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Old 12-01-2013, 09:33 PM
 
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Is the Wrexham County Borough still twinned with the Märkischer Kreis district?
It would be nice to think no money is being wasted on this type of frivolity with regards to the recent cutbacks.
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Old 12-01-2013, 09:53 PM
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Possibly remaining twinned but I was sure it rang a bell and it does - Wrexham Council Cuts Detailed For First Time | Wrexham.com

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I'll be able to sleep tonight now Rob
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£9000 probably pays for itself a hundred fold in reciprocal trade ...as is the case with a Mayor, who in respect of international trade relations is an essential piece of the jigsaw.
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£9000 probably pays for itself a hundred fold in reciprocal trade ...as is the case with a Mayor, who in respect of international trade relations is an essential piece of the jigsaw.
I disagree about the Mayor. International trade relations, due to having a non-elected Mayor with no powers? Are you sure?
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£9000 probably pays for itself a hundred fold in reciprocal trade ...as is the case with a Mayor, who in respect of international trade relations is an essential piece of the jigsaw.
The word 'probably' in the statement suggests it would be difficult to prove also.
Hundredfold...pah, doubt it
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:41 PM
 
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Twin towns: should councils partner with foreign friends? | Local Leaders Network | Guardian Professional
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When did twinning start?

Sounds a post war concept to encourage a connection to condition people not to kill each other. If so, and its a total guess, whats that worth
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When did twinning start?

Sounds a post war concept to encourage a connection to condition people not to kill each other. If so, and its a total guess, whats that worth
It was a concept around 60 years ago, surely we need to move forward and understand that these relationships have long since healed.
I couldn't care less if the relationship with Märkischer Kreis was dissolved entirely.
At least the £9000 annual saving can be put to better use, private car reg plates for the Mayor or something else more tangible
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£9000 probably pays for itself a hundred fold in reciprocal trade ...as is the case with a Mayor, who in respect of international trade relations is an essential piece of the jigsaw.


It's always difficult to make the case for the more abstract things that we do as a community. I can see why it might be prudent to cut back whilst times are tough but this form of international networking is a vital component of developing our tourism and our trade links. I quite agree on the point about the Mayor and my only complaint on this subject is that our Mayor has no Executive powers to help counterbalance the Council itself
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