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  • in reply to: Update on Wrexham shops #67697

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    @rondetto 12976 wrote:

    I was amazed at how quiet the Monday market was this bank holiday too.
    Very few stalls now compared to how previous years bank holidays.

    From Hundreds (well it felt like hundreds!) of stalls on the original best market, and then Asda, and now to what it is, it is only a matter of time before there is no market, and markets do not just bring trade to the markets but to the rest of the town, just look at Mold on a Wednesday and Saturday…

    Maybe Ian Lucas will come up with a plan…. :D:D:D:D

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

    in reply to: Update on Wrexham shops #67696

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    There are probably relatively few people that read this forum and even less posting, but I am sure on this topic the big majority of WREXHAM people would agree with pretty much everything that is being stated/observed… :):) but obviously they are voting with their feet….

    When the Olympic torch came to Wrexham I could not believe all the thousands of people who came out on that day and where they have all been and where they go, again I saw people there that I had not seen for years, just imagine if they all still shopped in Wrexham… ;)

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

    in reply to: Update on Wrexham shops #67695

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    Yes Rondetto, but it is actually worse than that, because if you have a bus pass (which a big majority of M&S shoppers have) you can go to Chester completely free cross the road, shop in M&S and get the bus back..
    The alternative is get a bus to King Street trek down to Eagles Meadow, do your shopping and trapse back to King Street carrying your ladened shopping bags, so that is what is happening in the real world… :rolleyes::rolleyes:

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

    in reply to: Update on Wrexham shops #67694

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    For me I had a rare excursion to Chester this morning, called in M&S whilst there and me being a Wrexham born and bred person knew and recognized a lot of the people in there as Wrexham residents….
    Is the writing on the wall for M&S in Wrexham ? :eek:

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

    in reply to: Saving money by not cutting the grass. #67640

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    I have just passed by the back of the Guildhall where TWO grass cutters are doing an excellent job of keeping the grass nice and short, although it wasn’t particularly long before they started, so on behalf of all the Students of Glyndwr University I would like to thank Wrexham Council for keeping the grass nice and short for us to sit on, UNFORTUNATLEY less than half a mile from the town the grass is a foot high.. :o:o

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

    in reply to: New Car Parking Charges #66594

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    @katia 12813 wrote:

    Is the town quieter because of the parking charges, probably at least in part, doesn’t help anyway.
    We all know various people with seemingly odd shopping habits.
    Some elderly folk with bus passes that live in surrounding villages travel into King Street using their bus passes, then catch a bus to Chester or Mold or even further to do their shopping, argument being things are less spread out once getting off the bus, plus its a day out. They prefer this to walking to Eagles Meadow for M&S etc, maybe the ShoppaHoppa was more useful than realised.
    More often than not they treat themselves to a few pints and something to eat or at least teas/coffees. All good for shops and pubs and cafes in Chester, and the bus strip is paid by WAG for people to spend in England.
    Maybe trips to destinations outside Wales shouldn’t be part of their bus pass, or maybe it all helps the bus companies keep fares down.

    Then there are ( usually ) younger people but oldies too that are lucky enough to have cars but seem to feel paying to park when shopping or visiting the cinema is outrageous. They will rather spend the money on fuel and visit the cinema at Cheshire Oaks with free parking, and to make the most of the trip perhaps do some shopping at M&S, ASDA and the outlet village plus have something to eat.

    There will always be those that like a daytrip somewhere different but the planners that incorporated chargeable parking at Eagles Meadow reduced the attraction of a visit, even before considering several negative incidents of penalty tickets publicised which also deters people.
    I haven’t a clue how these things are put together so far as incentives to locate, but surely Debenhams, M&S, the Odeon etc must have realised a chargeable car park puts them at a disadvantage, and the eating establishments even more so. A free car park should have been insisted upon.

    Even within the small group of people that I am aware of, there is no doubt Eagles Meadow and Wrexham town centre – is that the right order of importance these days – are both losing out because of the parking costs compared to other destinations.

    On a sunny day for instance you can take the kids to Llandudno and park in the street for 90 minutes without charge, that pays for ice creams if nothing else. There are always plenty of shoppers milling about. You can’t compare Wrexham to Llandudno I suppose but everytime I walk around Wrexham town centre there are less and less shops, and less reasons to justify paying a high parking charge. Might as well just go to TESCO and ASDA instead.

    WMBC should seriously think about attracting the shoppers that like to like to have a walk around, have a coffee with a cake and not just sit in the house ordering everything from Amazon !

    This is the best post that I have seen on this forum, and I would imagine the majority of Wrexham people like me would not disagree with a single word, which begs the question, why can’t people in positions to do something about all Katias points do something to rectify the obvious problems in Wrexham..

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

    in reply to: Saving money by not cutting the grass. #67639

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    I passed Acton School yesterday and there were 5 year olds I would guess trying to kick a ball through 6 inches of grass ! the ball was hardly moving, is this what we have come to in Wrexham :(:(

    Wrexham is being decimated :o:o

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

    in reply to: Memorial Hall Soul Night #67266

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    Yes I do realize now that it was not one of Denzils promotions, somehow though, us included a lot of people did not realize that fact before arriving last night, will be careful to check in future, as even although we were glad the night made some good money for the charities it was not what we come to expect from the usual Motown/Northern Soul nights. ;)

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

    in reply to: Memorial Hall Soul Night #67265

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    I appreciate what you are saying Alunh, but the fact was the event was not a private function, it was a function that was open to the general public to support, and therefore I fail to see why tables were reserved, by the way we were not the only people who objected to this.

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

    in reply to: Big Killer hits Wrexham #67235

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    @99dylanjones 12612 wrote:

    If you saw someone at risk of harm on a road – would you stop them?
    If you saw someone at risk of harm from eating- would you stop them?

    There is choice on both sides in both these situations. Very difficult dilemma.

    Ahgggggggggg … It was serious.. deary deary me :(:(:(:eek:

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

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