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Wrexham councillor says Plas Madoc Leisure Centre could close

Plas Madoc Leisure Centre
Image caption Plas Madoc's leisure centre survived closure in 2007

One of Wrexham's biggest leisure centres could close as the council tries to make nearly £14m of savings, it has been reported.

Plas Madoc councillor Paul Blackwell told the Leader newspaper that staff at his local leisure centre have been told it faces possible closure.

Wrexham council would not deny the claims and said a statement on leisure services would be issued on Friday.

It said any proposals on leisure service cuts would be consulted upon.

A wider consultation is already under way on plans to save money from next year's budget.

It is understood any specific proposals regarding leisure services would be put to the council's scrutiny committee in December and, if agreed, would be put out to public consultation.

Plas Madoc Leisure Centre - on one of Wrexham's most deprived estates - has a pool, two squash courts, four badminton courts, an outdoor multi-use games area, indoor climbing wall and trampolines.

It also boasts a fitness suite, sauna area and cafeteria.

It survived closure in 2007, when a council report said it was near the end of its "beneficial life".

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