A BOARD of directors will be appointed to oversee a not-for-profit company set up to manage Denbighshire’s leisure services.

Earlier this year Denbighshire County Council approved the creation of a local authority trading company as an alternative delivery model for leisure services on behalf of the Council.

The facilities proposed to be included are the county’s seven leisure centres as well as the Prestatyn Nova, the town's £15m SC2, Rhyl Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl Events Arena and events function, North Wales Bowls Centre, Rhyl Town Hall, Ruthin Craft Centre, Llangollen Pavilion, 1891, Café R (Ruthin) and Strategic Leisure.

A spokesperson from Denbighshire County Council said: "The Council-owned company would enable the leisure service to trade more commercially to help sustain the facilities, as well as making substantial savings for the Council in the first year of operation.

"The board of directors will include the appropriate mix of skills to maximise the business potential of the company’s operations while the monitoring and oversight of the company’s performance will be the function of a separate strategic governance board.

"It is proposed some of the roles on the board will be filled by councillors and employees of the company as well as independent members recruited by open advertisement."

Denbighshire County Council’s Cabinet will be asked to endorse this approach before the plans are put to full council for approval later this year.

The not-for-profit company will be a separate legal entity from the Council but will be providing services to the Council under the terms of a contract. Day to day operation of the Company will be the responsibility of the board of directors of the company.

The local authority intend to monitor the company’s performance.