A PUBLIC meeting has been called in the bid to save Newport Visitor Centre from closure.

The move to close the centre on Long Street and merge it with the town library building on Bridge Street will be made before February 28, 2018 following a decision by Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority councillors at a recent meeting.

But campaigners battling to keep open Newport Visitor Centre have branded the decision to close it ‘shortsighted' and a public meeting will now be held on Thursday (November 16) at Newport Memorial Hall to discuss what to do next.

Sandra Bayes, secretary of Newport Visitor Centre Action Group, says the plan is 'seriously flawed' and there is still time to reverse the decision and adopt one of the two alternative proposals put forward by either the action group or town council – both of which would involve keeping the building open.

“The move into the library is unworkable. Please come and express your views on the situation and join with others to find a way to still save the National Park Visitor Service in the current building,” she said