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Monday, November 19, 2018

Splash praised by Welsh Government Minister

From left, Splash Community Trust chair Stella Matthews;
Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and
Public Services, Alun Davies AM; Clwyd South AM Ken Skates
and Splash director Ray Prescott.

A leisure centre used by people from Llangollen and nominated for a national award has been praised after a visit from a Welsh Government Minister.

Alun Davies AM, Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services, was given a tour of Plas Madoc Leisure Centre recently.

Stella Matthews, chair of the Splash Community Trust, which runs the centre said: “It was wonderful to welcome the Cabinet Secretary to Plas Madoc and we’re very grateful to him for taking the time to visit and for his interest.

“He was very impressed with the strides we’ve made in the past four years, which is a testament to our brilliant team, the staff, volunteers, the board and the local community.”

Mrs Matthews will represent Plas Madoc Leisure Centre at the UK Social Enterprise Awards in London on November 28 after being named Social Enterprise of the Year Wales last month.

Local AM Ken Skates was a founder member of the volunteer trust set up to save Plas Madoc after Wrexham Council voted to close it down in 2013.

He said: “From facing the prospect of being demolished to being the pride of Wales and in the running for a UK-wide award in such a short period is incredible. The volunteers, board and members of staff who run Plas Madoc are a credit to our area and they deserve all the plaudits.”

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