Rex Ham

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  • in reply to: Is Rhosddu now a no-go area? #104724

    Rex Ham
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    janeywxm, if you are happy to name people on here, have you named the person to the police?

    Back to the original post, several years ago, a Grosvenor ward councillor showed me the extent of the problem in the old grave yard in Rhosddu. The councillor didn’t know who they were, so the police didn’t act on the information.

    in reply to: Don't Bomb Syria ? #104087

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    “I will try, once more, to do what is right and I know, from the correspondence I have received, that there are different views and that not all of you will agree with my final decision.”

    A quote from his letter. I think this is a case of heads you win, tails you loose. He ain’t going to please everybody, but at least he is listening.

    in reply to: Don't Bomb Syria ? #103958

    Rex Ham
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    I don’t know anything about the “Stop the war” organisation and I would go to great length to avoid any such confrontation. However, when an organisation such as ISIS go to such great lengths to kill people who are not part of their ideology then the rest world has to say enough is enough. Who will send a message to ISIS to tell them to respect human life? Who will tell them to stop the war against innocent people in and away from Syria? And will ISIS listen? No of course not because they are a terror organisation with only their own ideology. Now as to who tells ISIS “enough is enough” should it be the Americans? Regarded my many as the “world police”? No, it should be a united effort and regrettably the UK must be part of that action.

    in reply to: Lack of decent places to eat in Wrexham town centre #103903

    Rex Ham
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    Ate at the Lemon Tree yesterday and very nice it was too. Good menu, nice table staff, nice atmosphere and good food.

    in reply to: Lack of decent places to eat in Wrexham town centre #103649

    Rex Ham
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    WrecsamGirl, in my memory, it was always so. For some reason, Wrexham people seem to prefer to eat out of town. I can only recall The Steak and Claret restaurant in Regent House offering what is now called fine dining. From the 1960’s people seemed to prefer places like the Golden Groves, The Cross Lanes, Grosvenor (Pulford and Aldford) to name but a few. I guess because Wrexham has always been a barracks town and the centre a bit ‘er how can I put this nicely, “rough”, people have celebrated their special times away from town. Having said that, when I look around, there is more food choice now than I ever recall.

    On a related topic, does anyone remember The Eat Easy restaurant in Queen St? That was a bit radical in it’s day!!

    in reply to: Anyone Commute Wrexham-Crewe? #103281

    Rex Ham
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    Why bother driving to Chester? Trains to/from Wrexham:
    07.00 virgin train gets you into Crewe at 07.54 Direct service, no change.
    08.02 Arriva train gets you into Crewe at 08.54 Change at Chester
    Return
    16.49 To Chester, arrives Wrexham 17.46
    17.49 To Chester, arrives Wrexham 18.44

    I guess it depends on your working hours.

    in reply to: CROWD FUNDING #101287

    Rex Ham
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    “The Council have to cut £45m from our budgets in the next three years, that means our focus is on the most vulnerable in society. We will be left with virtually no money for projects we would like to do but have no money for.”
    That is the quote from WCBC in reply to the question why? I would suggest this is a very good reply.

    As I understand it, the current proposal for “crowd funding” is to protect standards and flags which have historical importance to Wrexham. I can imagine the uproar on here if the council decided to fund this work from their general budget whilst cutting back on “front line” services.

    So why not try this innovative method. If you don’t want to contribute, don’t.

    in reply to: Wrexham prison name #99016

    Rex Ham
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    Why are so many people in Wrexham negative about a multi million pound investment in our town? It will bring jobs, support for local businesses and bring people into the town, some by rail and bus, thus strengthening their use. With regards to the name, I agree, call it HMP Wrexham – simples!

    in reply to: RED COW PULLED DOWN YIPEE #99015

    Rex Ham
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    The site of the Red Cow and some surrounding buildings has been an eyesore for sometime and I guess because they had been allowed to deteriorate so far, demolition was the only option. The building collapse across the road is testament to what happens if left too long. I don’t think any of us on here want to see old buildings demolished if they have a useful purpose, and I am surprised that “Monitor” chooses to blame the council planners, I would suggest the site owners are to blame.

    in reply to: Film crew spotted in Wrexham….. #94415

    Rex Ham
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    In the same way you are saying the people interviewed are from the ubiquitous “Benefits Street”!!!!

    Actually, I was a bit defensive of them, considering I don’t know ’em!

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