A RHYL playgroup that faced closure after 32 years has been given an extension until the summer.
The Coronation Playgroup, which is based in the grounds of Rhyl High School, was due to close its doors
at the end of last year, and has now been given an extension until the end of the school year, in July.
Anne Smith, who runs the playgroup, said: “It is great news that the children can stay at the group. They are moving on to school in September.”
Ms Smith, who has worked at the group for 22 years, said they have been looking at an alternative premises, where the playgroup first started, in the Coronation Gardens.
“It would be great to go back to there,” she said.
“Someone from Denbighshire County Council came with us to see the property.
“The council has been brilliant with us.”
In November, the Journal reported the group were set to close after Denbighshire Council said it needed the building full time for educational purposes.
The playgroup, which caters for children aged two and a half years to four, was originally given until December 21 to find an alternative location.
Councillor Win Mullen-James described the group as a valuable part of the community.
“Anne has given a lot over the years and I would like to see it continue,” she said.
“Denbighshire Council have been very helpful trying to find them new accommodation - it is looking very positive for the group.”
A spokeswoman for Denbighshire Council, said: “Officers continue to work closely with the Coronation Play group to source alternative accommodation that is suitable for their needs and meets the requirements of the CCISW (Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales).
“As a result, we have extended the groups booking until July 2013 by which time we hope to have secured a new venue for them.”