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  • in reply to: Winter Olympics & local talent. #144875

    zinger
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    Fantastic result. Well done Laura. Lovely to have something positive.

    in reply to: Shopper count #144768

    zinger
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    I agree. I don’t know how you could get an accurate figure. When working in a town shop years ago, we would check whether the takings were up or down from the previous few years & mark down if there was a reason for change year on year, ie Easter, school holidays, sales, Christmas parade. Of course that was pre-computer age.

    Bus & rail tickets and car parks tickets might show what time of day is busiest & some sort of footfall statistics but obviously that wouldn’t account for how many were in a car & people walking into town or those using taxis.

    in reply to: Councillor Steps down from Executive Board (merged) #144397

    zinger
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    Whilst not following AA on twitter or anywhere else for that matter, I have seen posts in the past on the Wrexham Matters FB group which were very vitriolic when the guy was just making a regular comment about, I think it was advocating a Nightingale House event in town, whatever, it was a charitable event of some kind. Nobody should have to put up with that sort of abuse no matter what political persuasion they are. He is a human being with a young family after all. It was enough to put anyone people off voting never mind posting.

    in reply to: Under 18's and self determination #144230

    zinger
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    Leaving all of the above aside……….I’m not sure at what age people should vote. It used to be 21 and now it’s 18. Some suggest 16 using the lame argument that youngsters don’t engage. I don’t like 16 because I don’t particularly like 18. If 16, why not 14…or 12. Ideally, a successful democracy needs people who understand the issues……..but that’s a laugh as well. Perhaps stick with 18 but add to it those who are paying taxes or rates over 16. That has an amazingly educational effect

    Agreed

    in reply to: 'Welcome to Wrexham' signage #143773

    zinger
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    The problem is , it takes too long to bring to fruition any good ideas. Meeting after meeting, plans of action etc, etc. It is just too long winded.

    Tell me about it.

    in reply to: 'Welcome to Wrexham' signage #143770

    zinger
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    How do you think that we should market the town then? Just give up? That would be the easiest option. It is hard to keep positive amongst so much negativity.

    in reply to: 'Welcome to Wrexham' signage #143757

    zinger
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    We have one of the highest villages in Wales and one of the largest. I won’t mention the largest Council Estate as that could be a negative. As you say there is Gresford Bells, Wrexham Steeple & Overton Yew trees. We have Wats Dyke & Offas Dyke. We have Erddig Hall & Chirk Castle. Industrial Heritage wise we have Bersham Ironworks without which James Watt might not have perfected his steam engines. We had coal, steel, iron, lead, brick & tile works aplenty. Biggest amongst the negatives are the people who make mockery of the town & county & just love to put it down.

    in reply to: 'Welcome to Wrexham' signage #143734

    zinger
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    Go on then JP. Tell us what you think should be on the signage. There will always be someone who disagrees.

    I mentioned the markets & industrial heritage as well as having the oldest international football ground & the 3rd oldest football club in the WORLD but of course those are all past Wrexhamites achievements.

    With your POSITIVE head on, what do you think should be on the signage to encourage people to come to Wrexham County as well as the town. Anyone can be negative it is much harder to be positive.

    in reply to: 'Welcome to Wrexham' signage #143697

    zinger
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    You may well mock. Accentuate the positive, eliminate the nagative.

    Wrexham is more than just the town. It has a fantastic heritage which is ignored. Probably because we are in the north of Wales.

    Quote Wikipedia – “The stadium is recognised by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest international football stadium that still hosts international matches, having hosted Wales’ first home international match in 1877, and has hosted more Wales international matches than any other ground (91). The record attendance at the ground was set in 1957, when Wrexham hosted a match against Manchester United in front of 34,445 spectators.” Unquote

    Quote Wikipedia – “Based on the club’s recorded formation date of 1864,[2] they are the oldest club in Wales and the third oldest professional football team in the world.” Unquote

    in reply to: 'Welcome to Wrexham' signage #143666

    zinger
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    It is about time that the signs were updated. Universities in towns are quite common & don’t say a thing about the town ot County Borough. I think that we should have the Racecourse football ground & team, the markets & industrial heritage on there too but this is a definite improvement.

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