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  • in reply to: Crime in Wrexham #125803

    Nen
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    Part of the solution has to be that residents when they are going around need to use the eyes and ears and if anything that does not seem right is seen then it needs reporting. Local inteligence is so important in preventing and detection of crime. The Police dont have the resources to be on the ground as much as they used to 20/30 years ago so residents need to be the ‘boots on the ground’. There are a number of ways to report without fear of anyone being seen as a snitch!

    Residents are not responsible for preventing and detecting crime, that’s the responsibility of the police. That’s what we pay our taxes for, we shouldn’t be relying on a vigilante public force.

    in reply to: 'The Wrexham we want?' – anyone completed the survey #125769

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    Nen in case you missed it this is the second one following up on comments peole submitted to the first survey

    Ah right OK, I’ll have a look then. Wonder if they have even included my suggestions or put them in the “too difficult” box!?

    in reply to: 'The Wrexham we want?' – anyone completed the survey #125742

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    Yeah, I filled the whole thing in ages ago, I’m surprised it’s still going. I think one of the main things I asked for was better rail links – the current system is outdated and slow – the lines need electrification for a start. Also, for Wrexham to lobby Westminster for more Civil Service jobs to be brought to the town. Also, for the Council to start taking back responsibility for vital Community assets such as leisure centres and community centres – these are unsustainable in the private sector.


    Nen
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    Wow, ageist and sexist! At least they’re not “fat-ist” I guess.

    in reply to: How to Reduce the Pressure on the NHS? #125388

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    I watched a TV programme the other night, 24 hours in A&E. A woman goes to A&E complaining about a pain in her leg she had had the pain for a couple weeks. After spending a few hours in hospital she was told that she had Sciatica, and she was a ex nurse. she should know better. I have had Sciatica a few time’s and did not find the need to go to A&E.

    How could she possibly know that it was sciatica? She was an ex nurse not an ex doctor. Fair enough if you’ve had it before you would recognise it but maybe she hadn’t and was worried it was something more serious like DVT.

    The state that some GP surgeries are in doesn’t help, in terms of not being able to get timely appointments. This encourages people to resort to A+E

    in reply to: Woman in town asking for money… #124749

    Nen
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    Scumbags.

    in reply to: 2017 Council elections: A New Hope? or Attack of the Clones? #122476

    Nen
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    The newly elected Council in 2017 could change the calendar of meetings and make more of them evening meetings. The present Council have progressively timed meetings earlier and earlier , not sure who has pushed for this Officiers or Councillors. A minority of Councillors manage to work or run businesses and be effective Councillors .

    Thanks both. Just wondering because if it is expected to be your main job then the allowance is not enough to attract good quality candidates of working age. If it’s accepted that it’s a part time role alongside a career then fair enough.

    in reply to: 2017 Council elections: A New Hope? or Attack of the Clones? #122465

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    Do Councillors tend to work and do this on the side or is being Councillor their full time job? Is it possible to have a full time job and be a Councillor? If so, does your employer give you paid or unpaid time off to do your Councillor duties? Just interested how it works.

    in reply to: Councillors To Discuss Councillor Pay Rise #122342

    Nen
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    Nen, they have ipads with all the information, that is of course if they ever read them.

    iPads are only a “tool” – you’ve still got to read the papers, research around any issues being discussed, speak to local residents and council (and other) colleagues, follow up any actions from the last meeting, etc, etc.

    in reply to: Councillors To Discuss Councillor Pay Rise #122324

    Nen
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    I have looked at the attendance register for Councillors on WCBC web site.
    On extracting the figures for one Councillor from 21/11/15 to 7/11/16 the expected attendance at meetings was 25, of which they attended 19. The Councillor also attended 14 meetings over and above what they were expected to attend.
    The meetings are in the region of two hours, times 33 meetings attended,equals 66 hours for £14,000 or £212 per hour.
    I think their allowance needs to be reduced.

    Yes, because they just turn up to the meetings with no preparation and then do nothing else until the next meeting. 🙄

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