'People power is the only way to prevent Plas Madoc closure'

Published date: 30 January 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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 A RALLYING call has been made for ‘people power’ to save Plas Madoc from closure.

Tomorrow is the last day people can make their thoughts known on the leisure review which will include proposals to shut the centre in Acrefair.

Wrexham Council has so far had 2,022 responses to a public consultation which ends tomorrow.

Alison Roberts of ‘Save Plas Madoc Leisure Centre’ said: “We’ve got a simple message for everyone who wants to keep Plas Madoc open – you’ve got 24 hours to make your feelings known.

“People power is the only way we’ll save the centre and we know many councillors are uneasy with this plan.

“If they have thousands of people breathing down their necks, they’ll think twice before making the wrong decision.

“There is a huge strength of feeling behind our campaign.”

The campaigners fear the closure of Plas Madoc may already be a ‘done deal’ following an email from Lawrence Isted, Wrexham Council’s head of community wellbeing and development, which said: “The consultants considered many options, which can be explained, but are proposing one solution and this will form the basis of the recommendations.”

However, the Save Plas Madoc Leisure Centre group say they are not giving up and will fight any decision to close the centre.

Llyr Gruffydd, Plaid Cymru AM for North Wales has thrown his weight behind the campaign.

He said: “The level of opposition to the planned closure of Plas Madoc is unprecedented.

“People are outraged the council would close such a well used and unique leisure facility.

“They’re equally angry the decision is being based on a flawed consultants’ report and it will only save £96,000 a year.

“It’s clear there are bigger savings to be made in the council that won’t impact on the community’s health and wellbeing in the same way.

“I hope the council will listen to this tidal wave of opposition and reject the closure.”

When the consultation period closes all the responses will be collated and made available to the members of the council’s executive board when they consider the matter at the meeting on February 11.

Wrexham Council has said members will consider both the recommendations of The Sports Consultancy and the representation made by the public before taking a decision.

There will be a workshop for council members on Tuesday at the Guildhall where there will be another protest held to show support against the closure.

The public consultation on the leisure review is available on Wrexham Council’s website and will be open until midnight tomorrow.

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  1. Posted by: anon777 at 20:53 on 30 January 2014 Report

    this is just another manifestation (albeit on a small scale) of an elite globalist agenda designed to incrementally deconstruct our free society, diminishing freedom and liberty through social control mechanisms; citing austerity as the measure when the true cause is the degradation of financial stability cheifly executed by the corrupt banks, which is geared to socially engineering poverty and division by transfering all the wealth to the few on a global scale.

  2. Posted by: anon777 at 21:24 on 30 January 2014 Report

    I wonder why the people elected to represent us continue to allow and afford major corporate structures to compartmentalise and decimate our communities...... money? standing together in community and maintaining the right to free speech are our only defense against a centuary old rising tide of oppression imposed by those who seek to enslave us all *politically, technologically, biologically, and spiritually.

  3. Posted by: anon777 at 21:26 on 30 January 2014 Report

    In the de-population endgame the illusioned servants of such corruption don't know that there will be NO provision for them despite their clemency. I am personally saddened to hold this view when I am also acutely aware that we create our own prosperity and fortune and that we always get more of what we focus upon. Evidently there is far too much going on in this corrupt world to convince me to believe otherwise. Time is running out fast; humanity needs to wake up.

  4. Posted by: anon777 at 21:37 on 30 January 2014 Report

    This is not the projection of a world I want for my children; my only fervent desire to thrive; the desire for abundance for all mankind. *reseach alternative media with hard evidence and whistleblowers testimonies

  5. Posted by: anon777 at 21:39 on 30 January 2014 Report

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