Two of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority's five visitor centres are likely to close before the start of next summer.

As the Western Telegraph reported last week, the centres at Tenby and Newport have been flagged up as candidates for closure as the authority looks at new ways of providing tourist information to the public.

At the authority's meeting on Wednesday, members voted unanimously to pass the recommendation to consult on a proposal to change the way that information services are delivered in Tenby and Newport.

This would be through a package of new initiatives to replace the centres.

These could include training business staff and 'community ambassadors' in Pembrokeshire to provide up-to-date visitor information; seasonal pop-up events and extra interpretive and 'roadshow' materials.

Following the meeting, James Parkin, the authority's director of delivery and discovery, said: "The way people access tourism information has changed significantly over recent years and members have agreed to consult on proposals to invest in a range of new initiatives aimed at meeting the future needs of visitors to Pembrokeshire.

"The authority is always looking for opportunities to improve the way its services are delivered and we welcome views on these proposals."

To have your say, send your views by October 31 to call 01646 624800 or write to Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, Llanion Park, Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, SA72 6DY.

The public meetings will be held at the De Valence Pavilion, Tenby on Tuesday 11 October from 6pm-8pm and at Newport Memorial Hall on Tuesday 18 October from 6pm-8pm.

For more information visit and click on Public Consultations.