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September 22, 2016 at 12:02 am in reply to: A film tour of Wrexham Town Centre – Substance misuse and homeless #119682
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?
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.
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.
Joan. I agree. We will never stop people fly tipping. We will never stop people dropping fag ends, chewing gum, litter etc. We will never stop people leaving their dog’s poo for others to tread in. That’s because some people never really grow up and take responsibility for themselves. They always expect someone else to do it for them.
FACT – if you don’t clear up your rubbish, someone else has to do it. This ‘someone else’ has to be paid. From our Council Tax.
So I have no problem with littering etc fines. They protect us from people who think they can do what they want without any thought for others. And if someone is fined maybe they’ll think about clearing up next time instead of leaving it all lying around. Hopefully.
Novel idea for JoantheHog: clear up your dog’s poo, don’t drop litter – that way you won’t get fined.
- This reply was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by Stoneagle.
His campaign neatly avoids the fact that he’s really a *Tory* – everyone thinks he’s a really nice man who loves Wrexham + business people. Very dangerous wolf in sheep’s clothing.
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