A new reuse and repair ‘emporium’ in Newtown town centre is expected to open in the former William Hill betting shop later this month.

Renovation work continues at 'Waste Not Shop' next to HSBC bank in Broad Street and has faced delays with building supplies.

The former shop premises will include a Repair Cafe, Library of Things, Textile Rebels Workshop, Bike to the Future and Cultivate Coops Community Fridge.

There are also plans to allow young people to gather in an alcohol-free space during evenings and weekends.

The project is being run by Circular Economy Mid Wales, a social enterprise in partnership with Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council, which previously received Welsh Government funding worth £675,000 to buy the vacant property.

Councillor David Selby said at a recent town council meeting: “The project is not fully completed. There is a delay between the conversion and opening of the former William Hill building.

"Delays are one that is often repeated across the country. The builders were delayed by previous building projects and problems with building supplies. We expect the building to open at the end of this month.”