Campaigners trying to save a market hall that has stood in Llanidloes for more than 400 years say lorries continue to “damage and mistreat” the building.

The distinctive Old Market Hall is the only surviving timber-framed market hall in Wales and attracts hundreds of tourists to the town every year.

The hall’s management committee says that while they were looking into the feasibility of opening the Old Market Hall to the public when lockdown restrictions are lifted, it was “patently obvious” that the building had been hit again by overweight lorries.

A spokes man said: “We have tried many times with Powys County Council to get HGVs completely banned from passing the hall from Long Bridge Street

“The police do not enforce the contravention therefore lorries are getting away with this day in day out.

“Our Market Hall has stood in the centre of our town for over 400 years, how long are we going to put up with it being damaged.”