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  • in reply to: Fracking At Borras. #70769

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    @Sheefag 17099 wrote:

    Progress and profit, still two very dirty words in the Socialist Republic of Wrexham I see.

    Only the latter word applies to this current exercise.

    in reply to: Fracking At Borras. #70768

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    I don’t suppose anyone has realised that if the fact that the graves of miners are allowed to be desecrated because permission was granted because the Company are ‘only drilling for gas’; then the arguement to protect the graves is lost and cannot be use to prevent the drilling and testing for shale oil and so … fracking with all the related problems.

    I, personally wouldn’t buy a house in the area ranging from the epicentre of possible damage caused by any fracking activity. So, how many houses are possible affected? What will be the affect on house insurances?? …..

    in reply to: Council Mergers #70829

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    @99DylanJones 16806 wrote:

    If you think democracy works in Wrexham then look at the decisions that the Council Members have taken over the past twelve months AGAINST the wishes of the electorate.
    Closure of Plas Madoc, Libraries, Day Centers, Work Opportunities, Community Centres to name but a few.
    Democracy is based on Leadership listening and understanding those they represent– is that the case in Wrexham !!
    The Council has become a unilateral decision making machine with no regard to the public.
    I challenge The Monitor to give examples of were democracy is working locally with the Council.

    Don’t challenge me … I believe we are on the same page. Whilst the betrayal of the democratic process we have witnessed in Wrexham is bad, it would only worsen by reducing the number of councils and creating bigger monoliths of centralised power. Large organisations diminish and marginalise the individual reducing the organisation’s accountability to the people.

    in reply to: Fracking At Borras. #70767

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    New planning appeal?

    in reply to: Council Mergers #70828

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    @wrexview 16803 wrote:

    At present Wales has 22 County Councils for a population of 4 million!

    That goes a long way towards independent personal representation at governmental level, which is real democratic power.
    To reduce the number of councils reduces the power of individual vote and in doing so weakens the individual. Human rights are more likely to be infringed, voices unheard or ignored and power rests in the hands of too few individuals. I repeat the merging of councils is a bad thing for democracy and should not be enforced by the government. It should be put to a full public vote by the people.

    in reply to: Fracking At Borras. #70766

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    @JRW 16773 wrote:

    As far as propaganda goes,I suppose its all good knockabout stuff!

    However back in the real world,the original planning application for Dart Energy’s proposed test drill was refused by Wrexham CouncilAgain however on appeal to the Planning Inspectors the original refusal was overturned

    The entire process was entirely independent of the Welsh Government.If I were to give you a false fact or even false interpretation I wouldn’t be able to look myself in the mirror!

    The entire process is entirely independent of the Welsh Government…. NOT So……. Planning in Wales comes under the envelope of the ‘Welsh Government’ and is independent from the rest of the UK.

    The Planning Inspector in question should appear before a hearing of LOCAL PEOPLE AND COUNCILLORS to explain his or her reasons for allowing a foreign firm to desecrate the graves of our grandfathers. I take a very serious objection to what is happening.

    in reply to: RAFA Club/ Spice lounge restaurant #70681

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    Hmm the former concert/entertainment room.

    Is the rest of the ‘club’ still Royal Airforce Association?

    (A once life member).

    in reply to: Planning Meeting Webcast #69914

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    I totally agree. Why build on green sites when there are acres of brown field sites still, in Wrexham area.

    in reply to: Planning Meeting Webcast #69913

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    Are councillors supposed to represent OUR views or not? From what I have heard of public thinking No One wants this monstrosity. So obviously councillors are once more following their own agenda and ignoring the desires of the Electorate. Councillor Griffiths should go back to school.

    in reply to: Peppers Night club #69831

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    It used to be a part of the town centre conservation area! The lack of maintenance and preservation is another example of council and planners neglect of duties owed to Wrexham.

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