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Council Confirm Plas Madoc Closure Is On Table As Consultation Starts

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Friday, Nov 29th, 2013.

As predicted earlier this week, the Council have issued a comment regarding the potential of Plas Madoc leisure centre.

The Council have confirmed that they began consulting with councillors and leisure staff on proposals regarding leisure services in the area. A consultation with service users of Plas Madoc is also about to begin.

On Wednesday we reported that staff at the leisure centre were being informed about the decision this week.

It has been locally rumoured that the leisure centre was up for closure for the past few weeks however no official confirmation had taken place from the Council.

The rumours have come as a result of the recent cuts that were announced by Wrexham Council at the start of this month, which saw the Council reveal a number of potential areas to ‘reshape’, targeting savings over £13 million.

The Leisure Centre, which is located in Acrefair is best known for its swimming pool and the well-known wave machine. As well as the pool the leisure centre is also home to two squash courts, badminton courts, an outdoor multi-use games area, indoor climbing wall, trampoline and sports hall.

There is also a health and fitness suite and a café on site.

Since the original report earlier this week, a number of petitions have been started in response to the news, encouraging people to support their local swimming pools / leisure centres.

There has been similar rumours regarding Waterworld, however we understand current discussions only involve Plas Madoc.

A Council spokesperson said this afternoon: “We have begun consulting councillors and leisure staff on proposals that affect the future of leisure centres and leisure services in Wrexham. We are about to consult with service users about the proposals which include the possible closure of Plas Madoc Leisure Centre.

“A report on the proposals will be put to Scrutiny Committee in December and a recommendation will then be made to Executive Board in January for their consideration. Until then no decisions have been taken about the future of the centres or the leisure service as a whole.”

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