Stroud residents can have a say about the next stage of improvements for Lansdown Hall.
The Town Council bought Lansdown Hall in 2010 to save it from closure. It is run by a charitable trust and provides a community space for the town.
Since then more than £398,000 has been invested into the venue. Major improvements have included an extension for storage, a revamped and improved gallery, repairs to stonework, windows, energy saving measures and a massive upgrading of the hall’s event sound and theatre lighting systems.
The next stage of development will include a new entrance to the hall from Bank Gardens, new toilets and bar/kitchen.
The Town Council has provisionally committed funding of £94,000 to the project subject to planning and consultation. The estimated total cost is £160,000.
A drop-in consultation event will be held on Wednesday October 23 from 4pm to 7pm. There will be free refreshments.
“Lansdown Hall is very much Stroud’s community hall and we want people to be involved in its evolution,” said Town Mayor Kevin Cranston.
“We would encourage people to come and see what is being proposed and to give us feedback on what they think would benefit the community.”