HAVERFORDWEST Town Museum will only be able to stay open for another two months if no decision is made on the future of funding, according to the trust behind it.

Ellen Repton, chair of the charitable trust which runs the museum, said there was enough money to keep the building open and running for another two months if Haverfordwest Town Council decided it could not reinstate funding.

“We are still in the same position we were in March,” she said.

“We have got about another two months money. After that we will have to have a meeting and see what the trust wants to do.”

She added: “We want to stay open but it could be another six weeks before the town council have another meeting where the museum will be discussed.”

To help the museum stay open, fundraising events have been held, including a talk on the medieval history of Haverfordwest by Father Gildas of Caldey Island.

During the March full council meeting, Haverfordwest Town Council decided not to fund the museum after legal advice suggested the authority was unable to give money to a museum.

Councillors were due to discuss the museum at the May meeting of the Personnel, Policy and Finance Committee.

The discussion was postponed as the committee was inquorate: less than the required four members were able to attend the meeting.

Cllr Chris Thomas, chair of the PPF committee said a decision could not have been made if enough members were in attendance as the council is still waiting legal advice from One Voice Wales, a body which supports town and community councils across the nation.

“A decision will be made after the mayor-making when the new committee chairs are in place,” he said.

“We will have all the facts in front of us and we will deal with it from there.”

The next PPF committee meeting is on June 6, with a decision on funding the museum set to be made at the full council meeting on June 20.

According to One Voice Wales and the National Association for Local Councils, the town council had no power under the Local Government 1964 Libraries and Museums Act to fund the museum.