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September 12, 2019 at 5:25 pm in reply to: Opposing Brexit could cost me my seat – Labour MP Ian Lucas #173954
Remainers are a bunch of moaning gits who prefer to hide behind Europe’s apron strings and are too afraid to take ANY risk at all.
Bet you sh1t yourselfs crossing the street because it is too risky.
What did we ever before we joined? I guess we survived it!
WHat a reasoned and cogent argument you make Wrex-iT. I’m surprised you are not standing for election to advance your model of respect and open mindedness.
It is also a fact that the referendum result was only advisory, See House of Commons briefing note 07172
I joined the Boycott group on facebook briefly and it was pretty clear most members were just interested in doing away with parking charges in Wrexham altogether and promoting Broughton as a shopping destination.
Whilst I agree there should be a period of grace for picking up or delivering people from and to the station, Island Green is a commercial venture and car park revenues will be part of the revenue stream.
However, since Cllr Pritchard has negotiated a 20 minute “free” period will that be also be offered at WCBC car parks?
Yes, I knew that too. It has always been the case. However, it’s not just local authority staff employed on elections. I have done it myself (bored out of my skull!) and I never worked for the LA. I know of retired people who do it as well. It is paid out of a separate budget provided by the electoral commission. So, no story here!!
- This reply was modified 4 months ago by Rex Ham.
Fair enough Mr Bow, we can all make free choices thankfully! I don’t understand the logic, but your choice. However, the one thing Wrexham isn’t short of is supermarkets and last time I looked there was a Tesco extra pretty close to EM. But once everyone has turned their back on Wrexham we can all go to Broughton, or Chester or god forbid, Prestatyn to save the parking charge!
But at least I know where to go when I want to buy my Clogau Gold!!!
Let me first say that, like many of you, I agree that “High Street” shopping is on it’s knees The addition of EM has made the situation worse for Wrexham because it just adds retail space with no retailers to fill it. But, until EM came along, Wrexham never had (for example) a Debenhams. The old M&S store did not meet their then demands which is to have park and collect facilities available adjacent to the store and would probably have closed already.
However, my main point is to question why anyone would rather pay the price of fuel to drive to (say) Broughton, just to save the £1.50 parking charge (for up to 3 hours) at Eagles Meadow. I bet the drive costs more than £2.00
For a long while, I was a supporter of city status for Wrexham, but you only have to listen to every day opinion to realise there is little or no support for it amongst those who would have to pay for it. So, unless someone can come up with a plan or costed financial proposal to prove otherwise, I suggest we pay more attention to the real and actual ills in our society first.
Born Acorn, please don’t let facts get in the way of a good fantasy! After I posted, I realised this might be about the Halton Curve and trains to Liverpool via Parkway station, but if the Welsh Assembly Government intend to allocate battery / electric trains on the Wrexham – Bidston line, then they could operate on the sub-Liverpool stretch.
From Wikipedia “Welsh Economy Secretary, Ken Skates, stated that the Welsh government were in an advanced stage of talks with Merseytravel about running a direct service from Wrexham to Liverpool”.
Lets get writing to Mr Skates!!!!
- This reply was modified 9 months, 4 weeks ago by Rex Ham.
Born Acorn writes: Now it appears Arriva stopped ordering spares months ago, which is something I’d read elsewhere a couple of days ago.
Didn’t know they took the wheel lathes with them though. That would paralyse the repairing of “square wheels” caused by slippery rails.
If this is true, and I don’t know either way, it makes the franchise business even more of a fiasco. What happened to due diligence, or even a note on a fag packet.
Give the Wrexham-Bidston line to Mersey Rail so we can have trains running directly into Liverpool.November 26, 2018 at 10:57 am in reply to: Football Museum could take preference over bin collections. #159604
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