Thursday, 7 April 2011

Town centre political ban plan meets united opposition

The daft bid by Wrecsam Council officials to ban all political organisations and individuals from organising events in Queen Sq and Llwyn Onn has been deferred after councillors revealed that half the area was in fact a public highway. The idea of banning democratic protest and campaigning on a public square on the whim of the town hall manager had united opposition across the political spectrum and officers were sent away with a clear message to sort out the mess they had created.

When the report comes back to the scrutiny committee, there will be a chance to discuss the proposals more fully but councillors seemed determined to allow free speech in our main meeting place.

There are other elements of the report that need to be reformed and amended but that will now have to wait for the revised report.

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