Peterthewatcher

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  • in reply to: Citizens Advice #149388

    Peterthewatcher
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    What is more of a disgrace is that if you are not in receipt of any Council Service that if you access Council Welfare Rights it will cost up to £300 — were is the logic!


    Peterthewatcher
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    It was a private venture paying rent for the premises

    in reply to: Councillors Guildhall Car Park #148851

    Peterthewatcher
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    The Council should publicly display the statutory Equality Impact Assessment on this decision – it flies in the face of common decency to try and hoodwink the public with so much distortion of information. Clearly, we are operating ina two-tier society in Wrexham Council Members and the rest of us.

    in reply to: Western Gateway #148849

    Peterthewatcher
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    Can’t blame the Council on this one they have been waiting for Welsh Government to approve a scheme and grant fund the capital works.

    in reply to: Litter Patrol Chased off Anglesey – Kingdom Come? #148848

    Peterthewatcher
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    There has probably been less Kingdom staff on the streets of Wrexham – as the weather has git warmer some of them will now be working the coastal strip where there will be 1000’s of easy pickings compared with low numbers of shoppers in Wrexham.
    Basic economics their operators are paid on commission won’t mind travelling to the coast and make more money than in Wrexham.
    Perhaps Cllr Bithell will come out publicly and say that the Council have given Kingdom asset target annually so that the Council are gausranted a set income from the ticketing.

    in reply to: Guildhall Car Park #148847

    Peterthewatcher
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    This is nothing more than a PR exercise to make out that Councillors are paying out of their allowance — of course they are not as they are entitled to claim expenses and mileage as their home is regarded as their office base. They will pay out of their allowance one month and claim it back the next month along with their 45p per mile travel.

    in reply to: Ty Pawb – success #148286

    Peterthewatcher
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    Wrexview- slight amendment to the previous post re rates- Ty Pawb is still not listed by the Valuation Office – and it looks like the Council used to rate each stall but that does not now seem to be the message given to the new stallholders- best if one of the stall holders looks on their rental/lease agreement.

    What is still listed is that the rateable value for the Car Park is £68,000 = equal to approx £36k of actual rates.Based on the originally budgeted income from the car park it looks like the figures shown are actual income and not net figures. If this is the case another black hole has been found.

    Regarding the Charity, you may have remembered that the intention was to run Ty Pawb a Trust but has not now been possible. The Council wanted people for an Advisory Group but nothing seems to have happened.

    in reply to: Ty Pawb – success #148227

    Peterthewatcher
    Participant

    Well, nearly a month since Ty Pawb opening and the Coffee Shop lads have their unit open- what a shame they have had to wait so long (wonder what compensation the Council will give them).

    The place just does not feel to have any atmosphere. I really wonder what is the maximum level of subsidy the Council will put in before they draw the line and put the keys in the door to close up.

    in reply to: Council Budget error!!! #139819

    Peterthewatcher
    Participant

    Rob glad to see that you have had clarification on this particular issue. The combined budget lines for Corporate do not seem proportionate to the whole budget – the amount going into central services shows a disproportionate spend compared with frontline services.

    As the £6,57m for Fure is the same as last year — has the Council not taken into account any inflation on this figure or is it that Fire has been able to manage their funds without needing an increase.

    http://www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk/news/2017/3/north-wales-fire-and-rescue-authority-decision-on-future-financial-strategy/

    in reply to: Council Budget #139785

    Peterthewatcher
    Participant

    There is still a fundamental issue over the Communities First programme before people think the funding should have continued or the Council bail it out — was it value for money, how many of the families that were supported when these schemes first started about 10 years ago are still totally dependent on support- there are certainly large numbers of families that should have been supported but they have not broken their cycle of unemployment, drugs, poor health etc as highlighted in the WG report about why the scheme needed to stop.

    There have been lots of staff who have made a good living out of this scheme and self-preservation of their own position has been the highest on the agenda and not the support of families.

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