POTENTIAL new uses for the soon to be disused Ysgol Pontfadog have been discussed at a public meeting.

The school will cease operating in its current form at the end of the term despite efforts from campaigners to keep it open.

Despite the impending closure, Wrexham Council has offered to gift the building to the community, giving them the opportunity to give the building a new lease of life.

Several conditions have been put in place regarding the new ownership of the building. For example, any new venture musty be run by the community, as neither Wrexham Council or Glyntraian Community Council can be involved in day to day running.

Also, any new venture must demonstrate a sustainable and viable business plan and cannot compete with any similar nearby ventures.

At the public meeting held at the school building on Thursday, April 11, several ideas were put forward by members of the community, including converting the building into an activity centre, setting up a community run cafe or garden and using the building as a space for start up businesses.

Another plan put forward was the potential to convert the site into a community led housing development.

Vice chairman of Glyntraian Community Council, Councillor Graham Barrow, said: "Whatever plan goes to Wrexham Council has to be self sustaining, Glyntraian Council won't be running it.

"It has to in the end benefit the community, which any of these ideas could do.

"One of the biggest risks, and it's the elephant in the room, is that Wrexham Council could say no. Wrexham Council have the final say, it's got to look good before they say yes.

"The bottom line is, there has to be a business plan."

Further ideas of how to proceed will be discussed at Glyntraian Council's next meeting on May 1.