There is consternation in Kensal Rise this morning following the destruction of the Kensal Rise pop up library before dawn by security agents hired by Cluttons, the property agents for All Souls College, owners of the library.
The library was unceremoniously torn down and its books dumped.
The pop up library has been on the site since Labour Brent Council closed the library in its 'library transformation' project. Campaigners have bee pressing for a community library space in the proposed new development by developer Andrew Gillick.
Gillick is due to submit new plans but the investigation into fraudulent emails submitted to the Council about his previous planning application have not yet resulted in any action despite frequent reminders from local residents to the council and the City Police.. Emails in favour of his planning application were submitted from an address that allegedly he owned and sublet to tenants.
The action has followed quickly on the Friends of Kensal Rise Library's statement yesterday that they would be unable to support Gillick's revised planning application:
Is this the consequence?
Campaigners had taken their case all the way to All Souls College in Oxfo0rd only to see the college engaged in the:shameful action of destroying a community library and its books.