ICELAND supermarket in Puzzle Square is set to close in September with the possible loss of nine jobs.

The Deeside based frozen food company have said that the decision has been taken as their lease on the building is due to finish.

They also say that they are in consultation with the nine workers there."

Rumours have been going around Welshpool for days that the store was in trouble, and the Welsh company has now confirmed that it will be closing it's doors soon.

On Social Media the announcement has been seen as a blow for the town centre.

Linda Hilditch, said: "Not everyone has the facilities to do online shopping or their own transport for their weekly shop. Iceland will be greatly missed, another blow to our town centre."

Others felt that the shoppers themselves were to blame, by going to shop in the newly opened stores such as B&M and Aldi to the detriment of Iceland.

A spokeswoman for Iceland, said: "We can confirm that the Iceland store in Welshpool will close on Saturday 15 September 2018, owing to the expiry of our lease.

"We are currently in consultations with our nine colleagues at the store. We are grateful to our customers in Welshpool for their support.”

Estate agents, Morris, Marshall and Poole with Norman Lloyd (MMP/NL) are already marketing the premises for the owner as a "key Welshpool town centre retail unit."

David Jones a partner at MMP/NL, said: "It’s in a key retail area of the town centre, offering a good opportunity for a retailer to capture the foot through.” 

"Welshpool has a buoyant retail trade with a wide range of popular independents and national retailers. 

"As one of the key market towns in the area it attracts shoppers and visitors from a wide area,”

The leasehold property was originally built in 1986 as part of a wider retail development in the Puzzle Square area.