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March 29, 2018 at 6:33 pm in reply to: Local Arts Charity Announces Closure on Ty Pawb Opening Day #146919
The Mayor said at the opening today..
“The Mayor of Wrexham says he believes Tŷ Pawb will complement the two existing markets in the town centre”
He obviously hasn’t been to town for a year or two, THERE IS NO TOWN CENTRE. I think his emergence from the ‘back passage’ on his way to Ty Pawb, via the deserted and abandoned shops, must have seriously affected his perception of what a ‘Town Centre’ actually is, and should be!
The clock now starts ticking for the Closure of Ty Pawb, the omen is in the weather, cold with snow forecast for Monday, the opening day. Whatever the reality, it will be reported as an outstanding success with hundreds of thousands turning out in sunny and warm weather and the heavily subsidised stallholders declaring a profitable day. This will be the truth compared with the following Mondays !)
Most of the littering in Wrexham is done by council employees on Re-cycle Day. My street has litter everywhere after the so-called collection. The Refuse Technicians (ha ha) make absolutely no effort to pick up anything that they drop or fail to place in their containers. Whilst I am absolutely against littering, the council should start the clean up in their own backyard.
Why protest – just follow the councillors in when the doors open. As I pointed out weeks ago, Ty Pawb is perfect for the homeless. It is dry and warm with civilised toilet and washing facilities, open 7 days with long opening hours and free entry – Perfect. If they hide away, they may even get over-nighters. Now, we even have a new coffee shop where the arty people can fund coffee for the previously homeless people. I wonder if they will be able to use ‘Ty Pawb’ as their home address ?
Who will be the first to prevent the ‘unfortunates’ access to this glorious project ?
Well, you may be surprised that in principal I am not against Ty Pawb, or against the arts, but there has to be a sense of realism. Wrexham is not the place for this project and it is also not the time for it. You do not have to be a genius to predict its prompt demise. All you have to do is to look around the local town environment and you will see terminal decline with even more shops announcing their closure this week. This project will fail to inspire the vast majority of the residents of Wrexham, particularly when it is they that will have to fund the project at over £500,000 per annum. All this is against a background when all we hear from the incompetent councillors is justification for more cuts (including to the arts) and increased council tax. There are better ways of spending (or not spending) the money that would benefit the entire community. Instead we are left with a White Elephant, vanity project that will be a millstone around our necks for a number of years.
The writing is already on the wall (before the new signs are erected) – NO takers for the stalls and NO takers for the food outlets. Honestly, would (or have) the promoters of this project invest(ed) their money in it ? – I don’t think so!March 8, 2018 at 12:19 am in reply to: Shame on Councillors to refuse planning permission #145916
Its all very well Atkinson calling everyone who objects to the ‘Accommodation’ Lets put him to the test ! There is a parcel of land in Gresford opposite the Plough that has been an eyesore and junkyard for years, let’s built the accommodation there in his ‘back yard’. Let him come out publicly and state that he would support such a project in Gresford. Let him come out and say he will actively work with the council to find land and accommodate this development in Gresford ! Following the Gresford project, there will be less grounds for councillors refusing or abstaining from similar plans in other areas. Put your ‘Money Where your Mouth is” and “What’s good for the Goose is good for the Gander” over to you Atkinson. GRESFORD FOR THE ACCOMMODATION.
All those who have expressed a view so far you are lucky because in a short while your voice will be censored by Wrexham.com and it will be merged (and lost) supposedly under the Ty Pawb mega thread. The ‘elite’ will have the opening on 29th March to avoid any public demonstration against this project. The Council have gone quiet regarding progress or lack of it. Perhaps Ty Pawb will open on 29th and Close on the 2nd April under the guise of Health and Safety, i.e. Not allowing a White Elephant in town which be a great risk to the pockets of the constituents.
Well said ‘Council Watcher’ – 6 scapegoats’ are required, however, are you suggesting that we have exhausted the supply of hairdressers, window cleaners, firemen, mechanics & pensioners who want to elevate their position in society? Anyone who does apply will be mindless but at least they won’t have the benefit of £32k of council taxpayers money to achieve their ultimate failure – unlike others!
I think you are being generous to the council and the councillors saying they should ‘re-think’. Even a mindless stuffed chicken could see where the markets and Ty Pawb are heading. Most of us could have predicted the desperate (costly) situation the council and councillors now find themselves in, prior to their inception. Now, they are forced to throw ‘good money after bad’ to save face. However, with the butcher, baker, candlestick maker, the mechanic, fireman, hairdresser, widow cleaner and barber in control, what do you expect! Unfortunately it is our fault for voting them in and when they don’t perform on anything but a local stage, we re-elect them.
Vote the Councillors Out.
Very good news for the Town and even better for the council. I bet Laura or at least the medal will be signed up for the Ty Pawb opening – The medal could be displayed in a single empty concession, taking the total to 5 out of 20 stalls with only 5 weeks to go…
I don’t think you have to ‘suggest’ – Facts are Facts and they speak for themselves. Incompetence, whether from elected councillors or highly paid council officials, should be rewarded by a hessian bag or something Santa carries ! They are not immune, as none of us are in our daily jobs.
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