Further investments planned for Denbighshire Leisure
Denbighshire Leisure is continuing to upgrade its facilities across the county in 2017, including installing 3G All weather pitches in a number of locations, as part of its ongoing commitment to customers, to continue to provide high quality accessible facilities.
Already Denbighshire facilities are placed amongst the best in Wales and Denbighshire leisure Ďbuck the national trendí, continuing to operate Leisure provisions and attractions successfully and commercially.
Significant investment in 2017 will include:
The reopening of Denbigh Leisure Centre swimming pool following refurbishment of the wetside changing rooms and a complete overhaul of the pool hall. The hall has been completely retiled and a new translucent stretch ceiling fitted with LED uplights.
Plans for the new waterpark on Rhyl Promenade, which, if approved by Council at the end of January, will be built and operated by Denbighshire Leisure.
In spring, the All Weather Pitch at Corwen will have a new 3rd Generation pitch installed, this will be the first 3G pitch in the county and a huge opportunity for the Centre. At the same time, resurfacing/relining the car park will take place and replacement of all CV equipment in the Fitness Suite with brand new Technogym equipment, linking to the Cloud.
Following customer feedback, this summer will also see investment in the wetside changing rooms at both Ruthin and Rhyl, both of which are in need of refreshment.
Summer will see a new 3G pitch being installed at St Asaph as part of the new school project.
Llangollen will also be benefitting from a refreshed fitness suite during the year.
Proposals are also being drafted for significant investment in Prestatyn Leisure Centre with improvement to changing and circulation areas.
Councillor Huw Jones, Cabinet Lead Member with responsibility for leisure, said: ďI am delighted that Denbighshire Leisure continues to go from strength to strength and that our reputation for delivering high quality facilities to our communities endures.
As the hockey season comes to a close the Rhyl and District Club look back on a mixed season of results with the Ladies first team topping Division 2 of the Cheshire Womenís League and gaining promotion to Division1 having played 22, won 14, drawn 4 and lost 4 scoring 99 goals and conceding 40.
The Ladies second team still have games to play and currently have nine points from 11 matches with a very young development side.
The Menís first team avoided relegation from Division 2 of the North West Hockey League on the last match of the season while the Menís Second team having gained promotion to Division 5 South last season, found it tough going and only achieved one point all season and so will be back in Division 6 South next season.
Rhyl & District Hockey Club, the oldest hockey club in North Wales and was the first to stage an international match back in 1895 when they played Ireland in Rhyl. The club is now based in St. Asaph, playing their home fixtures at the Leisure Centre all weather pitch and their after match activities at St. Asaph Cricket Club,
The Club would like to extend a big thank you to St. ASsaph Cricket Club for making their club house available to them for after match refreshment.
Pictured after their last match of the season is the successful Ladies First team which contains nine pupils from Ysgol Glan Clwyd.