A CAMPAIGN to halt the closure of The Broadleys pub will continue this weekend with a public meeting.

Co-hosted by Herefordshire Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and community representatives, the meeting has been called to discuss the plans to replace the pub with a Co-op store.

In a report sent to Herefordshire Council planners, CAMRA has set out the case for saving the pub, highlighting that if it were lost it would leave 17,600 people who live in the city south of the River Wye with only two pubs.

Mark Haslam from Herefordshire CAMRA said: “This is an opportunity to update people on what is happening, and to agree plans to take the campaign to the next level.

"It is still hoped that we might hear from the Co-op, but so far they have declined to comment. Obviously, this is very disappointing and is something we are still keen to change.”

The meeting will be held at The Broadleys on Ross Road, Hereford at 6pm on March 24.