North East Wales

Mo Chaudry visits Rhyl Sun Centre in talks over pool's future

Sun Centre Image copyright Eirian Evans
Image caption The trust running the Sun Centre ceased trading in February

A millionaire businessman is due to visit Rhyl Sun Centre amid hopes it can be reopened.

Mo Chaudry, boss at Waterworld aqua park in Stoke, Staffordshire, has expressed interest in the leisure pool.

He agreed to visit on Friday afternoon amid a bid by local MP Chris Ruane to find new backers.

The Sun Centre closed along with Prestatyn's Nova Centre and the North Wales Bowls Centre when the trust running them ran out of cash.

At a meeting last month, Denbighshire councillors voted to explore the possibility of re-opening Rhyl Sun Centre for dry activities.

They also voted not to re-open the Nova Centre, but to open the bowls centre as soon as possible.

Not-for-profit Clwyd Leisure was set up by the authority in 2001 to run the sites on its behalf.

But the council's cabinet decided to withdraw financial support of £200,000 for 2014/15.

Trustees of Clwyd Leisure had been holding talks with the authority for months over a possible takeover but discussions ended without resolution and the trust ceased trading in February.

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