A public meeting will be held over the developments at Cardigan Castle,

Castle director Cris Tomos told the Cadwgan AGM this week that one of the first tasks for the castle's newly appointed PR firm was to hold a public event.

He added: "It has been a very busy year for construction on the site and it has been impossible for the public to have access."

But he said contractors were due to finish at the end of the year and the castle would come back to the control of the trust.

Delyth Wyn, a local resident, who has called for a public meeting in the wake of job restructuring at the castle, said many people were asking questions.

"They don't know what's going on at the castle," she said.

But Mr Thomas said once the doors were open the community would be able to see for themselves.

"We can show that there are rooms for heritage, rooms for exhibitions, even a room for Miss Wood. There will also be holiday accommodation, restaurant and a shop. This combination will allow the castle to pay its way. The balance is a very close one and a very important one. It is also important for the people of Cardigan to be part of the development with a chance to volunteer and a chance to have a job."

Newly-appointed trustee Glen Johnson said: "If such a meeting were to take place it would be a good opportunity to remind people of how far the project has moved forward. It will be a chance to re-engage with the community and bring people up to speed on developments."

The widow of Cadwgan founder Trevor Griffiths, Mrs Meifis Griffiths, paid tribute to the work the trust had undertaken in the past 16 years.

"We forget that trustees are volunteers too. I'd like to thank them for all their work and thank them for realising Trevor's dream."