Cabinet to discuss plan for board of ADM

A board of directors will be appointed to oversee the 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 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 facilities proposed to be included are the county’s seven leisure centers as well as the Prestatyn Nova, 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.

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 councilors 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.