A VOLUNTEER for the Pembrokeshire Talking Newspaper, which helps blind people keep up with county news, has expressed concerns about being moved out of their current offices by the council.

John Weller said he was concerned about the future of close ties between PTN and the council’s sensory aid team following a notice to vacate their shared offices at Haverfordia House, Winch Lane by March.

PTN has been offered a new home at the Western Telegraph’s office at West Tangiers, but would prefer to relocate with the sensory aid team as they often work with the same residents.

“In an ideal situation we would like to move where the sensory aid team are moving, but they don’t know where they are going at the moment,” he said.

Mr Weller said he has sent three emails and a letter to the council asking where the sensory team are moving, but has not received a reply.

Cllr Bob Kilmister, cabinet member for finance, has offered to meet with Mr Weller to discuss the situation.

A spokesperson for PCC said there was no provision for the PTN team to be moved with their sensory aid team, adding no final decision had been made on where staff were being moved.

“Plans are underway as part of the Transformation agenda to relocate the majority of the council staff to County Hall, with some potentially relocating to Pembroke Dock,” they said.

“We understand that staff have been made aware of the relocation and have already been to look at the potential space within County Hall that is likely to be available.”

The decision to close Haverfordia House was made at a council cabinet meeting on March 13, 2017.

The council does not own the freehold to Haverfordia House, and is working with the owner, the NFU, to sell the property.

PCC’s rationalisation plans were most recently discussed by cabinet on Monday, February 12.

PTN serves more than 150 people across Pembrokeshire. For more information contact John Weller on 01437 710249.