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  • in reply to: Councillor Steps down from Executive Board (merged) #144444

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    No one could ever accuse Gresford’s Andrew Atkinson of being camera shy, I will bet all comers he will be snapped at the reopening of McDonald, Pappa John’s, and the proposed new coffee shop within the same building. For those unfamiliar with this self publicising individual, fear not, local publications will be clattered in his photo over the coming months, Ty Pawb opening, Techniquest launch, King Street bus station refurb, local scout groups that raise anything over a quid, all the low hanging fruit, all you could ever NOT want in a local politician.

    Yes because you never see our MP or AM snatching any photo opportunity they get?

    in reply to: Councillors Guildhall Car Park #144008

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    But if they stopped using it or claimed the money back, as I’d imagine it would be an expense. Where the income being generated? It’s obvious the council needs money but this would be pittance. I’m sure we all know where they could save money there’s been plenty of threads on here.

    in reply to: Councillors Guildhall Car Park #144006

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    I agree with jimbow, if there is a council meeting planned then cordon off some spaces at least then they can guarantee a place close to the Guildhall. Cost of parking could be claimed back as an expense if required upon receipt of tickets, times could then be checked against the meetings.

    I can see your point but you cannot cordon off for Top Management because you do not know who will be in and Councillors need to come in to drop off documents and see people.

    You cannot expect them to claim money back because of the tax involved so that would be unfair. They already save the Council a lot of money by using iPads instead of photostats so if they get a parking perk once every blue or blood red moon then so be it.

    We are talking about people WE voted for so WE should look after them,

    We are looking after them, we pay them between £13k and £47k per annum to carry out their duties. We pay for parking WHY shouldn’t they. As for I pads,I would expect them to use them as they are provided FREE of charge.
    All were asking them to do is PAY.

    Break that £13k down over the year and you’d find most people wouldn’t do a job for that much, I certainly wouldn’t. Then expect them to pay for an IPad that is forced on them and has saved the Council money not to mention the environment, now you want them to pay for parking? Why not charge them for their time that we use when we need them? The council isn’t the greatest but it won’t get better with constant barrages of wanting more for less!

    in reply to: Is this Planet Earth ? #144004

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    Well I’m sure if our councillors use country parks they will pay too, slightly different than a place of work. Unless there’s a secret country park for just councillors and senior officers?

    Oh sorry, my mistake, I didn’t realise we should be expected to walk in the rain in pursuit of our own free time activities, but not when it comes to making a personal effort to get to work. I wonder how many people were unable to get to work today because it would have involved walking in the rain. Or maybe it’s only unreasonable to expect councillors to walk in the rain. If only there was some kind of invention that could help, like, say, an umbrella.

    Rain is irrelevant. Talking about parking in country parks and parking in council car park for work reasons, two completely different things. To simplify… country park charges everyone pays. As for councillors parking who cares if they don’t to pay? I for one don’t if it means our councillors can get to meetings and do the job they were elected to do. Say you had a problem with the council and had a meeting at the Guild hall and wanted your councillor there, you’d expect them to pay for parking to help you out? You’d be the first to complain if they refused because of having to pay for the pleasure of doing so.

    I’m not a big fan of people gaining from public money but with parking I can’t see it as a gain, they’re only parking for meetings etc.

    in reply to: Is this Planet Earth ? #144001

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    Definitely, it seems that children don’t walk anywhere these days, or is it the parents that seem reluctant to use their legs apart from the gym after driving there :)

    It’s not just children who can’t be expected to walk in the rain, apparently it’s our esteemed councillors too. See the ‘Signing of Co-operation Protocol’ thread for more details.

    Well I’m sure if our councillors use country parks they will pay too, slightly different than a place of work. Unless there’s a secret country park for just councillors and senior officers?

    in reply to: Is this Planet Earth ? #143949

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    “Meanwhile, if the country Park charging scheme goes ahead, we hear it could affect the ability of over 200 children to enjoy the health benefits of the outdoors and sport.”

    What? It’s £1 a day isn’t it?? If parents are that bothered about their kids playing football then surely that’s not going to put them off. It seems a reasonable fee for parking on private land.

    Spot on! Tired of seeing people moaning about their kids will no longer able to do football and become lazy because of parking charges. Am I missing something? If you don’t want to pay car park charges WALK to the country park, it may surprise some that you can walk in the rain too after all they play football in it! My view on this is, if we are lucky to have country parks and I’m driving my air polluting car to one then I’d expect to pay to park it.

    in reply to: Sneaky Plaid Cymru webclip onesided #143452

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    Conde you missed number 3 the Plaid Cmyru candidate for the assembly elections I belive a serving councillor in Wrexham who now is in the running for the assembly and with it more money, it dosnt say much for the people she represents dose it. Mind you one of her Plaid Cmryu predecessor’s done exactly the same thing raking in 80k a year and what do we get for that, tweet tweet tweet absolutely shocking.

    That’s where you’re wrong Derek! We get lots of tweets and 3.58% rise in our council tax for North Wales police, very nice of the man. Should cover a few extra bottles of champagne at the next ball 👌🍾🍾🍾🍾

    in reply to: Sneaky Plaid Cymru webclip onesided #143370

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    Well said! All self gratification, not seeing much advertisement from them about one of their councillors standing for election in Alun & Desside. So Plaid councillors, the saviours of public money are campaigning in another constituency whilst getting paid by Wrexham council represent the people of Wrexham! Well what a great use of council money! Showing what they really think of Wrexham, just want to be elected anywhere to have more wages funded by the tax payer!

    in reply to: Councillors Guildhall Car Park #142928

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    Sportsboy may have a point, I’m sure there will be a lot of activity going on in the pub now one of our very own Plaid councillor is standing for election in Alyn and Deeside! What happened to her commitment to Wrexham? Career position springs to mind.

    in reply to: Welsh nationalists Plaid Cymru who are the kidding #142054

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    After watching the last council
    Meeting webcast. I find it strange that Plaid go on about IPads ect, yet the council are required to use headphones for 1 person who speaks Welsh when he feels like doing so. Surely this comes at a cost? I’m not against Welsh speaking but there’s some hypocrisy when doing it to suit, especially when the tax payer has to fund the bill for equipment to enable translation.

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