In a recent issue of The Independent one of your readers suggested moving the library into Meaford Hall and moving the Hall art into the library, and then turning the library into an arts centre complete with gallery.
On the face of it, this seems to be a great idea. The library would still be central to the town and we would acquire an arts centre which I believe would be a wonderful drawing card for visitors. Furthermore, we wouldn’t need to buy more property. This makes a lot of sense all round, but somehow I suspect there would be snags. For instance, is there enough room in the Hall, given the fact that when there are live performances people need space to mix and mingle during intermission?
Still, I think the idea has merit and deserves to be discussed by council with a thorough review of the possibilities.
David Blackburn, Meaford