Rex Ham

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  • in reply to: Another shop closure in the town #109446

    Rex Ham
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    On the subject of closures, I notice the “Real China” restaurant in Eagles Meadow has closed and is up for rent.

    in reply to: £900k Spent on Groves School Maintenance #105949

    Rex Ham
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    Shefag, I think the merit is on the inside as much as anything, with an art deco staircase and hallway as would be expected in a 1930’s building.

    However, to demolish any landmark building like this is an act of civic vandalism.

    I also think Councillor Pritchard is more than a little disingenuous when he says there has been no rush to make this decision. Whilst the building has been empty for q number of years, the move to demolish it has never been on the public agenda until the last couple of weeks. That’s the rush councillor.

    in reply to: Groves Car Park #105948

    Rex Ham
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    What a well considered post Councillor X.

    If you are not really a councillor, you have displayed all the right qualities to be one in just one post.

    in reply to: £900k Spent on Groves School Maintenance #105829

    Rex Ham
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    I am really shocked at some of the replies on this post. First of all “why would you want a school so close to the town centre?” – Grove Park has been a school since the 1930’s when it was built.

    Then there is the accusation about “old duffers” who want to retain the past. Well, I’m an old duffer then. It’s a pity there were not a few more old duffers when the heart was ripped out of the town with (for example) the demolition of the veg market or the Hippodrome.

    Grove Park girls school is an iconic building with a beautiful art deco style staircase. Sure it needs work to adapt to a new, modern school, better that than a new “shed” which will look dilapidated in 10 years.

    I also realise, not everyone will have warm memories of their time at this school. I too was bullied at the then Bryn Offa school, but I wouldn’t want it pulled down. Time heals if you let it.

    in reply to: New Arts Hub #105559

    Rex Ham
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    Meanwhile, just 12 miles up the road, Cheshire West and Chester Council are spending £37 million on a new “cultural centre” in Chester with just £3 million of Arts Council money.

    Another observation from the recent meeting as reported on Wrexham.com:
    “The commercial content of the Arts Hub was questioned by one town trader, who said: “Wrexham needs entrepreneurs and the greatest place to get people off the ground is a market.”

    Well clearly these entrepreneurs are not currently queuing up are they. But if they do suddenly appear, I would suggest there is room in the Butchers Market or the remaining People’s Market for them.

    in reply to: Happy Christmas #105148

    Rex Ham
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    I cannot so the clever pictures, but I wish every contributor a merry Christmas, even those who wrongly disagree with my opinions, which are of course right.

    Seriously, all the best.

    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

    Rex Ham
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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.

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