Brent Magazine gets it wrong again

Images of the loss making Brent MagazineLike last year, not-quite-World Book Day events won’t be coming to Preston. And we’re not even sure it’s coming to Wembley full stop.

The loss-making Brent Magazine this month proclaims Ealing Road Library to be the top venue for the events on March 1. Yet on the previous page we have just been told it will be closed for improvements between 27 Feb and 26 March.

So will Ealing Road be open or closed on March 1? Should you traipse across town to another closed library? Brent has a habit of closing libraries on a whim.

What is especially galling is:

1. Brent Magazine runs at a loss of £1000+ every month. Further, the advertising that supposedly pays for it, comes from Brent COuncil departments. And many people don’t even receive it.

2. Ealing Road may be being improved, but its not being extended, nor parking added. So it is just as overcrowded and inaccessible as ever.

3. Preston will never get library events. We pay for them though. We have to have our own events

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Posted on February 16, 2012, in Brent Council, Council Spending, In the News. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Brent Magazine gets it wrong again.

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