Prestatyn's North Wales Bowls Centre to re-open in September


Staff reporter (Rhyl Journal)

THE first of three centres closed after Clwyd Leisure went into liquidation will open in September.

Along with the Sun Centre and Prestatyn Nova Centre, the North Wales Bowls Centre, also in Prestatyn, closed earlier this year before control of the sites was handed back to Denbighshire Council.

The site is expected to re-open in September in time for the indoor bowls season after works to replace the roof and carry out internal and external modifications are carried out.

Kevin Jones, chairman of the Ffrith Bowls Club committee, which is based at the centre, said: “The last few weeks since the liquidation of Clwyd Leisure Ltd have left a void in the lives of many people in the area, as the centre was at the heartbeat of their lives.

"I am delighted that Denbighshire County Council at a time of very real financial pressure, have taken a vital role and are investing considerably in the refurbishment of the building and its facilities."

"The centre is part of the community and I want to assure all our centre members that by late September the doors will re- open with some exciting new changes that will put us back on the map as a must visit venue and the jewel in the crown of indoor bowls will sparkle once more.”

Ffrith Bowls Club will be holding its annual meeting at 6.30pm on Tuesday, April 29 at the centre, which will re-open for the meeting.

Jamie Groves, Denbighshire Council's, head of communications, marketing and leisure said: "Denbighshire Council understands the importance of this community building and has demonstrated not only its commitment to re-open but to invest and improve the leisure offer."

The Prestatyn Nova will remain closed until a refurbishment is completed in 2015 while Mo Chaudry, chairman of WaterWorld aqua park in Stoke-on-Trent, has expressed an interest in reopening the Sun Centre.

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