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  • in reply to: Ty Pawb #155398

    Rex Ham
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    Oh don’t start that row again wrexview!!!!!

    in reply to: Ty Pawb #155343

    Rex Ham
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    So, negative publicity about drug/substance abuse round town upsets people, and so does positive (PR or actual) reporting about a feature of our town.

    in reply to: EasyCoach #155326

    Rex Ham
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    “…perhaps it is time to consider Stagecoach who are already operating in Chester and are already running a bus service into Wrexham via Farndon”.
    No, you don’t want the Brian Souter company anywhere near!

    in reply to: The last thing town needs! #154657

    Rex Ham
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    Matt says “This is what I love about the diverse views of the town. In the other thread I’m commenting on someone is lamenting the lack of shops in town and now in this one it’s about the last thing that town needs.”
    I should have written more clearly. My intention was to suggest that the town needs to fill the empty TC shops rather than build new ones.

    I agree, Lidl will have done their homework and yes Alunh, I agree with your second paragraph!

    in reply to: Welsh Medium Secondary Education and the Groves School #152914

    Rex Ham
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    Alunh your solution is so glaringly simple and right, it’s no surprise WCBC haven’t thought of it!!

    in reply to: Aaron Banks running rings around Ian Lucas #150732

    Rex Ham
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    The headline for this topic is, I think misleading! Aaron Banks does not run rings around anyone at this hearing. All he does is throw out insults when he is cornered.

    in reply to: Ty Pawb – Very disappointed :-( #147213

    Rex Ham
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    Something that gets continuously mentioned and compared to Ty Pawb is the success that the Altrincham Market has had in turning things around for a town centre. However, what I wasn’t previously aware of was the fact that the Altrincham refurbishment project cost £175,000 vs Ty Pawb’s £4.5m. If it’s possible to improve a space at a significantly lower cost, how on earth can Ty Pawb have cost that much to refurbish with so little in terms of value being currently shown?

    Altrincham market is an entirely different concept. It is purely a market with the usual array of stalls in the outdoor market and the indoor market is purely a food court. There is no arts element. I’m not sure of the £175,000 cost as it was a joint venture between Trafford Council and a private company who let out the indoor pitches to other food vendors. The indoor market was hardly changed, the old shops just became food prep area’s The food vendors by the way charge almost £10 for pie and mash or fish and chips, I can’t see that going down well in Wrexham!

    in reply to: Who is Don Sturgeon? #146216

    Rex Ham
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    Donald makes his grand reveal on BBC’s The Hour by making a shameless dig against Labour from 8 years ago. Same old, same old Tories!

    Well I’m still none the wiser who he is, but dear god, as an opening gambit that old “The money has gone” chestnut was the lamest thing I’ve heard in a long while.

    in reply to: BBC views of Wrexham #146215

    Rex Ham
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    I’ve just finished watching the programme and I am quite relieved actually. I am relieved because the issues tackled in the programme were about Wales as a whole not just Wrexham. The programme was broadcast from Wrexham and some of the examples were from Wrexham, but that is exactly what they were – examples. Examples of the sort of problem every community in Wales (and beyond) face.

    As to the absences, perhaps they were not invited!! Perhaps our PCC was not invited in favour of the PCC for Gwent to give the programme more of a national brief. Perhaps Cllr Bithell wasn’t invited to participate because the nothing constructive to offer – who knows. What did occur to me was that Cllr Hugh Jones spoke well for our community and I, personally am minded to give him more listen time. Shame he represents the party which has sparked some of thee problems.

    in reply to: Shame on Councillors to refuse planning permission #145786

    Rex Ham
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    Having read a bit about this application, it saddens me to read of it’s refusal. The nettle needs to be grasped and this appears to be a well constructed and presented plan to help vulnerable people who are too often marginalised. A missed opportunity WCBC.

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