KNIGHTON library has welcomed a new member of staff as it prepares to move to a new home.

Phil Martin, who has worked at Knighton library for 17 years, is leaving at the end of the month and will be replaced by Hannah Isaacson, who has been appointed community hub and library officer for the town.

Cabinet member for libraries, Councillor Rachel Powell said: "We are delighted that Hannah is joining the service and will be part of developing a new sustainable future for Knighton Library services. We thank Phil and commend him for his long term service with Knighton Library Service and wish him well for the future.

"The appointment comes as the county council, Knighton and District Community Centre Management Committee and the town council work together to deliver library and other services in the town from later this autumn."

Karen Plant, chairman of the management committee said: "We are absolutely delighted that our vision for the centre to evolve into a community hub is being realised - partnership with the library is a huge part of that."

Work on the new hub library within the community centre is progressing well and the move should take place during the autumn. Services continues as normal in the West Street library until then.

The library will be closed for a week for the move with dates advertised in advance. New stock is already in Newtown area library for the new service.

Anyone wanting activities at the community hub and library, or wanting to help Hannah and the management committee should contact or