Thursday 12 January 2012

Save Willesden Bookshop - sign this epetition

Waiting for the bulldozers
Readers will be aware that Brent Council is planning to redevelop the Willesden Green Library Centre and has allocated no space in the new development for the Willesden Bookshop which is the gateway to the present site.

I will be speaking on the issue at the Brent Executive on Monday and have set up an epetition calling for Bookshop, who have been given notice to quit by April 17th, to be allocated pace in the new development.

Signing the petition is an easy process - just follow this LINK

We the undersigned petition the council to to include retail space for the Willesden Bookshop in the proposed Willesden Green Cultural Centre which is to replace the Willesden Green Library Centre.

Plans for the new centre make provision for a cafe so why should there be no space for a bookshop? Alongside any proposed café this would provide a similar mix on a smaller scale to that provided at the South Bank Centre.

The Willesden Bookshop is:

  • A successful small business with an excellent record in serving the needs of the local community and providing employment.
  • An invaluable resource and support to local schools with nationally recognised expertise in catering for a diverse pupil population
  • A positive cultural force in the borough through its encouragement of local authors and events such as Black History Month
  • Able to enrich activities at the Cultural Centre, linking its stock with particular events and reflecting the diversity of the local community. 
  • An exemplary long-term tenant of Brent Council.
Started by: Martin Francis
This ePetition runs from 12/01/2012 to 21/02/2012.

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