Herefordshire Council has unveiled plans to move Bromyard's library facilities, doubling its size and improving access to services and information.

The aim is to move the existing library out of its current location in Church Street and into a function room at the town's Leisure Centre, off Rowberry Street.

There are also proposals to move Bromyard's youth advisory service, "Way2Go" into the Leisure Centre complex, the service currently sharing a site with the library in adjacent buildings.

The proposals have won the support of Herefordshire councillors in the Bromyard area, Richard James and Chris Grover (Bromyard), Tom Hunt (Bringsty), Rees Mills and Roy Stockton (Hope End), and Guy Woodford (Frome).

The six councillors have released a joint statement, which said: "It will not only mean Bromyard gets a library to be proud of, a library which meets new national standards, it will also mean vastly improved public access to services for people who live in and around the town.

"We are very enthusiastic about these proposals which will truly bring Bromyard into the 21st century in terms of access to services and information, and we hope that local people will catch the vision and support us in this venture."

Final plans are still being finalised and Herefordshire Council said there would be wide consultation before any final decision.

But one idea for discussion is to expand the Leisure Centre's reception area to create a one stop Info Shop to provide a single point of contact for a wide variety of council and community information.

Bromyard TIC would also relocate to the Leisure Centre under the plan. Both the Info Shop and the TIC would be open seven days a week.

Herefordshire Council says the current Library and Youth Centre, on Church Street, are on the edge of town and have limited parking space.

Concerning Bromyard TIC and Heritage Centre on Rowberry Street, Herefordshire Council believes the building is in a good condition, but is underused.

Mark Warren, the council's customer service and development manager, said if the facilities were moved, the sites would be sold to help fund the development.

A report is going to the council's cabinet in early August and the project could be delivered as early as 12 to 18 months time.