The Duchess of Cornwall has spoken out against illiteracy in London, and encouraged people to volunteer to solve the problem. It comes as the Evening Standard revealed that, under Cllrs Ann John and James Powney’s watch, Kensal Green has one of the highest rates of child illiteracy in the capital.
Camilla told newspapers: “I hope that many more volunteers can be recruited. Our children deserve no less.”
But in a clear sign that Cllrs Ann John and James Powney wish to continue betraying Brent’s children, offers from volunteers to run Kensal Rise Library have been rejected.
Instead, the embattled councillors have chosen to go to court to attempt to push through their plans to condemn Brent’s young people.
And Cllr Powney is refusing to comment on libraries and child illiteracy in his own ward, preferring to hide.
Alan Bennett has described Councillors Ann John and James Powney’s conduct as “child abuse”.
Meanwhile, residents are continuing to urge John and Powney to see sense and stand up for Brent’s children.