Stoneagle

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  • in reply to: Difficult Decisions? #140619

    Stoneagle
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    Yes Matt, that’s the link I found. So, for anyone who can explain :

    If Wrexham received a block grant from the WAG reduced by 0.3%, where does the figure of £13 million cuts over 2 yrs come from? Surely that’s not 0.3%?

    Have WCBC got £7m + reserves?

    I wonder how much Price Waterhouse Cooper charged for the Difficult Decisions review?

    in reply to: Difficult Decisions? #140616

    Stoneagle
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    Where does the figure of “£13 million over 2 years” come from? I understand the Wrexham block grant 2017/8 will be reduced by 0.3%, which is £500,000.

    And how about the cash reserves of £7 million? Type in ‘cash reserves’ on the wcbc website to see the details.

    I’m not an accountant, so anyone who can explain in English would be welcomed.

    in reply to: Difficult Decisions? #140525

    Stoneagle
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    Yes, apathy is the enemy here.
    Yes, children and vulnerable adults including those with learning disabilities, or in need of nurturing support (for assorted reasons) from an employee now facing the sack are targeted.

    Apathy could be the reason for the Council writing a document in officious, unfamiliar language which fails to make itself clear. Each department is dealt with individually, the effect of the cuts feel inadequately described and their overall result not considered. What a lazy way to ask for public opinion.

    Those people who have given their responses already have been dismissed by Mark Pritchard as ‘political activists’ – the Council depend on public apathy so need to discourage opinion.

    Every member of the public with the determination to translate this document into English, tease out the facts and obscured effects then work out their response deserves a mug of hot coffee/tea and some chocolate in a council-run cafe. How about it, WCBC?! Prove that you really DO want to listen to us!

    in reply to: STOP THE PARK CUTS #140308

    Stoneagle
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    Many children benefit from the craft sessions run by Rangers in the school holidays. The government cuts to schools and Childrens Services are already having an impact so more cuts to activities that benefit children is a no-brainer.
    It’s not just craft – children benefit from the knowledge about local wildlife shared with them by Rangers. We should be nurturing our children by protecting all the services that enrich their love of nature, so that they in turn will enjoy it and look after it too.
    Shame on you for this, Wrexham council.
    Please fill in the survey before it ends on November 30th! It’s on the original post, above.

    in reply to: Councillors Allowances #138132

    Stoneagle
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    Plaid and Labour councillors voted to turn down the pay rise, saving £41,000 but as you point out, all “Co-dependant” and Tory councillors voted to accept it.

    What would you do with £41,000 in Wrexham? I’d employ police for the town centre.

    in reply to: Moving "services" out of the town centre #137481

    Stoneagle
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    Well Bubble, you understand how people living near The Groves feel, along with Alexander school, Nightingale House and Strathmore surgery.
    I think we can see how the Victorians arrived at their decision to build all the Asylums out of town centres (e.g. Denbigh, Deva). Apart from needing a lot of land for their farming areas, no-one wanted to see the inmates. Who likes visiting hospitals? They remind us of “there but for the grace of God go I.”

    You raise excellent points about Ty Nos and Ty Croeso. Are you listening, WCBC?

    My concern is that the longer addicts & drug pushers get used to the convenience and sanctity of being at the Groves the more reluctant they’ll be to move out of town. They’ll graduate back to their preferred area, and the much promised Two New Schools will struggle to be established.

    in reply to: Moving "services" out of the town centre #137464

    Stoneagle
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    Maybe we need “fix rooms” like they have in Glasgow, and other European cities – the powers that be could be working on this as a solution for all I know.
    Siting it near the hospital seems an obvious solution. They usually end up there, judging by the ambulances I see by the Groves.

    Hindsight has proved The Groves to be paradise for drug pushers and users, the school being near the main route into Wrexham town centre, shielded by big mature trees and with a wall to cling on to when you can’t stand up. Perfect! And for those without cars – a handy bus station nearby.
    Genuinely homeless people caught up in this environment are at terrible risk of becoming users themselves. This is on top of whatever other problems life has thrown at them.

    I TRULY hope that the Council are working with and listening to experienced organisations who already know what does and doesn’t work in finding solutions to this horrendous problem. I don’t envy their job.

    in reply to: The Groves #137089

    Stoneagle
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    Or demolition?
    I bet as we speak he’s got the legal dept onto it.
    How do we demolish a Grade 2 listed building without incurring massive costs.

    in reply to: Mosque For Civic Award? #136175

    Stoneagle
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    There was an Open Day a few months ago but next time you pass, call in and ask when the next one is. Or, email their website.

    in reply to: Mosque For Civic Award? #136144

    Stoneagle
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    The Open Days held at The Mosque are well attended and give everyone a chance to see how its internal features have been beautifully restored. You can talk to lots of families who use the Mosque and see how it contributes to their lives. It’s nomination for a Civic Award is well deserved.

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