A PEOPLE power campaign has been launched to save Rhyl’s Sun Centre.
People have been signing an online petition opposing plans to tear down the attraction to make way for a new £10 million aquatic centre in the resort.
Denbighshire Council claims the 32-year-old attraction has come to the end of its life and assured Rhyl residents it will remain open until the new centre is built.
The petition has been launched by mum-of-two Paula Thomas, 38, of Rhyl, who says: “The council has made the wrong decisions over and over again .
“Wasting grant money on useless structures and levelling attractions that would bring holiday makers into the area.”
Jeanette Barlow, 46, of Rhyl, who has signed the petition, said: “When the Sun Centre is open I go every week with about 10 kids and see loads of friends there with their kids.
“We are going to fight for the Sun Centre for all our children.”
Jeanette warned Rhyl could suffer a loss of visitors due to the widespread popularity of the Sun Centre across the UK and said there is a lack of trust between Denbighshire Council and the people of Rhyl.
Nicola Cooney, who added her name to the petition, said: “If the Sun Centre is in disrepair, spend money on it, it needs to stay.”
Jamie Groves, Denbighshire’s head of leisure services, said: “We are at a very early stage.
“What we want is an iconic building to put the coast back on the map as it was as a seaside resort years and years ago. To get there we have to make blunt decisions.”
The petition can be signed at www.ipetitions.com/petition/rhyl-council-stop-destroying-rhyl.