£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…

Livelihoods threatened because of loss of bus service

Calls for reinstatement of key bus services A hospital worker says council cuts to bus services have put her job at risk. Now campaigners and Plaid Cymru are calling for Wrexham Council to reinstate the bus services in rural areas. Jane Ballinger, of Glyn Ceiriog, works at the orthopaedic hospital and used to catch the…

‘Catch the Bus Week’ Farce

Cutting vital bus services in Wrexham just a month before launching Catch the Bus Week has been branded a cruel farce by Plaid Cymru. Catch The Bus Week (April 28 – May 4) is an initiative set up by the large bus companies urging people to catch the bus to work or to the shops.…

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…