Wednesday, 28 September 2016 12:13

2 Pembrokeshire Coast National Park vistor centres earmarked for closure

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Two of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority's five visitor centres could be shutting their doors within a year.

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The centres at Tenby and Newport have been earmarked for closure as the authority looks to explore potential changes to the provision of information to visitors

With smartphones and the internet it is believed that visitors are now better informed and are much less dependent on traditional visitor services such as tourism information centres, according to a report presented to the authority's meeting today (Wednesday).

A Task and Finish group has been set up to explore potential changes to the provision of information to visitors and has concluded that the authority needs to focus on areas of work where it adds the most value through its expertise in conservation and interpretation.The authority's three larger centres - Oriel y Parc, St Davids; Carew Castle and Castell Henllys would be the focus of resources while services in Newport and Tenby, "can be delivered in different ways without the need for PCNPA taking a direct lead role".

If a proposed consultation is given the go-ahead, the changes are expected to take place before the 2017 summer season.

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