Best and Worst Changes Around Town?

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  • #53576

    Rob
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    I was talking this evening with someone about the best and worst changes they have seen around town , and they settled on the bypass due to it increasing links and therefore jobs.

    To open it out to the forum here, whats been the best and worst changes to you over the years for the town?

    I am sure some can give some longer perspective than some – but it would be an interesting contrast between those who have spent a long time in town and those who are new !

    So over to you…

    #56088

    Mike
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    Though they’re not exactly ‘in town’ the solar panels at least aesthetically are a bit weird to get used to. I know lots of councillors back the decision to get them, which is fine, but they change the landscape considerably for some areas (like Queensway) that have remained more or less the same for years.

    #56089

    Mike
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    Another change (for the worse) = ramps everywhere. They serve a purpose but don’t put them in places they’re not needed.

    For the better, I think the expansion of Glyndwr has been good. It’s brought more jobs, more buzz, more students and money to the town :cool:

    #56093

    Mike Davies
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    Poorly planned new shopping centre – Eagles Meadow, which has ripped the heart out of the town centre. Many existing business relocated e.g. M&S, Boots, etc. leaving the old town centre even more deserted and derelict than before.

    Poor road layouts throughout town area leading to more traffic congestion.

    #56099

    ScooterSharon
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    The worst changes to Wrexham are the number of shops that have closed. Wrexham used to have a thriving town centre with visitors coming from all over the country especially to our market but the council put paid to that.

    With regards to ramps, there are not enough of them! I am disabled and have to use a wheelchair or scooter to get around. There are still some shops and areas in Wrexham that I can not get to because they don’t have ramps and staff are not too happy to bring items outside for me to look at before wanting to purchase. This means I either need a carer with me or not bother shopping in Wrexham and instead shop online. I know which I would prefer.

    #56090

    Mike
    Participant

    @ScooterSharon 848 wrote:

    With regards to ramps, there are not enough of them! I am disabled and have to use a wheelchair or scooter to get around. There are still some shops and areas in Wrexham that I can not get to because they don’t have ramps and staff are not too happy to bring items outside for me to look at before wanting to purchase. This means I either need a carer with me or not bother shopping in Wrexham and instead shop online. I know which I would prefer.

    Sorry! I meant ramps on the roads. No problem with ramps/disabled access, everyone should have the means to get around and get to where they want to without hindrance as far as I’m concerned.

    #56094

    Mike Davies
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    @Mike 851 wrote:

    Sorry! I meant ramps on the roads. No problem with ramps/disabled access, everyone should have the means to get around and get to where they want to without hindrance as far as I’m concerned.

    That’s how I read it too

    #56100

    ScooterSharon
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    I have a problem with the humps in the road. They tend to hurt my back and they are in some of the most stupid places to be. Don’t object to them slowing down traffic around schools as that is needed but some places they have put them I can’t comprehend what they are supposed to do as I often see people speed up between them so they cause more of a hazard.:)

    #56085

    Rob
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    The ones outside St Josephs / Sontly Road are pretty bad, and I realise why they are there, but I wonder what those who strived to make flat wonderful roads would make of mini walls being placed on the surfaces!

    It also knackers your tyres / suspension!

    #56092

    Robotnik
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    I used to live in Penycae and had to go over 16 sets of the things each way to and from work.

    I was advised by a garage to drive one wheel on, one wheel off on alternate sides, slowly obviously. Apparently, when you drive over the middle of some of them, the sloping sides causes the wheels to pull apart slightly, causing strain on suspension bushes and wishbones. I had to replace both sides on a Peugeot I had. Maybe coincidence?

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