MP1953

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  • in reply to: Virgin Media cable laying in Wrexham #140076

    MP1953
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    I am still awaiting a reply to my e mail that was forwarded on to the Council from the local counsellor. However, the present contractors are telling me the previous contractor went bust after having been paid for the job. I do not know how true this is. The present job I am told will take a week to complete. There must be up to 15 workmen on site. Quite a hefty bill involved for what seems a schoolboy error.

    Yes I got the same reply, apparently the cables were supposed to be 300mm deep but were put at just 100mm

    As already stated surly Wrexham Council must still have clerk of the works (they used to be called) to check that the work is being done to spec as it goes along, of course Virgin Media also should have been checking to make sure the job was being done to the required standard, what a C*** Up !

    The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

    in reply to: What do people think ? #139848

    MP1953
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    Have you ever looked at the cars in the disabled areas, it is quite obvious there is no shortage of money, but of course they should still get priority parking not just in council car parks but everywhere and be allowed as they are now to park on double yellow lines as long as it is safe to do so if that makes it easier for them.

    But free parking no, a lot of blue badge holders may well be better off financially than a lot of able bodied people, although as I have already stated on other threads I think there should be more free parking for everyone to attract people into the town.

    The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

    in reply to: Parking #139503

    MP1953
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    Wrexham Council failing to see the bigger picture again

    Parking rates go up
    > Less people come in to town to shop
    > Less retail businesses attracted into town
    > Business rates income goes down
    > Council deficit increases
    > Need to increase parking rates again
    > Cycle continues

    However….
    Parking rates reduced
    > More people come in to town to shop
    > More retail businesses attracted into town
    > Business rates income goes up
    > Council deficit reduces
    > etc

    Precisely again that’s the way I see it along with many others, another point in case is Mold 50p parking for three hours and the place is absolutely vibrant.(not free I know but 50p is obviously acceptable to people)

    The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

    in reply to: Parking #139474

    MP1953
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    I don’t have a problem with the council spending taxes on providing free parking for people with cars, but only if they match the funds they use with funds spent on public transport. People who don’t have a car should not have to help subsidise those who do.

    Bubble, I think you misunderstand the debate. Taxes are not being spent to provide free parking. The car parks actually make a profit and that money goes into council coffers to pay towards other services. My point at the meeting was to freeze car park charges as any increases would deter people from visiting the town to shop or whatever. Also rather than take away the existing free parking during certain hours (which was the proposal), I wanted to see more free parking targeted at Local residents to spend more time in town. The car parks would still make a profit and the Council could use that money as it does now to go towards its budgets. The subject will now go to public consultation, and everybody will have an opportunity to have their say.

    Providing free parking in a council run car park would still deprive the council of revenue, however small that amount might be, and it is all of us – not just car owners – who bear that cost. So if we’re talking in technicalities, perhaps the amount of revenue LOST by the council in providing x amounts of hours free parking to car owners could be matched by the same amount being spent on public transport for those who do not have cars. Just because the council owns the car park and makes a profit in parking charges does not mean this only affects people with cars – why should the council provide free parking for car owners without also helping those who rely on public transport.

    And I am afraid there lies the problem with Wrexham as iout alludes to, the only way is down :(

    The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

    in reply to: Parking #139458

    MP1953
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    I don’t have a problem with the council spending taxes on providing free parking for people with cars, but only if they match the funds they use with funds spent on public transport. People who don’t have a car should not have to help subsidise those who do.

    Bubble, I think you misunderstand the debate. Taxes are not being spent to provide free parking. The car parks actually make a profit and that money goes into council coffers to pay towards other services. My point at the meeting was to freeze car park charges as any increases would deter people from visiting the town to shop or whatever. Also rather than take away the existing free parking during certain hours (which was the proposal), I wanted to see more free parking targeted at Local residents to spend more time in town. The car parks would still make a profit and the Council could use that money as it does now to go towards its budgets. The subject will now go to public consultation, and everybody will have an opportunity to have their say.

    Well said Mike, I don’t understand, me being just an ordinary commoner, unlike all the illustrious councillors and Council big wigs that frequent this site !! how putting parking prices up attracts people to come and shop in a town (and it hurts me to say this as having lived in Wrexham for all of my life) that lets be honest leaves a lot to be desired at this moment in time, and believe me I want Wrexham to thrive as a town.

    The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

    in reply to: Parking #139414

    MP1953
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    If say the car park at the back of the library was free for an hour, (as a start) how many people would be encouraged to slip into town for just the odd thing ? at the moment this will not happen with the charges!

    I know I keep repeating myself but the 3 hour free parking in Prestatyn has absolutely transformed the town, of which was on the same down ward path as Wrexham is now beforehand.

    Councillor Davies Quoted

    “Speaking to people in town, looking at social media, the amount of people complaining about prices of parking in town. A lot of shops are struggling and there’s various activities to boost trade, there’s the various forums going on in town, festivals etc. I don’t think any increase on car parks will be beneficial to the shops, personally.
    “I am disappointed with the doing away of the free parking, that’s the worst part of it as far as I am concerned. It can’t possibly benefit anyone, all that’s happening is it will raise revenue.
    “I appreciate our car parks raise revenue for the council and they do make a profit. However my feelings are a car park shouldn’t be a business, it’s an essential resource for the town and it should be there for the people of Wrexham to park and for the shops to thrive.
    “Any increase at this moment, I don’t this is a good idea because motorists are feeling the pinch and I’d be interested to see how much extra these proposals are anticipated to make, because I’m aware we do make a profit from the car park, but I don’t feel the car park should at the moment be used as a cash cow to subsidise other departments.”
    He added: “I think the council could be bolder with certain aspects. I’d like to see increasing free parking. I think it would be great to see a scheme where local tax payers could have free parking for two or three hours a week.”
    “I am interested how much money is this going to raise and is that the reason for doing it?”

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    The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

    in reply to: Parking #139358

    MP1953
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    Why? Compared to a lot of towns those prices a pretty reasonable, go to Chester and see how much they charge. Maybe traders should get scheme together where if a customer spends so much in a their shop, they get some or all their parking paid. Everyone needs to work together through these difficult times instead of sitting back pointing fingers! Where’s the community spirit?

    Ummm there’s a little more to offer in Chester for your parking charge, where as Wrexham needs every help there is to attract people to the town especially with Broughton 10 mins up the road, said it before but Prestatyn is a point in case where the town has been transformed with 3 hours free parking.

    The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

    in reply to: Minimum alcohol price set for Wales! #139254

    MP1953
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    It could be something that should be welcomed. It may prevent
    Supermarkets using alcohol as ‘loss leaders’ (why not offer cheaper
    food), and also may reduce domestic abuse, where the guy gets pissed
    at home and bullies the wife. If he gets stroppy in the pub, he soon
    gets answered.

    I think it could be a good move all round.

    It’s aimed at people with serious alcohol problems, you know the sort who are willing to spend less on food to ensure that they have enough money to fuel their alcohol habits? A price rise will do nothing to deter those sorts of people.

    Those who want to force this nanny state nonsense on all of us clearly learned nothing from prohibition. Even if you make alcohol literally impossible to get hold of via legal means, those with problems are still going to find a way to get their fix. Whether it be through bulk buying from bootleggers or by creating their own dangerously strong homebrews.

    The people who will be affected most will be moderate low-income drinkers, not alcoholics. As always, the nanny state government can only come up with basic solutions to complex issues, proving that those who govern on our behalf are generally incompetent.

    Exactly, but it’s the do good-er, politically correct, liberals etc. etc. whatever you want to call them that force the agenda for all these sort of things, but it is not the majority it is the minority of people, which is why these days when Joe Public is given the chance to shove it up the establishment, Brexit, Trump, Germany etc. they take it.

    The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

    in reply to: The Groves #138164

    MP1953
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    There are diggers on the groves site now, anyone know what they are doing?

    Ah just found this, must of cost some money all of this !

    http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/home/2017/09/29/gallery/operation-begins-to-clean-up-and-secure-former-homeless-camp-site-at-wrexham-s-groves-school-96302/?ut=20170929140549548

    The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

    in reply to: The Groves #138163

    MP1953
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    There are diggers on the groves site now, anyone know what they are doing?

    The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

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