A Powys mental health charity says it will continue to support clients in Welshpool - despite being told to quit its premises in Broad Street.

Powys County Council, who own the property at 42, Broad Street, say they need the building to operate Housing Services from following the decision to move staff from the council's existing offices at Neuadd Maldwyn.

A statement from Ponthafren director Claire Cartwright said the organisation was seeking alternative premises and had no plans to cease providing services across any of the region.

"Over the weekend some information was shared about Ponthafren and our Welshpool offices," she said.

"I just want to re-assure everyone that Ponthafren will continue to be working in Welshpool.

"There's obviously been some confusion - we are looking for some new premises but we're also listening and taking on information from our members and from all our stakeholders so that we're going to have new premises that give us more facilities to expand our services.

"Please be re-assured that Ponthafren will continue to serve the people of this area at all our three sites. We will continue to support our families and our wider communities with mental health issues and people who are struggling.

"There's no problem. We will be continuing."

Powys County Council say they have given Ponthafren a short extension to their notice period, and are helping them to find new premises.

Cllr Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Highways, Assets and Recycling, said: “We have taken the decision to close 42 Broad Street as a commercial property.

"Ponthafren provides a valuable service in North Powys and we want to help the association find an alternative venue so they can continue with their good work.

"We have held initial discussions with them to see what help can be offered to secure a different premise for their use and hope to meet them again in the near future to discuss options.

"We will be offering Ponthafren a short extension to their notice period to ensure their service is not unduly impacted by the decision. The short extension will also allow further searches to take place to find an alternative venue.

"42 Broad Street is to be transferred to our Housing Service, who will operate from the building once a closure date for Neuadd Maldwyn is set.”