Preston Community Library have called on Muhammed Butt and Michael Pavey, contenders for the leadership of the Brent Labour Group, and thus of the Council to stand by their promise on the future of their library:
Dear Mo, Dear Michael,
I hope you are both well. You were both present at our public meeting on 7 May 2014 at which Brent Labour Party made a very clear election promise to offer the Preston Library building "at a peppercorn rent to any local group who can provide a sustainable community library........that is our pledge". That promise is the reason why we have invested thousands of hours and many thousands of pounds in creating Preston Community Library.
In recent weeks we have become concerned about that promise. In particular, we noticed that a member of the Cabinet referred to the possibility of housing being built on that site - something never mentioned at the time of the last election.
Can you please confirm that if, this time next week, you are the Leader of Brent Council, you will honour that very clear election promise to support a library in Carlton Avenue East?
I look forward to hearing from you.
Chair, Preston Community Library