Matt

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  • in reply to: Nine Acre Field #222041

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    Build a new school on Groves site.

    Turn nine acre into a recreational green space accessible to everyone in the town.

    Let’s be honest there’s no way anyone will agree to put a traveller site there and quite rightly it has been used in a scaremongering and discriminatory manner.

    in reply to: Car Park Charges Eagles Meadow #218529

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    Have they changed the pricing tariffs in Eagles Meadow? It’s meant to be 80p for 30 minutes or less.

    Parking

    in reply to: 2022 What Will Happen in Wrexham? #213626

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    Nothing

    in reply to: HS2 high-speed rail line. #212836

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    Suggesting Wrexham or Wales is going to benefit from something in Crewe station is a reach and a half. It’s a 50 minute rail journey away.

    They need to sort out the North Wales metro area rail links they keep banging on about.

    in reply to: Atherton and Baynes MP’s vote for sleaze. #211217

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    The people who are that bothered about her not resigning go and urge her to resign, but nobody should be pretending that Rob Roberts should still be an MP either.


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    Great post Alun and a brutally honest appraisal of the situation in hand, I was actually able to read through your long post and learn something and agree, as opposed to wincing and feeling like we are all being gaslit, based on other long postings by others with an agenda.

    People have been desperate for the markets to be fixed for years as the right set-up would get locals back in and buying to both the indoor markets and to a revamped Monday market.

    The council’s answer to this was to chuck Ty Pawb at us with sheer delusion that the arts and performance space would do anything for the average townsfolk. Now Wrexham’s market brand and identity is even more confusing and broken.

    Now they want to chuck city status at us and INSIST IT WILL BE FOR OUR BENEFIT.

    It’s only a matter of time before they claim they are utterly broke again and threaten us with reduced black bin collection again and to close down leisure centres and demolish community centres.

    Has anyone ever come across a bunch of individuals as the Executive Board who do not realise just how angry they make people collectively? It’s a good job they don’t run the council in a French town is all I can say.

    I’ve been fairly silent on local issues for a long time because there’s not been a great deal they could mess up during Covid, but now they are back to their meddling ways and deserve a downright good shouting at.

    in reply to: Atherton and Baynes MP’s vote for sleaze. #211189

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    And then of course there’s Rob Roberts

    in reply to: Who should we hold responsible ? #211188

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    See, they can’t even get the market right in a market town, so would they prefer it to become a City of Culture where there’s no culture?


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    We are fortunate to have Hollywood star owners of WAFC, who have aspirations to see our team play at a much higher level. Such aspirations will create investment in the stadium, an impressive training facility and as a result will see home attendances in excess of 10,000 spectators, which will have a positive knock on impact for retail and leisure outlets in the town-centre.

    It is also shameful to try and hitch the wagon of the Council’s running of Wrexham town and county to the fortunes of the club. Hollywood star owners might help the club improve, but what are we going to do, make them mayors of town and expect them to fix the problems of the entire town and wider county. It’s beggar belief that this would be the case. There will be a limited uplift of retail and hospitality activity on match days, but the apparent claims that it will superpower the entire economy are delusional.


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    Ridiculous bluster? It sounded credible to me and I’ve yet to hear a decent argument on why Wrexham should remain a town.

    Here’s the argument – it would be a gross violation of the Trade Descriptions Act to ever describe Wrexham in its current incarnation as a City.

    Reading, Bournemouth, Swindon, Northampton and Luton are all towns far bigger in population and physical size than Wrexham, with greater facilities and merits that would argue their deservedness of an upgrade.

    However, they are happy with their lot. You don’t see councillors there coming out with tub-thumping lunacy trying to enforce a crazy city bid.

    How can anyone declare this town to be city ready when the vast majority of retail units on Hope Street, Regent Street, Eagles Meadow, Henblas Street are empty!

    It’s not about shopping, but you can’t also declare city going off the culture of Ty Pawb (reviled and ignored by most of the general public) alone.

    Woefully inadequate public transport infrastructure – both rail and bus. A483 junctions in desperate need of updating, not sure when those updates are going to happen.

    Secondary school system in dire straits.

    Inadequate provision of GP Surgeries – they keep closing down and more and more people pushed into less surgeries, making it nearly impossible for some to get an appointment or even registered.

    A city status bid is a tragic vanity project and backslapping exercise for a group of 10 Executive Board power wielders who each got elected in on average by around 30% of an uninterested and unengaged local electorate.

    You could call Wrexham a Super-Metropolis or whatever you wanted if you want labels and it would still need actual issues dealing with it. It’s like the Emperor’s New Clothes.

    Councillor Wynn my feedback to your esteemed Executive Board is stop messing about with stupid City Status nonsense and actually do something to fix the myriad of issues this town has. The bid is not worthy of a single hour’s time wasted on it whilst everything else decays.

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