Levelling Up funding rejection – misinformation
January 19, 2023 at 8:51 am #229479
It is a pity that Wrexham has missed out on the Levelling Up funding for the Western Gateway and Football Ground. However, Ms Atherton’s statement about Wrexham making tow bids so can’t expect to be successful on both.
The inaccuracy is that the first successful bid was NOT submitted by Wrexham Council as they were a partner in the successful bid that was submitted by Denbighshire Country Council. Yes it covers part of Wrexhanm – Trevor Basin but it goes all the way up the Dee Valley to Corwen. Her rational does not stack up as the Denbighshire have also been successful in this round which means they will hold two contracts for Levelling UP funding.
Ms Atherton stop playing spin and making factually incorrect statements.
Perhaps the reason the application was rejected was the majority of the project was for private sector investment with the American multi-millionaire being the potential benificiaries whuch make a large part of the scheme ineligible.January 19, 2023 at 11:42 am #229490
Sarah ‘Athletic’ Atherton says that Wrexham should be grateful for any crumbs that it is given by the Conservative government sums up her attitude to the town. There can be very few safe tory seat vacancies available or why else would she stand for election here in Wrexham again.
She appears to have no idea or care about the issues affecting the majority of her constituents, many of whom are really struggling. Her voting record shows that. Her own salary and expenses seems to be what drives her.
General Election soon please.January 19, 2023 at 11:48 am #229491
The leveling up funding works on a parliamentary constituency basis rather than a council basis.
So Clwyd South and Clwyd West have won 1 bid each.
Wrexham have won zero bids.January 19, 2023 at 1:07 pm #229506
Ms ‘Athletic’ is an amazing individual. She never fails to amaze me at how hopeless she is!
Does she ever check facts before blurting out garbage?January 19, 2023 at 2:37 pm #229516
She backed Boris’ “return” after Truss before he even announced, so she’s a dead duck in Sunak’s Tories.
Not sure if she knows that given the only “constituents” she talks to in her statements seem imaginary.January 20, 2023 at 10:27 am #229546
I have had a number meetings with Sarah Atherton as I have had with Lesley Griffiths. They both do their jobs and get things done for Wrexham. I feel that with some people Sarah Atherton can never do right as they are brain washed to hate her party and will never see the good things she does.January 20, 2023 at 2:10 pm #229567
I have had a number meetings with Sarah Atherton as I have had with Lesley Griffiths. They both do their jobs and get things done for Wrexham. I feel that with some people Sarah Atherton can never do right as they are brain washed to hate her party and will never see the good things she does.
Try telling that to the numerous people Atherton has blocked and those still waiting for replies to emails sent right from the start of her period in office.
Those actions, or lack of them, are down to her and little to do with the party she represents.January 23, 2023 at 3:37 pm #229675
It wasn’t Ms Atherton who made the selection of winning bids.
This bid was never a winner from the start. A new stand for the Cae Ras, however much desired by the fans, was only going to be in use for probably 35 – 37 days a year for home matches. For the remaining 330 days, it wouldn’t be accessible to the public. During the close season from Mid- May fo early August at the height of tourist season there would be zero usage of the stand.
Compare this with the winning bid for Froncysyllte, which aimed to open the World Heritage up for greater footfall the whole year round.
On reading the whole list of winning bids, they all open up venues/projects etc on a 7 day a week basis.
Conflating the new stand with the Wrexham Gateway has now left both projects hanging in mid-air.
Rather than venting any ire at the MP, attention should be turned to whoever on the Council put this bid forward, and asking why it went ahead in the firm it did.January 23, 2023 at 8:02 pm #229695
The assessment process also shows that dangling the names of two Hollywood stars does not cloud the judgement in Westminster the same as it has been with some Wrexham Council Members and Officers who think adding the name Ryan Reynolds in any bid will open doors to funding!
In fairness those people who have criticised Sarah Atherton are probably justified after she had the phot opportunity with Rees Mogg and co implying the bid had their support..
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