Andrewmackembailey

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  • in reply to: Scrutiny #252051

    Andrewmackembailey
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    Hi Zinger
    Apart from the query on the health board they are mostly issues you raise rather than evidence of a lack of scrutiny in the Sennedd !
    As a Labour Party member I am glad we returned the questionablea donation and made my views clear locally.
    Whilst I agree that improvements needs to be made in the driving test ( does anyone use indicators nowadays ) the idea for a different test for different speed limits nearly got me choking on my breakfast!
    Only 9 months in to the reduced speed in built up areas , don’t swallow the ‘ blanket garbage’, so statistic will be more accurate after a year . However many road safety organisations-Brake ROSPA and environmental bodies -FOE Natural Wales welcomed this move.
    It is probably why a number of other areas , Cornwall, Portsmouth and large areas of London already have it !

    in reply to: Sarah Atherton MP #252007

    Andrewmackembailey
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    Is that the same Andrew Murrison who less than a week ago said there were no plans to bring back National Service? Said it was an antiquated idea and would lower morale !
    Let’s look – cut funding to councils so youth clubs are closed , restrict teachers in dealing with the true pastoral care of young people and class it as ‘woke ‘!
    Never mind they may get the 81+ vote to compensate!

    in reply to: Scrutiny #252006

    Andrewmackembailey
    Participant

    And your evidence for that wild statement?
    Don’t think the Sennedd have sacked their audit committee, in fact they are looking to widen the body to increase scrutiny!

    in reply to: Council Leaders Begging Bowl #246730

    Andrewmackembailey
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    For once I agree Owain Glyndwr
    Her late majesty had just celebrated her 50 years on the throne when the Groves was declared’ surplus to requirements!’. The dither of Independent led councils, highlighted by this week’s Audit report has been around for aeons !

    in reply to: Council Leaders Begging Bowl #246483

    Andrewmackembailey
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    Back in 2022 our council leader spoke eloquently about dedicating the 9 Acre field to her late majesty.
    Now he is ‘ resting the idea ‘ due to lack of funds.
    Surely the Queen Elizabeth field is more suitable for ‘ crowdfunding’ than a costly,ill fated and unsuccessful legal tilt at disrailing the same plan he was happy to submit in November 2018!

    in reply to: Planning Department #245689

    Andrewmackembailey
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    That was certainly the position pre 20th December as the council had no LDP since 2011 . You had to argue a case with your hands tied behind your back as WCBC in their wisdom refused to construct and/or decide an overall plan that would direct such things .
    The frightening position is having been faced with reality they have less than 5 years to do it all over again.

    in reply to: LDP Thrown Out #245399

    Andrewmackembailey
    Participant

    I see Plaid Cymru are indulging in their usual idiocy.Apparently since WCBC ‘ were forced to adopt ( their own LDP “ developers have magically produced 550 houses !
    Since the said meeting , where PC did a petty walk out thats 15 days including Christmas and New Year .
    And if it is coming to a January committee it was lodged BEFORE the council’ were forced to adopt their ( own ) plan. GIGO with this bunch!

    in reply to: Spit The Dummy Out – Plaid Cymru #245005

    Andrewmackembailey
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    And the real farce is that in less than half the time we have had no development plan ( just short of 12 years) we will need a new one .
    With the current bunch of duckers, ditherers and dumbos I don’t hold much hope of success.
    Something needs to change !

    in reply to: Spit The Dummy Out – Plaid Cymru #244927

    Andrewmackembailey
    Participant

    Sorry Wrexview – you are out by a year .The UDP ( Unitary Development Plan ) agreed by Labour Clwyd and Labour Wrexham Maelor pre 1996 ran out in 2011. Different Chief Executive and the council was a Lib-Dem coalition-Labour in opposition.
    LDP 1 submitted late 2011 and rejected in early 2012 ( pre election) as not robust enough.
    Labour minority administration May-2012-September 2014 set up a Planning Policy Panel to investigate the evidence ( not personal opinions) needed for a robust plan .
    At the end of this process the Independent-Tory administration of Pritchard and co was submitted in November 2018 for investigation and interrogation, prior to adoption.
    If as you suggest the evidence was not robust this time , specifically, was the time to make the case!
    Returned after the rigours of this process to same council -same groups in charge (sic) and same opposition (Labour only as Plaid Cymru had opted to be Pritchard’s poodles). And finally adopted today.
    They say “ history is written by the winners !” Plaids fiction is an attempt for the losers of an argument to do so!

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    in reply to: Spit The Dummy Out – Plaid Cymru #244926

    Andrewmackembailey
    Participant

    Sorry participant – you are out by a year .The UDP ( Unitary Development Plan ) agreed by Labour Clwyd and Labour Wrexham Maelor pre 1996 ran out in 2011. Different Chief Executive and the council was a Lib-Dem coalition-Labour in opposition.
    LDP 1 submitted late 2011 and rejected in early 2012 ( pre election) as not robust enough.
    Labour minority administration May-2012-September 2014 set up a Planning Policy Panel to investigate the evidence ( not personal opinions) needed for a robust plan .
    At the end of this process the Independent-Tory administration of Pritchard and co was submitted in November 2018 for investigation and interrogation, prior to adoption.
    If as you suggest the evidence was not robust this time , specifically, was the time to make the case!
    Returned after the rigours of this process to same council -same groups in charge (sic) and same opposition (Labour only as Plaid Cymru had opted to be Pritchard’s poodles). And finally adopted today.
    They say “ history is written by the winners !” Plaids fiction is an attempt for the losers of an argument to do so!

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