Hammersmith & Fulham Council accuse Brent Council of being “lazy” in shutting down libraries

Kensal Rise Library entrance

Councillors Ann John and James Powney are in the dock again, as a Hammersmith & Fulham council cabinet member has slammed their plans to shut libraries as a “lazy option”.

In an effort to cut costs, Hamersmith & Fulham council is merging its libraries, whilst ensuring that no libraries close. As a result, one million books will be made available to residents, and it is hoped that the move will boost literacy in the capital.

Meanwhile, Councillors Ann John and James Powney want to close six libraries in Brent, including Kensal Rise Library, which is situated in an area with one of the highest child illiteracy rates in the capital. Their plans will condemn children across Brent and increase illiteracy rates.

Residents are urging Councillors Ann John and James Powney to stand up for children across Brent and save its libraries.

Read the full Evening Standard article.

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