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  • in reply to: Weather warning #70936

    pete
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    It was mild (+10° from this morning) and drizzly about 5:30 this evening.

    Overtaking lane of the A483 at Rhostyllen and Park Road in Rhosymedre were still part flooded though. Was there a biblical downpour earlier or can the roads just not cope with normal weather?!

    in reply to: North Wales Police Web Chat #69850

    pete
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    What’s actually being done to make our roads safer?

    People driving down the Wrexham by bypass early in the morning with no tail lights is a regular thing (and the drivers are completely oblivious to others flashing/beeping at them). People pulling out in front of others, and driving on the wrong side if the road is also normal it seems now.

    There have been several road safety crackdowns over the years but they don’t seem to have made a difference. How do you monitor things like this to determine whether they have been effective? Do you see if the rate of complaints drops over the following months?

    in reply to: Eagles Meadow car park charges #69728

    pete
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    @zinger 15694 wrote:

    I was in town early one morning and was able to park & nip into a shop to pick something up. I said at the time, that this is what Wrexham lacks. Who wants to pay to park when you just want to nip into a bank or pick up a prescription or a bouquet of flowers. Time is short for most of us these days & not many people have time to walk around the shops for two hours.

    There are a few spots where you can do this (Chester Street, Crescent Road, Pentrefelin, Brook Street, Bridge Street, St Georges Crescent) but spaces are limited and seem to be taken by people staying there for hours.

    in reply to: Noise through the night near Pentre/Chirk/Newbridge #69671

    pete
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    The slip road off the bypass at Ruabon is closed for line painting tonight – might be some noise/smell.

    Didn’t see the advance warning signs for this, just had to go all the way down to McDonalds and back.

    in reply to: A483 A55 Junction Changes Updates & Info Thread #69300

    pete
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    Now that they have dug all the soil away from the central reservation, I thought it was interesting that there was already a long right turn filter lane under the grass complete with road markings!

    Maybe they are going to give this bit of road a wash and reuse it, hence the work now only taking 3 months ;)

    Does anyone have any photos of what the junction used to look like before the current layout? Were there traffic lights there before?

    in reply to: Woman on Roof – traffic Chaos #69664

    pete
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    Last time there was a rooftop “protest” in Wrexham parts of the roof were ripped up and thrown at people in the street below…

    in reply to: Noise through the night near Pentre/Chirk/Newbridge #69670

    pete
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    I didn’t hear anything in Cefn last night or this morning.

    What sort of noise was it? Are network rail doing some work on the railway line?
    Every few months around here there’s a rumbling/droning noise (like someone running a generator) that seems to start in the evening and go on through the night.

    in reply to: Post house Roadworks #68777

    pete
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    We just came back from the coast along the A55, turned off at the posthouse roundabout and found we couldn’t turn right to Wrexham. The queue towards Wrexham was back to Rossett at 8.30pm!
    There are no warning signs on the A55 eastbound at all. The outside lane of the Sainsburys junction was queuing with people trying to do a U turn at the traffic lights. You really need to be in the left hand lane to go around but you don’t get told this until you are at the roundabout.
    I drive through here to work and back every day and haven’t seen any signs for this set of works. Some large signs have been at the side of the A55 sliproad coming from the M53 but they have been folded up closed. We double checked on the way back from the diversion.
    The only temporary signs I have seen between the two roundabouts has been to say there is limited parking in Chester due to the races.

    The roadworks only seem to be on one of the bridges (may be mistaken) in which case I’m not sure why the bit between the Pulford and posthouse roundabouts is down to 1 lane which is what is causing the queue all the way down to Wrexham.

    in reply to: Bus routes to Gredington site #68053

    pete
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    The new cycle route that it is close to had a ‘no cycling’ sign on it last time I went past. I’m not sure if that’s been removed yet.

    You can send your comments to the planning department online here: WCBC: Online Planning Applications Search Facility (where they will be filed in the recycle bin with everyone else’s)

    in reply to: £500k On line service for the Council #66775

    pete
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    @johnnytv 11841 wrote:

    “Evidence suggests that households who do not shop or pay bills on line can lose on average £560 per year. With Wrexham’s total households amounting to 57,029* at the last Census in 2011 that means Wrexham residents are missing out on just under £32 million extra into the County Borough.

    How is WCBC’s new online system going to make this any better?
    AFAIK you don’t get a discount on your council tax for paying by direct debit, and there’s no extra charge for paying in cash at the payment office.

    @johnnytv 11841 wrote:

    The Council say “The new technology will provide a full range of on line services such as viewing your Council Tax account, reporting Streetscene issues or requesting a licence.

    There is already an online system for reporting Streetscene issues – it generally seems to be used as a great firewall of Wrexham to fob off members of the public when they report potholes or that the bins haven’t been collected.
    It seems you can already pay your council tax online, and apply for licenses online:
    WCBC: Pay It – Pay It… Making a payment to Wrexham Council? :confused:

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