Councillor X

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  • in reply to: The Groves School – Structure and Condition #107247

    Councillor X
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    [quote quote=107237]Let us hope that ex pupils of Grove Park Girls and Boys, The Groves (and St David’s, Bryn Offa and St Josephs who have all shared the site) will come forward in 12 months’ time and stand against those who are part of the current regime of arrogance and self-centred approach to our history, assets and services.[/quote]

    Ask yourself how many Councillors who agree with the demolition went to the school (in whatever form) and perhaps even taught there?

    Also, the Council is correct in taking the ribbons down in line with Policy, so Dr. Helen Paterson, a former Head Teacher, is quite within her rights to order their removal.

    in reply to: The Groves School – Structure and Condition #107179

    Councillor X
    Participant

    Large sack of ribbons for sale, various colours!

    in reply to: The Groves School – Structure and Condition #106729

    Councillor X
    Participant

    Once again bald statements with no worthwhile figures and costings. You will not sabotage the movement against demolition Councillor X. What may happen ultimately is that after the next election a large number of incumbents will not be seen again.

    A BALD statement indeed!

    It stands to reason that it IS cheaper to demolish the eyesore and make something that fits in with the NEW Wrexham. Look how good Eagles Meadow looks, even if it was dropped in the wrong place. Just look at what is being done with our Vibrant and Viable Places Programme …. its astonishing. Regeneration projects creating jobs, more housing, poverty being hit head on …. proving that Wrexnam CAN be both Vibrant and Viable!

    Personally speaking, i don’t think that with a 32.6% turnout for the 2011 Assembly elections, the Groves issue is going to have people getting off the soafa and casting any vote in any election soon. In fact look at the Wrexham …. a large number of people were schooled in other countries.

    in reply to: The Groves School – Structure and Condition #106715

    Councillor X
    Participant

    “Wrexham’s Liberal Democrat Councillors have successfully negotiated the first step to make sure there is proper consultation on Wrexham Council’s decision to demolish the former Groves High School.”

    So what was the point of the Executive Board unanimously approving proposals to develop and clear the old school if they are going to bow to members of the public complaining? All they are doing is increasing costs …. before it gets ripped down!

    If the Parish Church or St Mary’s Cathedral were to be in a state of disrepair then fine, by all means lets raise the money but not for an old school.

    Why don’t the good folk of Wrexham have a whip-round to SAVE OUR SCHOOL. I bet that would have less contributors than my petition to keep free parking for Councilors and top Management ….. [if I am indeed real]

    in reply to: The Groves School – Structure and Condition #106662

    Councillor X
    Participant

    Earlier this month, Wrexham Council’s executive board voted unanimously in favour of proposals to demolish the building on Powell Road.

    Other options had been discussed, such as demolishing part of the building but retaining the facade at a cost of £418,000, as well as an extra £155,000 per year to protect it while waiting for development to go ahead, and retaining and mothballing the site at a cost of £375,000.

    I think we can all do the maths here ………….. in a time when Council’s need to account for every penny, we have to put purse strings above sentiment. Flattening the building will only cost £246,000

    Very sad but don’t blame me, blame the Tories …. and those who voted for them! Good old David and his demands for posterity!!!

    in reply to: The Groves School – Structure and Condition #106629

    Councillor X
    Participant

    Out with the old and in with the new, the building is coming down and nobody can stop that now so let’s embrace this and look at it as a chance to improve education in the area!

    Personally I wanted to see the baths pulled down and a new centre built as its just an eyesore. I cannot wait to see the end of the police station either …. What were they thinking when they built them?

    And why can’t we look after the down and outs, those who need second chances and those who need to flee persecution? There are some bigoted views coming out of this thread and people should be hanging their heads in shame.

    If I can represent one I can represent all and will always listen to views, no matter how wrong they are!

    in reply to: The Groves School – Structure and Condition #106330

    Councillor X
    Participant

    Rohelendus MRICS, FCIOB …. perhaps you should be asking WHO PLANTED THE BATS and WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

    Executive Board November 2015:
    4.3 A planning application was submitted by Coleg Cambria in November 2014 and is expected to be determined in November 2015. The substantial delay has been caused by the need to undertake a bat survey – which was in turn
    governed by the seasonal nature of the field work.
    4.4 The consequence of this delay has had a significant bearing on proposals for former Groves School site. In the intervening 12 months, the priorities of the Council have changed.

    Someone once suggested that Councillor Mark Pritchard had bats in his Belfry!

    in reply to: The Groves School – Structure and Condition #106310

    Councillor X
    Participant

    Although I can see your point Rohelendus MRICS, FCIOB (if you are real!), the covenant on the site requires us to use it for educational purposes and it is far, far cheaper to rip down the school and throw up a new build.

    Too many people point the finger at us wasting money or complain about trivial matters such as priority parking for top Managers and Councillors (which we do need!) but wouldn’t it be far worse throwing bags of money into repairing an old school when we could save a fortune building a new school?

    My suggestion to convert the building into a half way house for prisoners released into the community once HMP Wrexham opens or to house immigrants was thrown out because of the covenant and the cost involved in fixing the Groves but I am now of the opinion that Erlas House would be a cost ehttps://www.wrexham.com/forums/topic/the-groves-school-structure-and-condition#topic-replyffective option for the Council.

    Its a shame that the Groves has to go but a new school will bring many construction jobs to Wrexham, just as the Prison has.

    Counc. X

    in reply to: Groves Car Park #106017

    Councillor X
    Participant

    We don’t have FREE parking, we only park there when we have a meeting. It would be incorrect to assume that any of your elected Members would park at the Guildhall at any other time and never to visit the Monday Market meat man for a bit of sausage!

    Our car park is available to constituents, Saturday and Sunday only (63 spaces / 4 disabled)
    0 – 1 hour – £1.00
    1 – 2 hours – £1.50
    6.00pm to midnight – £1.00
    Maximum stay 2 hours

    in reply to: Lucas votes against air strikes #104236

    Councillor X
    Participant

    I thought you were reporting on last month’s Planning Committee for a minute there Sheefag!

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