A public meeting to discuss the future of Welshpool library is set to be held this evening (Monday, October 15).

Starting at 7pm at Welshpool Rugby Club, the meeting has been described by organisers as an informal meeting to share ideas regarding the proposed move of the library.

Last week a petition was launched after an information leak revealed plans to relocate the library within nearby Powysland Museum by the Powys County Council, leading to fears that library services could be downgraded.

An online petition has also been started at https://www.change.org/p/powys-county-council-save-welshpool-library (opens in a new window)

"We are objecting to the relocation and/or downsizing of Welshpool Library, which is a valuable community hub as well as a resource for the lending of books," said online petition organiser Laura Bartley.

"We request that the council consider the long term impact of cutting library services, and commit to supporting Welshpool Library and its users. Keep Welshpool Library as it is."