FLINTSHIRE’S only driving test centre will close next week.
The closure of the Mold centre will be a blow to the county’s economy, it has been claimed.
The government has confirmed Mold Test centre on St David’s Lane will shut on Tuesday.
It will be replaced by a state-of-the-art facility in Wrexham, meaning drivers from Flintshire will have to take their tests either there, in Chester or Rhyl.
Community leaders who begged the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) to reconsider the move said they were saddened to see the closure going ahead.
Mold town councillor Stephanie Hulley told the Leader: “We need every asset we can get in Flintshire while we’re coming out of a recession. The centre was a big help to us, a real bonus that brought business to the town.