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  • in reply to: Executive Board Lead Member Allocations. #120141

    wxm
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    An Executive Board is not needed, the chief executive and chief officers are paid to run the operation, and report to the Council (and to committees) each month on whether they are doing a proper / effective job or not.

    This is how it previously happened. This new system costs a fortune, and creates debate instead of action.

    in reply to: The Groves School – Structure and Condition #106705

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    Every town and community is held together by what made it, and who it wants to be. The Groves School is an important piece of the social and intellectual structure of Wrexham, and surely it can be part of the future

    Who wants to knock it down, one person must have drawn up a rational conclusion and pointed it out to others

    Eagles Meadow ruined the town centre, are short term gains destroying long term social cohesion, pride and costing more by destroying community spirit and opportunity

    in reply to: Budget Cuts for 2016 #100338

    wxm
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    On previous threads on cuts and budgets, the total spend of the Council was listed, about £230m, proposing that each of about twelve lines of the budget were debated in public, and the budget completely restructured. There are millions of pounds going into various parts of the Council’s work and affairs which could be spent in a different way. One example, in other organisations, only 4 to 6 people would make day to day decisions on expenditure, and report monthly, quarterly and annually on progress of delivery. Here, with councillors and senior officers and heads of departments, this must be 60 to 100 people paid people, and all the support required in people and buildings.

    in reply to: Wrexham budget debate #98242

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    Bloody hell! You boys sure know how to have a good time eh?

    Some forums suggest that running the democracy of a Council has gone up at least three fold in the last 15 years. They also say that many councils are more effectively spending or saving 10 to 20 percent of their budget. How many millions or tens of millions does that affect in Wrexham? Although forums have been debating this on here for 2 or 3 years now, it doesn’t have seem to have made a jot of a difference!

    in reply to: Brand Wrexham in the post-Market town era #96572

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    Wrexham does not give a compelling reason for consumers and investors to come to Wrexham. Consumers go where they can get a better offer, and businesses go to places that are business friendly and offer opportunity.

    Wrexham has become a dormitory town, and people go out of the county to work and shop, and for recreation.

    Wrexham is naturally a market town, and this model works very successfully in towns across the UK when the model has been sustained through good times and difficult times.

    It appears to be that rather than business having the freedom to flourish and to work in the market conditions that the economy naturally creates, that a lot of social engineering is going on which creates a false economy driven by public monies

    in reply to: Council Budget savings! #95297

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    A new and fresh approach needs to be taken to the Council budget. The way that things use to be done, the old model, has changed and will never come back. The budget should be redrafted from the bottom up.

    in reply to: Council Members and residents being surveyed #94550

    wxm
    Participant

    Is the survey balanced and comprehensive. From the questions, who is trying to find out and achieve what …

    in reply to: A New Larger Executive Board ! #94351

    wxm
    Participant

    It sounded like the first reading of the school play

    in reply to: A New Larger Executive Board ! #94349

    wxm
    Participant

    How bizzare

    in reply to: Racecourse to change ownership #94265

    wxm
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    The Racecourse no doubt needs ordinary sales and revenue from normal trading, and will not thrive on grants and subsidies. Whatever its future, it needs to be a success in its own right

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