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The Labour run council 2012-2014 ( September) were actively seeking with Coleg Cambria, to make a good educational use of this building, as per the covenant.
The Independents and Tories took over – thanks you renegades you know who you are- and kiboshed that .
As they have no concept of plans or strategy that is why this , and many other things have drifted!
The council leader says “ there is desperation to get this (the LDP) over the line by those who support it like the officers and developers!”
Well I am guessing that the legal officers don’t want a judicial review they know they can’t win and the finance officers don’t want an unnecessary strain on a tight budget. As to developers our leader (sic) and the naysayers totally miss the point- not for the first time . A working LDP puts control on development- indeed that is its role and they have had free rein in Clochmerle for a dozen years now . Time to finish this farce !
Not the only words she has missed out in her ‘ report from Westminster’! The bit about Gresford Lake should read ‘ I was glad to write a letter of congratulations AFTER hearing of the success of the bid I had nothing to do with’.
Not only achieved success at the Racecourse but our MP managed a ‘success’ in achieving a £48k grant for a project in the village she lives in . That is despite not being on the council that was an integral part of the bid for over 3 years, and spending precisely NO time in the formulation and preparation of the bid !
How does she do it ?
“ Opportunity to start all over again “ To ex councillor crusties like me it is “ deja vu all over again “! I came back on the council to this adage in 2012 ,over a decade ago . The gutless , blame shifting derogation of duty by the current WCBC regime could condemn the residents of Wrexham to more of the same ! Since we last had a viable Local Development Plan expire in 2011 localities have had to fight rearguard actions against developers with , at least , one arm tied firmly behind their back. And this administration will claim this is them ‘ protecting our community!”
I agree with Captain C attack the way they vote and not the person.
However if you do ask Ms Atherton a direct question as one of her constituents be prepared that you may not get a reply .
I asked our MP back in October why she voted against her own party manifesto commitment and I am still waiting for a reply,or even an acknowledgment nearly 3 months on .
The 2019 manifesto she was elected on had a direct commitment on the subject of fracking “ that there would be a moratorium on fracking unless there was direct scientific proof of it’s safety . “
On Wednesday 25th October, in the midst of chaos that help to end the Truss premiership, our MP broke that commitment.
A request for the scientific proof that impelled her do do so goes unanswered. As an elected representative one of your cardinal rules is that you deal with ALL constituents, whether they voted for you or not.
Not good enough.
Whilst I have always been a Republican this is just playing’ whatever it is I am against it ‘ immaturity politics typical of our local plaid.
I turned down the mayoralty when it was suggested to me , on more than one occasion, and my republicanism was certainly a factor .
I never however felt I had to share that with banner headlines , and if still a WCBC councillor would just not have attended this function.
The wish to ‘ headline’ every little twitch of political feeling would make a great study for some political/ physiological minded person !
Four months to SPOTY ( Sports Personality Of The Year) and I reckon we can close the betting on “ Team of the Year!”
In response to Wrexview – planning decision are supposed to be based on planning merits only . Therefore there should be a free vote and NO whipping.
That said , and I appreciate your cynicism, I can recall occasions when that clearly was forgotten, as was being “ Independent!”
Looks like our Tory/Indy councillors are learning from their masters at Westminster.
Love him or loathe him Steve Bray has been doggedly exercising his free speech at Westminster with a “ stop Brexit “ protest.
Not with the new Policing bill our MPs supported as his equipment has been seized by the Police.
At the start of the Ukraine invasion I asked my MP whether she , like me , praised Russian dissidents, prepared to speak out. Her reply was positive and supportive of free speech!
Hollow words I am afraid!
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