Wolverhampton Council-owned Towers Outdoor Education Centre likely to close
An at-risk outdoor education facility in North Wales used by Wolverhampton schoolchildren looks set to close permanently despite calls for it to remain open.
The Towers Outdoor Education Centre, in Betws-y-coed, shut temporarily in August last year after investigations found it needed £600,000 of repairs to meet health and safety requirements.
A further £1.1 million would also be needed to refurbish and modernise the building, Wolverhampton Council said.
Now a recommendation has been put forward to the authority's cabinet next week to close and sell it.
Councillors will have the final say on whether to go-ahead with the closure, have it handed over for someone else to run, or keep and maintain it.
Youngsters using the service will be sign-posted to other facilities they can use, the report said.
It comes after council chiefs revealed two companies had come forward with offers, which would be considered "seriously" by them.
A total of 33 schools in Wolverhampton used the centre last year – with the remaining 84 using other services.
A cabinet is next Wednesday.