katy

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  • in reply to: Tour of Britain #224555

    katy
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    Seems like the whole Wrexham.com report on this is a jumbled up mess.

    Wrexham has not been annouced as the Grand Depart for the Tour of Britain next year. They will be hosting a stage of the Tour Series (completely different event).

    They are considering a bid for the 2025 Tour of Britain Grand Depart.

    Terrible reporting, but everything in my original post still stands. I would add that even with the Tour of Britain most of the hosts are towns and not cities.


    katy
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    Well, surprise surprise, the decision got overturned. Who would have guessed? (apart from everyone but the council)

    in reply to: WCBC Code Of Practice goes out the window #221108

    katy
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    No just the Code of Practice, but also the law.

    The Local Government Act 1972 as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information Act) 1988 states:

    In section 100B(4) – That an item cannot be considered at a meeting unless its on the agenda that was published at least 3 days before. Only exception is urgent items.

    In section 100B(3) – All reports must also be available 3 days before unless the meeting is urgent or the Councillors themselves have not received the reports

    in reply to: Make up of new Executive Board. #219466

    katy
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    If Bithell moves to housing don’t be surprised if he comes up with the bright idea of getting rid of all the houses as they just attract people wanting to live in them.

    in reply to: City of Wrexham! Wrexham wins City Status bid #219278

    katy
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    Yes hell has not opened up and swallowed St Asaph. Also businesses have not flocked to invest in St Asaph. The streets are not paved with gold, there are no Gucci shops in the high street.

    Businesses invest where the ROI will be the greatest. Yes that usually means cities because cities usually have larger populations and better infrastructure. Just renaming a small town to a city will not make a business suddenly want to invest there.

    Warrington, who missed out on becoming a city, will still be viewed as more attractive for investment from businesses as it has a much larger population, is better located strategically, and has better infrastructure.

    in reply to: City of Wrexham! Wrexham wins City Status bid #219238

    katy
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    Sad sad day for Wrexham

    in reply to: I’m an, erm, independent…..Gotcha. #218931

    katy
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    Sorry to have to break this to you, but you mean nothing to councilors. You are just an object that needs to be manipulated into putting a cross next to their name. Once you have done this they don’t give a **** until the next time they want you to put a cross next to their name.

    Just like the Lib Dems main manifesto pledge was to scrap all university fees. Then they get the chance to have a taste of power and introduce £10k per year university fees instead. Nick Clegg then (totally unconnected of course) becomes Sir Nick Clegg a few years later.

    in reply to: The School Run #215365

    katy
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    Used to see a car that would sit in their driveway waiting for the school bus to go past. Would then drive the less than 100m to the bus stop and pull up in front of the bus so their precious child didn’t have to walk too far or heavens forbid stand and wait for the bus.

    Some people are just lazy and you will never change them.

    in reply to: A483 – 50mph zone #214774

    katy
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    Lets take a look at the original report from the Welsh Government when this scheme was devised:

    https://gov.wales/sites/default/files/consultations/2018-04/180425-no2-weltag-stage-1-a483-wrexham-en.pdf

    On page 15 we see table 1. This shows there prediction of what would happen if they did nothing (ie no speed limits introduced). It shows that levels were predicted to fall to 31 by 2022 if no measures introduced (levels would fall as older cars gets replaced with newer cleaner engines or electric cars).

    So levels of 27.5 during a pandemic when there is massive drop in the number of cars using the A483 is hardly a roaring success compared to the baseline of what was predicted to happen if no measures were taken. There are also probably more electric cars on the road than they would have predicted in 2017

    in reply to: Wrexham Council’s Money Tree #214240

    katy
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    All the smart town/city projects that have been planned worldwide tend to get scrapped. Even Google backed ones. So not sure why Wrexham feels it can succeed where others have failed. Especially as it has a history of failing with even the most basic of smart projects.

    However, having said that, maybe the talking lamp posts idea has some legs in it. Think about it. Local spice addicts heading out to find their next fix, suddenly a lamp post starts talking to them, and now they are thinking maybe they have already had their fix and they don’t take any spice after all.

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