A drive to introduce longer on-street parking in Llanfyllin will be pursued next month.

Councillor Peter Lewis hopes his fellow county councillors will back a motion to increase parking from 45 minutes to one hour between 10am and 4pm.

It comes after his proposal for two-hours free parking were rejected by Powys County Council's Cabinet in January.

Cllr Lewis said: "I hope that the Shire members will support me. If they do it will be implemented.

"Introducing this change will be a big help to the town.

"It will encourage parents to stay in the town and shop after dropping their children off at school, and will also mean that if you park after 3pm you can stay there until 11am the following day."

Ahead of the January meeting, Cllr Lewis had called on Powys County Council to allow individual towns to decide their own parking policies.

At the time he said: "“Although I speak on behalf of Llanfyllin I believe many other communities support the need for a local approach.

“All the towns in Powys are different and they’re having to change to survive, especially in the last 10 years."