Autism centre trust folds after row with with county council

A charity set up to fundraise for a flagship autism centre has wound up after two years following a breakdown in negotiations with Denbighshire County Council.

The Brondyffryn Trust received £2m from the Welsh Assembly two years ago to develop an existing school site into a residential school for children with autism.

The trust was to have fundraised to meet the cost of building and equipping the centre, estimated at £3.5m, and contributed to running costs. But the trustees dissolved the charity after a breakdown in talks on the partnership agreement.

The trust said the council had applied conditions to the agreement that were not compliant with the trust's objectives. The council denied that its conditions conflicted with the trust's aims and said the centre would go ahead.

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