PLANS for the recreation of a Flintshire social club have been unveiled.

Ewloe Sports and Social Club, which is about 85 years old, is a hub for the community and is used by several groups.

But in its current condition it would become unviable in just a few short years, chairman Stuart Fox said.

This is because it requires tens of thousands of pounds worth of repairs and is "not energy efficient."

However this week Mr Fox has unveiled exciting news for the venue.

He said: "For the last four years I have been trying to get different developers interested in building a new club for us in exchange for taking the old one and some of the car park.

"To get someone to do it has been quite a task - but now we've had one agree."

The proposed new club would be on a different part of the same site, in Mold Road, with the old club and part of the car park offered up to the developer for housing.

Now the club's members have to vote to accept the development before official plans can be drawn up to put to council planners for approval.

"I am over the moon," Mr Fox said.

"It is a done deal providing members vote for it and obviously subject to planning permission.

"The current club is in constant need of repair and needs a lot of money spending on it, with two new roofs needed as well as new heating.

"It's also not very energy efficient at the moment.

"It is a social club, a polling station and it is also a centre for the community as well, so it is important.

"The new club would be about the same size, with everything we have now included.

"We are also looking at the possibility of solar panels subject to grant funding.

"If we were to carry on as we are, I don't think we will be there in two to three years."

The club would normally hold an extraordinary meeting to make such a decision but due to covid restrictions, it will be hosting open days on September 19, 20, 26 and 27 for smaller groups of people at a time to ask questions and vote on the scheme, where there will be 3d models and various pictures to view.

Mr Fox said he is not in a position to reveal the name of the developer at this stage, and the open days and subsequent vote are open to members of the club only.

"Please try your best to attend these open days and bring your membership cards with you," he added.