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Last chance to register: Sub Rooms deadline is 12th April

Published: Tuesday, 4 April, 2017

There are only days left for anyone thinking of putting plans forward for the future of the Stroud Subscription Rooms, as `expressions of interest’ need to be submitted by 12th April.

The Sub Rooms is the only council-owned and run arts and entertainment facility in the district. In October the council announced that it had to reduce the £400,000 annual costs associated with running the facility in order to meet financial pressures.

The three options to be considered by the council are: keeping the building under council control but with efficiency savings; allowing another organisation to run the Sub Rooms as a public arts and cultural facility; or selling the building on the open market. The council would prefer that “any solution should not only improve the cost effectiveness for the public but also seek to retain its availability to the public for cultural use.”

A Stroud District Council spokesman said:

"An expression of interest is just that – to say you might be interested in running the Sub Rooms. We don’t require a detailed plan at this stage, and expressions of interest are not binding."

Anyone with questions about the review can contact Stroud District Council via the email address: subrooms.review@stroud.gov.uk. More information is available on the council’s website www.stroud.gov.uk/subroomsreview

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