Stoneagle

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  • in reply to: Still wasting our money, does anyone care? #135332

    Stoneagle
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    Dick – it’s not a question of believing my own narrative, or making the narrative fit the arguement.

    I’ve been a public sector employee for 33 years, I’m proud to say. Every month I pay my union fees, and every year I pay a hefty fee to my regulatory body.

    Clearly, you believe your narrative. It fits your arguement of taxpayers subsidising unions to squander their money, and the WAG allowing this.

    I find your narrative insulting. I hope readers critically evaluate your reasoning before forming their opinions.

    in reply to: Still wasting our money, does anyone care? #135293

    Stoneagle
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    Simple arguement – simple, black & white non-political response.
    The public sector is owned by the taxpayer. The taxpayer is the employer. Public-sector workers are employees of taxpayers.

    Private sector employers are obliged to pay for time spent by officials on union-related affairs.

    Ditto public sector employers. That’s the taxpayer.

    The millions of pounds in union banks you mention have been paid in by the union’s employees every month. It’s for everything else union-related apart from the work-related time of their union officials. The employer pays that.

    So, the taxpayer is not subsidising paid time, but fulfilling their obligations as an employer.

    in reply to: New Executive Board #132405

    Stoneagle
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    99DylanJones raises an important point. The Exec Board has closed all council run local Nursing homes, really good homes; as well as day care facilities.

    Tory/Co-Dependent councillors (thanks, Angiebaby) favour a small state. So – if you’re unfortunate enough to be diagnosed with a life-changing condition, tough. If you need support, a charity will do it. If that charity warn you it’s a crisis, like the Red Cross did, tough.

    If you need full time care, you’ll have to wait until a bed is available in any of the private homes in N Wales.

    And to complete this short sighted strategy we have the prospect of MORE austerity; less £ from London to Wales to Wrexham AND a Tory council who doen’t want to spend it on the costituents.

    But we voted for it.

    in reply to: New Executive Board #132404

    Stoneagle
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    99DylanJones raises an important point. The Exec Board has closed all council run local EMI Nursing homes, really good homes; as well as day care facilities for people with dementia, both early onset (under age 65) and over 65.
    Tory/Co-Dependent councillors favour a small state. So – if you’re unfortunate enough to be diagnosed with dementia, tough. If you’re in the Maelor hospital with e.g. an infection and you have dementia, you won’t be admitted to a dementia ward because this 13-bedded ward is always full. Why?
    Because now, there are ONLY privately-run dementia homes. Many of them cherry-pick their patients – who wants anyone with a history of aggression,

    in reply to: Theresa May's 'visit to Wrexham' #131892

    Stoneagle
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    Intensely disappointing. How can I believe her claims to be a tough negotiater, a ‘bloody difficult woman,’ if she’s not even willing to meet the people of Wrexham? Doesn’t even announce her visit! What on earth does she think we’ll do to her?

    in reply to: Dog walking – poop/scooping after your dog #130600

    Stoneagle
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    What’s the reason for canvassing the attitudes of dog owners? I only ask because clearing up your dog’s poo is how we protect others, especially children, from toxocarias. The eggs live in the soil for 2 years, develope into worms once inadvertently ingested, and cause very dangerous medical emergencies.

    Because of this, the councils have a legal requirement to protect the public – hence Kingdom etc. And we dog owners have a duty towards other people, wherever our dogs happen to poo.

    The easiest way is to train your dog to poo in your own garden then clean it up.

    in reply to: De-Listing The Groves #124202

    Stoneagle
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    MP1953 – I’ve done the survey yesterday (13th). It said that 62% of voters wanted to retain the school.


    Stoneagle
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    It’s good to be able to read the discussion about the rise in numbers of addicts in the town centre. The last 5 yrs or so has seen a large rise in numbers of rough sleepers + addicts.

    Clearly, the system isn’t working. And it’s costing a fortune.

    These people used to be taken out of their environment as a stimulus to change. When dry, they wouldn’t be discharged back to it but to a different place again. Is it time to demand a rethink on their treatment + management? Do the health board need the funding instead of all these other agencies? They don’t seem to be providing activities nor incentives to change.

    And let’s not forget the source of the drugs – a lot of it from the ISIS/Taliban. Money going into their pockets. Have the cuts to police/customs officers impacted on the amount of drugs seized?

    in reply to: The Groves School – Structure and Condition #118772

    Stoneagle
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    Wrexham Council again showing the degree of their “commitment” to transparency; listening to the people who pay their Council Tax to fund everything; respect for the opinions of others who might differ from theirs and being in touch with the views of local people. Pompous, blinkered and ignorant.

    in reply to: An open question about shops in town. #116803

    Stoneagle
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    The questions posted above are very relevant. Why can a shop survive in Mold (for example) but not in Wrexham?

    Are there more better-paid jobs in Mold, so that people have more money to spend and shops do better?
    Are there fewer supermarkets out-of-town in Mold, so that people are more inclined to shop in town than complete it all in a supermarket then go home?
    Is our town centre boring? No signage about our history or heritage; no Welsh flags – even during the European Football! A stranger visiting the town wouldn’t automatically think, “I can tell I’m in Wales!” No green areas to sit apart from outside the Guildhall and Llwyn Isaf. No children’s play area.

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