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  • in reply to: Wrexham food bank to shut down #152887

    Nen
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    I don’t agree with food banks, partly because they allow the government to be sloppy on welfare. They are also reliant on people’s generosity – a “generosity tax” which I don’t like.

    I also think that basic needs like food should be provided by the state where required, not charity. For the same reason, I don’t see why end-of-life care is not provided by the state (I.e. hospices).


    Nen
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    Cheshire has barely any traveller sites so why does Wrexham seem to be so keen to provide so many of them in the Local Development Plan, on top of the ones already here? What is the benefit to the area? I don’t get it.


    Nen
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    Nice post Alun.

    I think it’s becoming pretty obvious that the Government (not sure if this is Westminster or Cardiff) need to re-look radically at business rates for retail – probably effectively abolish it and replace with something else (like increased sales tax, maybe lower on physical shops than online?)

    A more local example than Kendal is Llangollen. I went there recently and browsed / shopped at loads of shops and can’t recall going in a single national chain (may be wrong)

    in reply to: Sun cream appeal for Wrexham’s homeless #152018

    Nen
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    I don’t understand why people want to give them free sun cream (or water for that matter). Homeless people are entitled to benefits and, together with the money that they collect from begging (which I doubt they declare) and the fact that they have no rent or other bills, they must have a bigger disposable income than many people with houses. If they really want sun cream I’m sure they can afford to buy their own – it’s a matter of prioritising their spending.

    in reply to: temporary 50 mph speed on A483 – Serious question? #151337

    Nen
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    The traffic on this section seems more congested or “bunched up” in the mornings with the new limit. You’d think this would cause more emissions?

    in reply to: temporary 50 mph speed on A483 – Serious question? #150985

    Nen
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    I assume that this limit will be advisory?


    Nen
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    If the parents are worried about paying a pound to park, they should be grateful that their kids chose to play football instead of golf or sailing!


    Nen
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    How much does parking cost there?? I thought it was meant to be a quid or something!?

    in reply to: Mass Retail Space Exodus – problem #150630

    Nen
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    Isn’t there a good chance that ALL physical retail, at least in its traditional form, will become obsolete over the medium term? People tend to buy things online now and the older generation who don’t will die out. If so, this is just part of that transition process. I think that once Amazon perfects its mega-warehouse type stores and that comes to the UK, that will be the main physical retail space in the future, and perhaps manufacturer focused “showrooms” like the Apple Store might also survive.

    in reply to: Women in power in Wrexham #150513

    Nen
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    My daughter has sort of half expressed an interest in this but, realistically, what type of person is Councillor a good option for? Is it enough money as a job in its own right or is it a part time “second job”. Seems to me that it’s more a “semi-retirement” job to supplement a pension and give them something to do. Or have I got this wrong?

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