Thursday, 17 February 2011

Barry Gardiner tells Cllr Powney that the Council is wrong to close libraries

At a packed meeting of 120 local people to oppose  library closures at Preston Park School yesterday, Brent North Labour MP Barry Gardiner  told the meeting and many Labour councillors present, that he was opposed to the proposal to close six libraries.

Graham Durham,Secretary of Save Cricklewood Library Campaign commented:
'Under the pressure of the huge campaigns to save six  libraries in Brent the local Labour party is now at war with itself with many Labour councillors threatening to join Barry Gardiner in opposing and voting against library closures. In Doncaster Labour leader Ed Miliband is actively campaigning against local library cuts and his lead should be followed in Brent .Everyone understands that the massive cuts demanded by the Con/Dem government will, if implemented,devastate services in Brent. Labour councillors have a clear way forward - stop doing the Con/Dem Coalition's dirty work and join the huge resistance across Brent.'
Brent Fightback are organising a leafleting campaign to maximise attendance at the full Council meeting on February 28th at Brent Town Hall.

Meanwhile the Save Cricklewood Library Campaign are holding a FUN DAY AND 'READ-IN' at Cricklewood Library on SATURDAY 26TH FEBRUARY  10.30AM-2pm.  There will be story-telling, plays and games and all ages are welcome.

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