Love the library, wish there were better non-ice facilities
I am an adult with no children. While I do enjoy skating, the fact that there are no weekday evening public recreational skating times (the only times I'd be available to go) means that the ice surface is sort of useless to me.
I do use the library avidly, however, and take Zumba classes in the banquet hall. It would be really nice to have a larger, better-stocked library, with space for library programs, and it would be nice to have a space more suitable for fitness classes (the banquet hall has slippery floors, no mirrors, poor lighting, and poor temperature control) as well as meetings, etc.
I do feel that the arena/library/community centre is a community hub, and it is really the only public space in Stroud that serves this function. Losing this hub would be a real pity for the community.
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