The deadline decision date for Plas Madoc has been pushed back following the announcement that this month’s Executive Board meeting has been postponed.
The original deadline of 1st October to reach agreement on the transfer of the Plas Madoc Leisure Centre to a leisure trust or community-based social enterprise has been extended to the end of October 2014 because the next Executive Board meeting is 7 October.
The centre, which closed on 28th April, has been mothballed by the Council to enable expressions of interest in its transfer to a community-led group. The Splash Community Trust submitted a business plan to the Council at the end of August.
Last month the Council Executive Board rejected a motion from the Wrexham Independents to give £50,000 to help kick start other external co-funding and a delay of demolition of the centre from the 2nd October to the end of October.
Today Cllr Hugh Jones made the announcement that this was now the next scheduled date for this matter to be considered and would allow further time for the consideration of the business plan submitted by the Splash Community Trust.
Cllr Jones commented: “I have previously said that the Council should not place barriers in the way of the Splash Trust. This extension of time allows this transfer to be fully considered by the Executive Board at its next meeting on 7 October”.
The cancellation of this month’s Executive Board meeting follows the news yesterday that 10 councillors had left the Labour Party and Group.
This morning Chief Executive Helen Patterson released a statement saying that it is ‘business as usual’ at Wrexham Council.