Willesden Green demonstration attracts thousands

So they hoped we had run out of steam?

Preston library campaign with our friends across Brent worked hard to inform Willesden residents about the threat to their library. Willesden is the biggest and most expensive library in Brent, the “success story” that leader Ann John falsely compared to our own beloved Preston library. She kept telling us how great Willesden was, why that would stay open and ours would close instead. And all the while, plans were afoot to close and demolish it. Which means there will soon be only 5 small libraries left in Brent, and some badly need to be rebuilt.

So no wonder Willesden Green residents are so upset. Nearby neasden, Kensal Rise and Cricklewood have all been shut. And thus Brent Save OUr Six Libraries, has become Brent Save our SEVEN libraries…

Almost 6,000 people join the fight to save Willesden Green Library
By Tara Brady, Kilburn Times

Thousands sign petition against plans to demolish 19th century building.  In a remarkable demonstration of community action, hundreds of people rallied outside the library in High Road, Willesden, on Saturday, to stop Brent Council from knocking down.

 

Posted on March 14, 2012, in Video. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off.

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