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Monday, February 3, 2014

Skates "hopeful" after Plas Madoc meeting

CLWYD South Assembly Member says he is hopeful over the future of Plas Madoc Leisure Centre after what he described as a ‘very constructive’ meeting with Wrexham council bosses.

Mr Skates, the Labour AM for Clwyd South, met lead member for leisure Cllr David Griffiths and council officers on Friday morning (January 31) to discuss options for keeping the centre – which has been earmarked for closure – open to the public.

He said: “Many of my constituents have made their feelings known about the council’s proposals for Plas Madoc. I am a regular user of the centre and I know many people in Clwyd South and further afield would be sad to see it close.

“Councils don’t take this type of major decision lightly, and authorities across Wales are being put under severe pressure because of the UK Government’s austerity measures. However, we had a very constructive meeting and I am happy to have been able to provide the council with a number of issues to investigate.

“I was very pleased by the commitment of Cllr Griffiths and the officers to hold an open dialogue with me on such an important matter, and I remain hopeful we can find an alternative and keep the facility open.”

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