A CONSULTATION period regarding the future use of a former school site in the Ceiriog Valley will continue into the new year.

Glyntraian Community Council (GCC) is increasing the level of activity around its community engagement programme regarding the future use of the now redundant Ysgol Pontfadog site through December and into January 2020.

The school closed its doors for the final time in July after 110 years, and has since been left without a use.

With the consultation underway, further engagement with the community is set to take place.

The community council has also moved to ensure residents that no plan is favoured for the building’s use at the moment.

Vice chairman of GCC, Councillor Graham Barrow, said: “I can categorically assure residents and businesses in Glyntraian that no one group or option over another is favoured at present.”

A wide-ranging set of engagement activities are taking place throughout December and January; these include one-to-one interviews with key stakeholders, a household leaflet drop to homes across the ward of Glyntraian in the Ceiriog Valley, a series of public meeting events and online as well as hard copy surveys.

An Interactive Family Games Competition takes place at the Oliver Jones Memorial Hall on Sunday, December 8, at which contestants can vie for a £50 cash prize while having fun taking part in board games, challenges and submitting ideas for the site on the Council’s ‘graffiti wall’. The event runs from 1pm – 4pm. Register through the Council Clerk, website or Eventbrite.

Councillors will also be in attendance at the Oliver Jones Memorial Hall park in Dolywern on Polling Day to meet face-to-face with members of the Glyntraian electorate and take questions and opinion on the future of the site as people leave having cast their vote in the General Election.

Comment boxes to receive opinion and suggestions have been placed in the Swan Inn and Pontfadog Post Office in Pontfadog and the Oliver Jones Memorial Hall in Dolywern.

The comment form and FAQ document are also downloadable from the Council’s website at www.glyntraian.org.uk

Cllr Barrow added: “It is extremely important that we reach out to as many people in the Glyntraian area as possible with accurate information on the consultation process, timeline and future use options, and equally importantly, that we are seen to be doing so.

“The consultation process we are currently engaged in is very far from concluded. We are being scrupulously fair and equitable in gathering and valuing all opinion on the site.

“The independent consultant appointed by this council is actively engaged in that process now and will be continuing that work well into January.

“We expect a final recommendation to this Council in late February 2020.”

Anyone wishing to keep up to date with the Glyntraian Community Council consultation on the future of the old school site at Pontfadog is invited to contact the council’s clerk in the first instance by emailing clerk@glyntraian.org.uk or call 07948 214079.