|Save Preston Library campaigners at action meeting on Saturday|
A message from the Save Preston Library Campaign
Brent Council wants to close 50% of libraries in the borough including Preston Library. It will close in June. Once it's gone, it's gone forever. It is likely that the land will be sold to developers and you will have to spend time and money travelling across the borough to access the books and services you pay for with your council tax. Is this fair? First it was education, then disabled centres, then the libraries. What next? Brent Council should be working for you. Don't let them ignore you. Act now!
You can help in many easy ways:Fill out Brent’s consultation questionnaire atwww.brent.gov.uk/consultation. Paper copies are in the library.Deadline is 4 MARCH 2011PLEASE "STRONGLY DISAGREE" WITH COUNCIL PLANS. OTHERWISE IT WILL NOT COUNT.
Come to the Public Meeting: WED 16th FEBRUARY 7.30 - 9.00 pm at Preston Park Primary School, College Road, Wembley, HA9 8RJ.The more people there, the more the council will take notice.
Sign the online petition (it takes just 30 seconds):LINK or if this link doesn't work, go tohttp://bit.ly/SavePrestonLibraryPetition. (Please sign only one.)The more signatures, the more councillors will listen. Stand up and be counted.*****Forward it! Facebook it! Tweet it! ******
Contact your local councillors. They work for you.Their contact details are posted on http://democracy.brent.gov.uk/ or ask in the library.
Contact your MP. If you live in Brent North, your MP is Barry Gardiner.Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to him at The House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA.
Join the campaign. Subscribe to our emails: SavePrestonLibrary-Subscribe@yahoogroups.co.uk;Join the Facebook Group: http://on.fb.me/fVJNK2.
Publicise the meeting on Wednesday 16th February 7.30pm Preston Park Primary School
If Preston Library is the only library that is accessible to you for whatever reasons, we need to hear from you as soon as possible.
When Preston Library closes for good, the nearest libraries will be Kingsbury Library Plus on Kingsbury High Road, and the Town Hall which will close when the proposed £100 million Civic Centre is built, moving it even further away. Both libraries will only be within walking distance for the very fit and able bodied. For many of us, it will involve transport costs.
Five local primary schools regularly use Preston Library: Preston Park, Byron Court and Wembley Primary as well as children from Uxendon Manor and Mt Stewart. Pupils from Preston Manor and nearby senior schools cram the tables after school to do their homework and revision. They will have to find alternative places much further away from home.
Brent Council wants to close our library. Attend the public meeting! Sign the online petition.
KEEP OUR LIBRARY LOCAL!