MILFORD Haven’s town hall could be sold off, as part of plans to save almost £1million across Pembrokeshire.

Pembrokeshire County Council says re-homing certain face-to-face services, including libraries, tourist information centres and leisure facilities could help it save £925,000.

The plans for change come as Pembrokeshire County Council faces an estimated £18.6m funding gap for 2018/19.

As part of its ‘locations based model’, the council is looking to change how – and from where – its services in Milford Haven are delivered.

But the proposals could have drastic implications for the town’s biggest buildings – the town hall, the library in Cedar Court, and the Meads Leisure Centre.

One option on the table is to ‘vacate and sell as quickly as possible’ the iconic town hall – currently home to Milford Haven Town Council, Pembrokeshire Coroner, Port Health, and customer service and housing staff.

This would mean finding new homes for these services, either in Milford Haven or Haverfordwest.

Alternatively, the town council could take over the building’s running costs, which currently sit at around £58,116.

At present, the town council pays £17,877 to lease the hall.

Another idea is to move library, customer services and Future Works staff to the Meads Leisure Centre.

This would require either reducing the size of the current indoor bowls hall; applying for grant funding to build an extension; or re-modelling the changing room and reception to house a library – but without compromising the indoor bowls area.

A third option is to relocate the library to an alternative site, such as the Masonic Hall or the former Motorworld development in Charles Street.

The Masonic Hall has also been earmarked as a potential new location for the town council, should it need to move.

These options, and others, will be put to formal consultation after they were approved by Cabinet members on February 12.

Within the document voted on by councillors, it states that further consultation is needed with stakeholders, including Milford Haven Town Council.

The town council says it is yet to receive any specific information relation to the above proposals, but Cllr Bob Kilmister, Cabinet member for Finance, said an engagement event was held at Hubberston Community Centre in the autumn.

Cllr Kilmister, who has previously met with Milford Bowls Club members to discuss their concerns, stressed no decisions had been made yet.

"By giving people the options we're letting people tell us what they want," he said.

"What we want is to put forward things that will last, we don't want to be discussing this again in five years' time."

Consultation is expected to begin on February 26, and run until the end of March.