Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Ken Livingstone Tells Stories

Latest news from the Save Cricklewood Library Campaign:

Confronting the Council
Yes local resident and former Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone,will be telling stories at the Cricklewood Library  Fun Day and  Read - In on Saturday 26 February 10.30 am - 2pm.

This is part of the campaign to stop Brent Council closing Cricklewood and six other Brent Libraries as proposed by the Council.The full Council meets on 28 February to decide the libraries fate.

Ken said ' I shall be dashing from my Saturday morning radio show on LBC  to read to local children in support of the library. The proposed closure of libraries across the country is wrong '

Brent Council has admitted that Cricklewood Library receives over 1,000 visitors a week and that Brent libraries received an astonishing 1.85 million visits in 2009/2010.

Graham Durham ,Secretary of Save Cricklewood Library Campaign, said
"Whilst everyone knows that 27% cuts are being forced on all councils by the Tory/Lib Dem coalition it is wrong for Labour councils to meekly slash library and other services at the behest of government. Barry Gardiner, Labour MP for Brent North and Ken Livingstone  are the two most respected figures in the Labour Party in Brent and oppose these closures..This week it was revealed that if Barclay's Bank alone paid corporation tax at  the average rate for developed countries then all 521 libraries threatened across the country could be fully funded for the next 50 years."

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