Waterworld Up For Closure – Possible New Facility

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  • #65999

    wrexview
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    Looks like the money is actually a loan, so implications for repayment and interest if the Council do go for it!

    #66082
    Daave63
    Daave63
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    SAVE WATERWORLD !!
    Regarding ‘consultants’, they come into organisation to ‘save’ money. They look at specific things, get the exsisting overworked staff to do their job for them and then submit a fancy & over complicated report of their findings. Their expert findings can save £millions but only if savage cuts are made – nothing practicle, workable or even any mention of a viable replacement – they then take their overblown fees and move on to the next one – clever stuff. Their reports are then accepted as gospell and front-line staff have to continue providing the service with slashed budgets!

    #65989

    Rob
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    Further to the wrexham.com report last week on Cadw looking into listing etc Calls For Cadw To Make Waterworld A Listed Building | Wrexham.com

    Daily Post reporting yesterday Doomed Wrexham Waterworld in listed building bid proposal – Daily Post saying that Cadw are looking at a site visit – so it must be being taken seriously

    “We are currently in the process of considering this request, including a site visit, and a decision will be taken in due course.”

    #66000

    wrexview
    Participant

    ” A Wrexham council spokeswoman said: “Cadw have been called to assess whether it should be a listed building. If it is given listed building status then before anything could be done it would require listed building consent.”

    Even if listed status is awarded, a new complex could be built and Waterworld left to stand empty.

    The above quote is from the Daily Post article. The Council spokesperson doesn’t seem to want CADW to award Waterworld listed status, something that might attract grants to help maintain the building. I wonder if Councillors will wait for the outcome before making a final decision?

    #66077

    wxm
    Participant

    The whole thing stinks

    But would 50 new councillors have the will and time to stand for office

    #66035

    zinger
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    Perhaps Wrexham as a town should all be demolished and atarted again from scratch. The town evolved over a long period of time. We can never replace what has been destroyed. We will never get a new swimming pool unless we get into lots of debt which will need repaying at exorbitant rates. We are going backwards. Why did we need an extension on the Guildhall anyway? That is one place that I would be happy to see demolished. Why did we need a police station that wobbled in the wind?

    #66075

    gogledd
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    Councillors vote to close Plas Madoc by a vote of 7 to 2. They also voted to close Waterworld and ‘possibly’ replace it with a new facility.

    BBC News – Wrexham councillors vote to close Plas Madoc Leisure Centre

    #65990

    Rob
    Participant

    We did a lengthier report on the meeting aside from the live tweets – it was quite a tempestuous affair with the end of the agenda item having very vocal ‘feedback’ shouted!

    Council Plas Madoc Closure: Full Meeting Report | Wrexham.com

    #66026

    Adam
    Participant

    Just an observation:

    Those who voted in favour:

    Council Leader Neil Rogers,
    Cllr Mark Pritchard,
    Cllr Michael Williams,
    Cllr Bob Dutton,
    Cllr Malcolm King
    Cllr David Griffiths,
    Cllr Hugh Jones.

    The 7 Lead members of the executive committee:

    Council Leader Neil Rogers,
    Cllr Mark Pritchard,
    Cllr Michael Williams,
    Cllr Bob Dutton,
    Cllr Malcolm King
    Cllr David Griffiths,
    Cllr Hugh Jones.

    And from the council website:

    “At its Annual Meeting held on 24 May 2006, the Council revised its constitutional arrangements to permit the Council Leader to appoint Members of the Executive Board to lead roles.”

    #66063

    MP1953
    Participant

    These closures are just another couple of more nails in the coffin of Wrexham, but this is not a recent thing as the powers to be have for many, many years made poor decisions and chose wrong priorities on behalf of genuine Wrexham people I like to call them. for e.g. city status, Glyndwr University, the destruction of Wrexhams heritage as a town etc. etc. :rolleyes:

    The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

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