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I absolutely agree. The Arts should be self funding or cease, just like any other business.
In the year 2013/14, the Royal Opera House received £25,787,567 from the Arts Council ie; you and I.
Despite being a Conservative voter at the last election, I have to ask, why are we wasting money such huge sums of money like this in a country where sections of society rely on food banks?
If sports such as Football and Motor Racing can raise huge sums of private capital and be self-funding, why are The Arts such a sacred cow?
Come on pal, arts, museums, etc will never be self-funding – there’s just not the demand for it (like there is for formula 1 or football). It has to be funded by the public purse for the “greater good”
May 20, 2016 at 10:32 pm in reply to: Recycling ‘Wheelie Boxes’ To Be Rolled Out To 13,000 Wrexham Properties #113670
- This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by Nen.
I don’t think I’ll bother with this, the current box is fine.
In fact, what was wrong with the old system where you put everything in one bin round the back and the bin men carried it out to the lorry?
If the council want to recycle, they can go through it all, I’m not paid to do that!May 8, 2016 at 1:20 pm in reply to: Lack of decent places to eat in Wrexham town centre #113000
When people talk about ‘decent places to eat’, I get the impression that they are excluding multiples and ethnic food establishments, and really mean there is a lack of quality Italian/French upmarket establishments. I can understand when people disregard pubs that sell food, but within Wrexham town centre I can think of 3 places to eat on Eagles Meadow (F&B’s, Nando’s, and Pizza Express), 2 Indians (Anise and the one opposite the Nag’s Head), 2 Chinese (one opposite the Wynstay, and the one below the old Woolworths store)
Decent places to eat? I assume this is either an attempt at satire or else you really have lived a sheltered cuilinery life!
Is the idea to reduce litter, or increase revenue? Where I work currently there is a significant amount of litter and commercial waste which is clearly visible yet the council contractors are only interested in cigarette butts.
If the idea is to reduce litter then the policy is failing as litter is not improving.
In addition innocent members of the public are being accused of littering, one of my customers was accused of throwing a cigarette butt on the floor by an enforcer. When he told the litter police that he had put said stub in the bin the enforcer stated that he had not seen the lid lifted. This worries me because these enforcers are assuming litter has been dropped rather than seeing the offence. Fortunately for my customer there were numerous witnesses and enforcer went away.
It’s to increase revenue – funds have been cut so every avenue needs to be explored.
This is effectively a local tax on chavs – much like the National Lotttery.May 1, 2016 at 11:21 am in reply to: ‘Current Economical Climate’ Sees Plans to Partially Convert Retail Space……. #112654
Some High Street blasts from the past here…April 30, 2016 at 1:01 pm in reply to: ‘Current Economical Climate’ Sees Plans to Partially Convert Retail Space……. #112637
This seems to be part of a wider debate / problem around the future of “high street” retail in general. The traditional model of large scale high street retailers seems to be dead or rapidly dying on its feet – big names of the past like Woolworths, C&A, Littlewoods long gone, BHS looking like it could be next. WH Smith looks a chaotic shambles of its former self. How long before M&S and Boots go the same way?
Their demise seems largely down to a rapid cultural shift in people’s tastes and habits towards large supermarkets like Tescos, out-of-town retail parks and shopping centres with their unlimited free parking and, of course, online shopping.
How does the High Street survive in the face of this paradigm shift?
Maybe “experience shopping” where shoppers can browse in a clean, fun and immersive marketplace environment (a million miles away from the grubby, smelly indoor markets of Wrexham)- being able to pick up and try goods in an interactive way. A mixture of manufacturer retailers (like Apple Store, Lego Store, etc) and independent “boutique” stores.
I would be interested to hear AlunH’s (or anyone else’s) views on this wider problem and the potential solutions.
By the way Hen, 2 big points here,
1st, Whilst I agree that Shefag and I are probably two of the most intelegent, humorous and yes sarcastic thread posters and contributors on here, but your assumption that “these two to run our area “ and that we are a “ bunch of multi millionaires who know the cost of everything and the value of absolutely nothing” is way off, admittedly a little flattering!.
2nd, I have to admit that your posts can be a little vague or difficult to understand at the best of times, but your statement that “ Daave63 and I have had clear the air talks – it appears that my innocent use of terminology vis a vis “beggars / choosers” in relation to people in rented social accommodation has clearly upset Daave and that was not my intention. We have agreed to draw a line under this exchange.” I obviously missed. I will however accept your apology in a retrospective air and with the grovelling respect and need for acceptance that it was obviously aiming for.
Daave63 [that’s Mr to you chummy]
Ps Shefag, I wish to make it clear, that yes I am a HouseRenter, but that does not make my son a RentBoy!!
1. I was talking about Mr Atkinson’s lot, the Tories
2. Was just a bit of satire based on the “Two Andies” combined with a round about apology :-)
Gawd knows Nen, it’s probably some long forgotten Masonic code for unnatural acts judging by the reaction.
Ha ha, yeah, he certainly knew what buttons to push to get a reaction – talk about hitting a raw nerve!
By the way Daave63 and I have had clear the air talks – it appears that my innocent use of terminology vis a vis “beggars / choosers” in relation to people in rented social accommodation has clearly upset Daave and that was not my intention. We have agreed to draw a line under this exchange.
Deary me – I am worried if we are relying on the likes of these two to run our area – bickering on a public forum! Well, makes little difference to me as I won’t be voting Tory – bunch of multi millionaires who target the disabled for cuts! They know the cost of everything and the value of absolutely nothing.
By the way, what’s all this renting fuss? Is it trying to make the point that Atkinson is only living in Wrexham for convenience reasons?
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