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Every broad band / phone provider be it talk talk, sky etc., provides it’s signal via the main telephone exchange in Wrexham. The internal equipment is provided and maintained by BT., however the external cabling and equipment ( i.e. external Net Work ) which the individuals signal is carried along is responsibility of ” Openreach “.
So although your supplier may be sky etc., it will be in the main using BT., and Openreach networks.
If I remember correctly the PCSO., was a response by the government of the day to the growing concerns raised by the public and certain police authorities to the lack of funding of the police service which resulted in a halt to recruitment nation wide and the visible presence of police officers on the streets.
The creation of the PCSO., with severly limited legal powers, allowed the government to provide a level of policing at a greatly reduced cost whilst satisfying public concerns that the police would now have a visible presence on the streets thus allaying peoples concerns.
Although the powers of a PCSO., are limited, they do provide a intelligence gathering function, a visible presence and release police officers as previously stated from some duties such as school visits, road safety lectures etc.
I do feel however, that investment and restructuring of the Special Constabulary ( Whose members are fully legalised police officers ) would have been more effective use of resources and funding.
Perhaps those interested parties should look at and adapt the new local police plan, whereby they will have local stations / offices but the custody suit and cells will be on a local industrial estate keeping malcontents away from the town centre.
Perhaps there should have been added to the new prison and additional wing not part of but within the prison perimeter a safe and secure building, which held the support services ( i.e modern speak, partner agencies ) for these people.
The local constabulary could then bring these people before the local magistrates, and they could after due consideration be sent to a safe and secure place for a given period of time and receive aid and support.
It could also be offered as a voluntary place to go for these people for help and support.
Driving can be difficult which ever way you choose M56, M60 M62 are all subject to delays with early morning and late evening can be horrendous. By rail from Wrexham would require two changes one at Chester and the other being Crewe. Journey time about 90 minutes.
What I would suggest is drive to Whitchurch station, catch the Cardiff Manchester train, an excellent service takes about 65 minutes to Manchester Piccadilly, return same way.
I think the first train to Manchester out of Whitchurch is 0704 and arrives Manchester at about 0805 hrs. Car parking at Whitchurch station is free, whilst I believe at Chester is at least £5 per day. Distance Whitchurch is approximately 15 miles say travel time 30 minutes, and no need to go through the town, station can be reached via by pass.
As I have family now living in Manchester I visit frequently, if driving I go at off peak times, however, I have experienced journey times varying between 90 minutes and the worst being 4 hours. If meeting in the city I always go by train, quick and straight into the city centre, plus no car parking charges, which unless your future employer provides car park space is costly.September 14, 2016 at 11:42 pm in reply to: Am I the only 'Wrexham-ite' who doesn't feel ashamed to be from here….?? #119332
Born in Wrexham, worked in Wrexham, and spend in Wroxham which helps the local community. Found on average prices are considerably cheaper than for e.g., Chester. Some time ago required new cooker, the same cooker was £150 cheaper in Wrexham than Chester. 2 weeks ago fridge went us., on a Saturday afternoon, managed to get to a locally run family business on Rhosddu Industrial Estate. New fridge at a very competitive price obtained, delivered Sunday morning free of charge and the old one taken away for a fee of £10.
If we do not support local business and services we will lose them.
Fully agree with those sentiments. Also shows what respect the Welsh assembly have for north Wales in general and its former miners .
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