Rex Ham

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  • in reply to: Council tax demand #79733

    Rex Ham
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    and if you google Rhosddu community council you will easily discover the elected councillors in 2012 were: Gerald Caradock, Haydn Roberts, John Roberts and Andrew Williams

    in reply to: Council tax demand #79732

    Rex Ham
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    Oh please, get a grip of yourselves. Rex Ham is about to come out of the closet to comment on this thread. I am a gay man, with a partner and we have calculated from our council tax demand we get our bins emptied and our street lit. We pay a precept for the police and our┬ácommunity council. We pay the same council charge as our neighbours who have children in full time education. We get nothing else. So, why should we pay for the education of someone else’s children? Well, because that is “society” and we are happy to pay it for the well being of all. So don’t start splitting hairs about community councils, if you can’t be bothered about finding out who they are or what they do.

     

    in reply to: Hackney Carriages #72815

    Rex Ham
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    Yes, Jok, I knew that. It is also to do with the insurance they hold with “ply for hire” insurance prices being more expensive than “private hire”.

    As for a uniform colour, “Hackney Carriages” come in all sorts of colours these days indeed, I’ve seen a blue one driving round town.

    in reply to: Wrexham reach Wembley final #72773

    Rex Ham
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    I echo the sentiments of the last speaker!! Brilliant win. Something else to celebrate on St David’s Day!

    in reply to: A slap in the face from town centre shop! #71976

    Rex Ham
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    Some interesting replies to my original post, and I take on board that fewer staff have to do more jobs in every store in town. I am sure this assistant was completing an important task as far as she and the store were concerned. I would not have expected her to drop everything immediately. All she needed to do was look at me and say something like “give me a moment and I’ll be with you” or some other acknowledgement of my presence. She didn’t even look at me when she sent me to the self serve till, which I do have a problem with. That’s a whole new post!!

    I’ve had my say directly with WHSmith, however, the main point of my original post was that I am a staunch supporter of our town centre and it needs more people to use it. It also needs shops which make you want to go into them and spend your money. You only have to look at the number of empty shops in town to see the effect of “no spend”. That’s why businesses are in business, not to fill a shop, but to make money. There are lots of elements to make a shop/business successful and one of those is the staff. There is one stall in the Butchers market I always use because the staff (who don’t know me from Adam) engage me and offer some banter or even just a smile! They often introduce me to another product, which increases my spend. It’s called customer service and however it’s delivered it’s vital. That’s one of the things which will make our town centre more vital and used.

    Now, can someone help me off my soap box please…..!

    in reply to: BHS Broughton closure #72468

    Rex Ham
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    Perhaps the fate of the Broughton store will put more people the way of our town centre store. However, we can make the difference by shopping at BHS. It will only be safe if it is profitable, (no matter where the info comes from!)

    in reply to: Wrexham Prison job opportunities #72016

    Rex Ham
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    I should also add, that even if in the unlikely event ALL the jobs go to people outside Wrexham, Those moving into the town will need somewhere to live, thus bolstering property prices, which are at the moment, low.

    in reply to: Wrexham Prison job opportunities #72015

    Rex Ham
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    On balance, I can only agree with Mrs Crewe. The jobs and opportunities the prison will provide may not be the sort of jobs we are used to in Wrexham, such as manufacturing, but jobs they are still the same. There are plenty of people and firms in Wrexham who can fulfil those needs even measures against the “value for money” criteria JaneJ mentions. Even if, the only people to prosper were the taxi drivers at the railway station, it means more people are using the railway, thus safeguarding services for the rest of us.

    in reply to: Council Mergers #70831

    Rex Ham
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    Having read the BBC article, bearing in mind Leighton Andrews has rejected the mergers that have been proposed, this quote struck me as significant “First Minister Carwyn Jones has called for assembly party leaders to meet to agree a new map for local government.” Now that’s what I call democracy in action – not!

    in reply to: Question Time from Wrexham #71849

    Rex Ham
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    lol @ The Long Pull!!! It’s Glyndwr Uni apparently.

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