PLAY areas and bowling greens are among facilities to be transferred to community councils.
Wrexham Council’s executive board voted yesterday to approve recommendations for community councils to run the facilities from April.
A number of children’s play areas will now be taken over by their community council for 2014-15, while the upkeep of Cunliffe Bowling Green and Bellevue Park Bowling Green will be handed over to their respective clubs.
Public toilets in Rhos and Overton will be taken over by their respective councils.
But five play areas deemed to be in poor condition – Shone’s Lane in Llay, Abbots Way in Bangor-on-Dee, The Lodge in Brymbo, Newtown Play Area in Gresford and the Senior Play Area in Acton Oak – are to close.
The board voted on a report compiled by Cllr Bob Dutton, lead member for the environment, which highlighted the need to meet savings of £45m over the course of the next five years as the reason for facilities being transferred.
Community centres and other facilities are also set to be transferred to community or town council control – but they were not considered in yesterday’s report.
MAINTENANCE of these play areas will be transferred to community councils:
l Chirk Community Council: Crogan Offa, George Street, Station Avenue skate park and youth shelter, Whitehurst Gardens, Black Park, Halton.
l Glyntraian Community Council: Maes Meredydd, Pontfadog.
l South Maelor Community Council: Pendas Park, Penley (Parish Hall Committee are interested in taking over).
l Rossett Community Council: Mountain View, Greenfields, Burton.
l Llangollen Rural Community Council: Fron Community Centre grounds - play area within one section, Garth Road, Trevor Brickworks, Woodlands Grove, Fron.
l Cunliffe Bowling Green, Acton, to be transferred to Cunliffe Bowling Club.
l Parciau, Bellevue Park Bowling Greens to be transferred to Parciau Bowling Club.
l Overton Public Conveniences, Oswestry Road, to be transferred to Overton Community Council.
l Rhos Public Conveniences, Market Street, to be transferred to Rhos Community Council.