Denbighshire News, Local News & Archive — March 16, 2017 at 3:12 pm — Updated: March 16, 2017 at 3:15 pm

Rhyl council offices on the move

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Denbighshire County Council will close one of its two Rhyl offices on Friday.

All services based on Brighton Road will be transferred to the council’s Russell House base on Churton Road from next week. The closure is set to save around £250,000 a year.

The council said the decision was part of an effort to maximize the use of its current buildings. Over the past five years, offices at Fronfraith in Rhyl, Ty Nant in Prestatyn, Middle Lane and two units in Denbigh and Clwyd Street, Trem Clwyd and industrial units in Ruthin have also been closed as the council cuts down on its facilities portfolio.

Head of facilities, assets and housing Jamie Groves said: ”By working more efficiently and making better use of space, we have been able to reduce the number of council-owned buildings from 11 to three, resulting in siginificant savings and an additional £1 million through the sale of surplus buildings. Finding savings in these areas means that we have been able to protect essential frontline services that the public want and expect from the council.”

”We have encouraged staff to use less space, developed open plan office environments and introduced work practices that allow staff to work from a variety of locations, rather than being fixed to their desks.  This has proved to be a successful way of working with no adverse impact on services offered to the public”.

In the last five years the Middle Lane site in Denbigh, Fronfraith in Rhyl, Ty-Nant in Prestatyn, Clwyd Street and Trem Clwyd, as well as industrial units in Ruthin and two units in Denbigh have been removed from the corporate office accommodation portfolio, with the closure of the Brighton  Road offices being the latest part of the jig-saw.

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