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  • in reply to: Councillor Pensions #140984

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    Everyone has a right to a pension we can’t go back to the days where people weren’t offered one.

    in reply to: Welsh nationalists Plaid Cymru who are the kidding #140875

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    Hasty yet again Flipper, there was a Plaid manifesto for Wrexham published in May, it included a whole range of local policy ideas, maybe have a read before being so quick to criticise? It’s also Plaid who are dragging the exact budget issues you mention through the scrutiny process, the budget hasn’t gone through scrutiny in Wrexham for years. It will now go to every committee and it has been a Plaid Councillor who has tabled that in all 5 committees, as well as demanding this is an automatic process from next year. You need to do your homework or expect corrections.

    Did their manifesto cover the budget and how to manage it without making cuts? They’ve tabled at 5 committees but to what use? Just to look good and build their egos. Easy to do when you’re a tiny opposition!

    in reply to: Councillor Pay Rise #140838

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    look at the allowances assembly members and mp get its mad what about them cutting their allowance no chance and it’s the same with the councillors I would imagine? Frankly I wouldn’t do what they do for a gold clock. The reason we are in this mess is the massive borrowing by sucsessive labour governments, we are now paying the price, I agree councillors do get payed to much but our Am’s & mp’s have a part to play also lobby them, after all it’s down to them that we are in this dreadful mess.

    Multiple layers of bureaucracy and those doing the deeds on a UK-wide, Welsh and county level basis are seen to be running everywhere into the dogs and are getting well publicised pay rises whilst everyone else is facing pay freezes, which are in reality cuts when inflation is carrying on, including incredibly damaging spikes in housing costs and fuel/utilities.

    A lobby does need to be put in place nationally and many are fighting the good fight. But right here and right now local councillors are just not doing good enough within the means that have been provided to them. So we begin locally on a local platform. I mean how much money was wasted in legal challenges on the Groves site – I believe well over £100,000. That money could have had a boatload of better uses serving the community.

    And look at the who fought to save the Groves to earn a few extra votes, the same ones who are shouting off about budget cuts! You couldn’t make it up!

    in reply to: Welsh nationalists Plaid Cymru who are the kidding #140837

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    So she’s taken nothing since 2012? Fair play if she hasn’t but it’s true what flipper says, it’s easy as opposition to shout. Haven’t seen anyone else go to the press about not taking the pay rise or paying get for their IPads, if you do your research you’ll see theirs a few more yet they don’t feel the need to shout it from the rooftops.

    in reply to: Parking #139356

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    Why? Compared to a lot of towns those prices a pretty reasonable, go to Chester and see how much they charge. Maybe traders should get scheme together where if a customer spends so much in a their shop, they get some or all their parking paid. Everyone needs to work together through these difficult times instead of sitting back pointing fingers! Where’s the community spirit?

    in reply to: Minimum alcohol price set for Wales! #139251

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    It could be something that should be welcomed. It may prevent
    Supermarkets using alcohol as ‘loss leaders’ (why not offer cheaper
    food), and also may reduce domestic abuse, where the guy gets pissed
    at home and bullies the wife. If he gets stroppy in the pub, he soon
    gets answered.

    I think it could be a good move all round.

    Not once have I had a drink and bullied my wife! Don’t see why I should literally pay for those who do

    in reply to: Drunken/druggie Idiots #139250

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    Get in touch with Arfon Jones, see if he can tear himself away from Twitter for a moment and help sort it out in a SENSIBLE way!

    in reply to: Council Budget #139249

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    Hardly think they’d be making all these cuts if they had enough money.

    in reply to: Council Budget #139214

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    Speak to your local Councillor mines pretty good but I’m feeling in this case that it’s the Welsh assembly that need harassing. I see time and time again our mp and am attacking the council, some of it justified but never look at their own government to help the town and it’s so frustrating as here in Wales we should be lucky that we have both to represent us, not forgetting the 2 in south clwyd that are quick enough to criticise but never offer a solution. Yet I don’t feel lucky I feel like they use the Tory/independent council as a scapegoat for them doing very little, how often do they come into your ward? I’m yet to see them! I’m not blaming them entirely but they could and should be doing more. Surely they should be fighting along side the council to get more help regardless of political party.

    in reply to: Council Budget #139212

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    Maybe if the Welsh Government coughed up a little more funding and if the council didn’t have to keep that eyesore ‘the groves’ then maybe there would be more money to go around! People want everything from nothing! Look towards the people who wanted to keep the Groves without any regard of where the funding would come from, look at how much the our government is investing down south and forgetting the north! If you look at our MP and AM, they only mention Welsh Government when there’s positive news if it’s bad news then it’s the uk government! High time the Welsh government where held to account along with members of both parliaments, look at how much they earn to represent us!

    Just look at the decisions Carwyn Jones has overruled our council on over the years! New homes with no infrastructure, health care on its knees (devolved from UK so no excuse) the list is endless. People need to start looking further afield to point blame, I realised this a while ago and it makes sense.

    Rant over!

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