Brent Council in the Dock: Day 1

Despite Murdoch’s best efforts to monopolise the media, our legal challenge was  featured in national, London and local media, with more to come…

Besides our good friends at Wembley & Brent Times and the Wembley Observer,  we were in (deep breath)….

The London Evening Standard ITV London Tonight The Daily Mail The Independent BBC The Guardian

Metro London 24Bearsden Herald


Not bad eh? Everyone  except Brent council seems to appreciate the importance of libraries.

This case, challenging Brent’s interpretation of the law, could have serious repercuassions for local authorities everywhere – public cuts of this kind cannot be just voted through on a whim.

“Brent sought to characterise its proposals as a ‘transformation’ of library services, but in reality it has simply swung a wrecking ball through local services with little regard to the consequences for those who use them.” (John Halford, Brent SOS Solicitor)

It was an impressive and colourful turnout – the gallery was so full they had to open up the dusty upstairs bit. We hope those that didn’t make can come on Wednesday – it will be fun!

Day 1 at the High CourtPreston Campaign at the High CourtBrent SOS Libraries out in force

3 thoughts on “Brent Council in the Dock: Day 1

  1. It’s great to see so much publicity for Brent. BBC Radio Five LIve got in touch with me about the court case yesterday for thei 4-7pm Drive slot but I don’t know if anything got in air.

    BBC Radio Scotland interviewed me about the impact of the court case for their Book Cafe programme – – from around 30 minutes in. I hope I got the main poiints in for you.

  2. Pingback: Update from the High Court | Save Kensal Rise Library!

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