Protestors force deferral of decision to sell Preston Library
Brent Council tonight dramatically withdrew proposals to dispose of half of its library properties in an eleventh-hour U-turn the night before it was due to defend its actions in the High Court.
In the first legal challenge against library closures in the country, Brent library users’ case against the council will be heard in the High Court on Tuesday and Wednesday (19 & 20 July 2011).
Brent Council executive met this evening to agree to sell off library buildings BEFORE the hearing.
But, following a flood of requests at the weekend from library users to address the meeting and object to the sales, the executive decided to postpone the vote.