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  • in reply to: Living in Llay #63434

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    House prices in the surrounding villages tend to be cheaper, for example Coedpoeth, Llay, Caergwrle, Johnstown etc. where as in the town along with the Gresford, Marford, Rossett areas properties are more expensive, thats not to say they are necessarily better places to live..

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

    in reply to: Borough Tourism #66331

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    @gogledd 11244 wrote:

    Wow! I think someone has anger issues!

    To be fair there are some cyclists who do give the rest of us a poor image but there are lots of vehicle drivers who could do with a few lessons in good road manners too. PS I pay Vehicle Emissions Duty on 2 vehicles, my bike doesn’t emit any pollution so would be zero-rated anyway, I do pay insurance and I respect other road users and abide by the law. I certainly wouldn’t advocate any cyclist trying to cause damage to another road user.

    Back on topic – anyone else think that Wrexham would be a good hub for cycling or other sports?

    There are cycle lanes in Wrexham, admittedly not all joined up but how many cyclists use them? I get the impression they would rather ride 2 or three abreast on the road..

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

    in reply to: The Best and Worst of Wrexham In 2013? #66269

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    Have not been a member of this message board for long, but already I can see topics very quickly turn into slanging matches if someone has a different opinion from someone else’s view.

    Happy New Year To Everyone … :)

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

    in reply to: The Best and Worst of Wrexham In 2013? #66268

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    Best: Wrexham at Wembley in March. Oh and Alun Hughes record shop thriving from what I understand, nice to see…:)

    Worst: Wrexhams Councils inability to manage Wrexham, you would think most of them don’t even live in the area, perhaps they don’t.! (PS this does not include some Councillors who I know are committed to doing the best for the town)

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

    in reply to: Speed KILLS….. #66214

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    @steve 10993 wrote:

    Just to add to my previous post, if your saying that’s its as simple as a car running at say 2000rpm vs a car in the same gear running at 1900rpm uses less fuel they their is another problem with the statement of saving fuel.

    On a 10 mile journey, travelling at a constant 30mph it takes 20min, if you were saving fuel and driving at a constant 27mph the journey would take 22min 12 seconds so the fuel you have saved driving slower will have all been wasted again with your car engine running for 2min 12 seconds longer.

    The real purpose of starting this thread was regarding the government twisting statistics to say that speed kills, lets put in another way…. If I was stupid enough to cross the road without checking it was clear, I would rather do it on a 40mph road with a driver travelling towards me paying attention to the road conditions and road ahead and probably be able to stop or slow down in time to minimise an impact rather than doing the same thing in a 20mph zone with someone texting on their phone or not paying attention for some other reason and hitting me at 20mph.

    Point being its not the speed its the inappropriate speed or poor driving that kills!

    Drive safe everyone over Christmas!!

    You save fuel by not continually keeping your foot down and razing (is that a word !!) through every gear to get to the desired speed, whether it is 20 mph 30 40 70 or whatever, this is a proven fact.

    But with regards to cameras, etc. as I have already said I don’t believe in them being used to make revenue, but my question was how do you curb inappropriate speed shall I say, which I still say causes accidents and deaths far more than drink driving has ever done, and that is another unpublicized fact…. I don’t have the answer by the way …

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

    in reply to: Speed KILLS….. #66213

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    @sparky1 10984 wrote:

    I know that the subject of points and speed limits is a hot one but I was told that ” the speed limit is not a target we should aim for but a maximum for driving safely” !!!!!!!!!!!! so why don’t we all just slow down? make your maximum 10% less, you really don’t get there any quicker and you could be saving your money and points on your licence , and more to the point yours or someone’s life ! plus the police force will have to catch criminals instead of catching you ! Its a win win I guess “ MERRY CHRISTMAS”

    Well Said :):) Plus you save fuel…. Merry Christmas :)

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

    in reply to: Business closures in Wrexham #66223

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    @offas-pike 10963 wrote:

    Not to mention the redundancies coming from Glyndwr Uni in the new year, as a result of financial mismanagement and falling student numbers. Sad times.

    Oh no, that was supposedly Wrexhams ticket to getting city status ! :D:D

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

    in reply to: Speed KILLS….. #66212

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    Tried not to post on this, but as others I detest any sort of sneaky speed cameras, vans or whatever, but the fact is generally most people these days drive to fast in built up areas where there are people and children trying to cross roads, and these days the cars are so sharp on acceleration which makes it difficult to judge how much time you have to cross a road.

    So the question is how do you curtail this behavior without cameras etc. ????

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

    in reply to: Wrexham to Mold road accidents #66163

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    @taffy 10882 wrote:

    The only way to slow people down is to put a speed camera there.

    I am afraid the bottom line is that most people drive way to fast these days, everybody is always in a rush and inpatient, so there’s bound to be accidents…:( its not the roads that are dangerous its the people that drive on them :o

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

    in reply to: Forum Car Parking Proposals #65866

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    @alunh 10788 wrote:

    There will always be rumours about this kind of thing…..and quite rightly. M & S pulled out of Rhyl recently and opened a brand new store in Prestatyn because they calculated that this would be in their interests to do. As mentioned, Car Parking was a major determinant in this (as indeed, it is in EM).

    Businesses will constantly be reviewing what is in their interests and Foot-flow, Car Parking and basic Costs will be prime factors in their decisions. Even my dinky business has shuffled around Wrexham and North Wales over the years. My 1st offering was in the (then) lively Pen y Bryn, then a very small unit by the Bus station, then several other moves along the same street. Eventually, I arrived in the Market and then Bank Street. At all times, I have remained on the look out for somewhere ‘better’.

    Looking at the number of bodies actually walking around Eagles Meadow as compared to the upper town it seems clear that it must be a mix of Lease commitment, Cost and Car Parking that keeps many businesses in that end of town. That said, I don’t really have any firm facts and can quite easily be refuted!!

    Yes we go to Prestatyn and there is a FREE (take note Wrexham Council!) 3 hour car park right next to the new shopping center and close to the town, we have been going to Prestatyn on a regular basis over the years and the town has certainly picked up since this new initiative..

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

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