’s The Hour by making a shameless dig against Labour from 8 years ago. Same old, same old Tories!

    in reply to: It’s Raining …. #146170

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    Gotta love Cllr Evans’ Monday morning Cake and Coffee jolly jaunt around the town centre. Did anyone ever get to the bottom of what the point of it was?

    in reply to: Shame on Councillors to refuse planning permission #146067

    Matt
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    That’s the exact same response I got Dylan except I also have them compiling an official council report to some questions I asked them.

    “I am consulting colleagues with respect to the specific issues you raise in your complaint as to the position of Wrexham Council in order to ensure that a comprehensive response is provided to you. I will revert to you as soon as I am able on those specific issues and will endeavour to do so by Wednesday 21 March.”

    My questions were as follows, directly following up from the questionable councillor comments.

    a) Based on the comments Cllr Warburton has made in a planning committee – Cllr Warburton pointed out it was ‘called mental health unit’ and that there was a ‘railway line by the side of it’, rather than explain his point he looked around the room and said “I don’t think I need to say anymore about that one.”

    i) Are there any reasons why Wrexham Council would seek to prevent the siting of a residential or other facility for people with mental health issues near to a railway track for fear of actions that might be taken? On grounds of health and safety or any other objection

    ii) Are there any reasons why Wrexham Council would seek to not house a person into council or social housing who has or had in the past mental health issues near to a railway track. Again for fear of actions that might be taken? On grounds of health and safety or any other objection.

    b) Based on the comments Cllr Pemberton has made in a planning committee – Cllr Pemberton bluntly said he felt ‘schizophrenics next to schools should be a planning issue’, acknowledging the need for such a facility but ‘it is in the wrong position’.

    i) Are there any reasons why Wrexham Council would seek to prevent the siting of a residential or other facility for people with schizophrenia or other mental health issues near to a school? On grounds of public safety, child protection or any other objection

    ii) Are there any reasons why Wrexham Council would seek to not house a person into council or social housing who suffers from schizophrenia from living near a school? Again, on grounds of public safety, child protection or any other objection

    c) Based on the comments Cllr Rogers has made in a planning committee – Cllr Graham Rogers said he had concerns that once a person had received treatment they would not ‘be returned back to their own surroundings’, and said if they remained local there could be ‘trouble’.

    i) Are there any reasons why Wrexham Council would seek to not house a person into council or social housing who has previously been sectioned under the mental health act or living in a secure unit and then released into the public after successful treatment? Again as with earlier concerns on grounds of public safety or any other objection

    Will be interesting to see what their response is.

    in reply to: Plans for house building in Wrexham #145997

    Matt
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    I think quite a few people are pleased by the plans. However, the usual uninformed crowd for concern are out in force on Facebook – headless chickening about the lack of facilities and infrastructure in place to support the new housing developments. I did point out that potentially it meant increased receipts from council tax bills for 8,000 new properties as most people living in the new housing will likely to be rate-payers, which would go towards paying for new infrastructure and services etc… Plus the additional consumer spending power that would likely attract retailers.

    However, someone even suggested to me that we don’t get all of our council tax because most of it ends up going directly to Cardiff. So the level of public disinformation is huge.

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