In one of the most significant developments so far, Brent Council has announced that library closures would not happen until after the 2011 exam season – thus confirming that the proposed library closures will affect Brent’s young people and their studies.
The announcement appears in a report from the council:
At the Scrutiny Committee a number of delegations were heard, one of which was from the Youth Parliament. They expressed particular concern about study space during the 2011 exam season, and asked for reassurances about the availability of space. This resulted in a referral from the Scrutiny Committee back to this Committee. The Scrutiny Committee agreed the following recommendation:
The Executive to ensure that the existing Libraries or suitable alternative local premises continue to be available for young people throughout the 2011 exam period
This report is to confirm to members that no libraries will be closed until after the last ‘A’ Level exam, which will be on 1 July 2011. Accordingly, there is no need for the Executive to take any additional steps to address the Scrutiny Committee recommendation, as the existing libraries will continue to be available for young people throughout the 2011 exam period.