£1m loan deal is a ‘spiteful snub’ to Plas Madoc

Plaid Cymru the Party of Wales have challenged Wrexham County Borough Council’s decision to ignore Splash Magic in their successful bid for a Welsh Government Sports Facilities Capital Loan Scheme. It was announced yesterday that the council had been successful in its application for a £1m loan from the Welsh Government and will use the funds…

Splash the cash!

Council urged to match public’s donations to community-run leisure centre Plaid Cymru – the Party of Wales’ Assembly candidate for Clwyd South has called on Wrexham Council to match the donations made by the public to fund essential maintenance work at community-run Splash Magic leisure centre. Mabon ap Gwynfor, who is among hundreds of people…

Trident costs Wrexham £12.6m a year

Ahead of today’s Westminster Debate on Trident, Plaid Cymru spokesperson for Clwyd South, Mabon ap Gwynfor criticised the “eye-watering” latest estimate for the cost of renewing the nuclear defence system, calling for it to be scrapped entirely. Following the Strategic Defence and Security Review announced by the Prime Minister yesterday (Monday), the Campaign for Nuclear…

Plas Madoc funding U-Turn

Statement on the news of the Plas Madoc funding u-turn: “The news that the Labour group on Wrexham Council has done a u-turn is a welcome step in the right direction. Along with all the hard-working campaigners, we called for Plas Madoc to be kept open while the centre was transferred to community ownership and,…

Plas Madoc closure will create future health problems

Research reveals poorer communities are less physically active New research revealing that poorer communities are less physically active has prompted calls for Wrexham Council to reverse its decision to close Plas Madoc Leisure Centre. The research by the ESRC (Economic and Social research Council) says that being less physically active is storing up huge health-related…

Health Consequences of Plas Madoc closure

To the Editor On the day that Diabetes UK warned that we were reaching epidemic proportions of Diabetes Type 2, a life threatening illness linked to obesity and lifestyle choice, a motley partnership of Labour and Conservatives on Wrexham Council voted to close Plas Madoc and other Leisure facilities in Wrexham. This short term decision…