Campaign Update

Pop-up Library
Still open seven days a week 9-5pm. Thank you to all the volunteers who have been turning up. Lovely to see you all. Thank you for the donations of books and plants and the general love that is being directed at the library.
If you can spare a couple of hours, or more, we would love to see you. Tweed skirts and twin sets or cardigans not essential.
If you want to help just come along and put your name and time on the roster. Please also remember that if you can’t make your time slot ring one of the numbers on the sheets and let us know, then cover can be organised.
Apart from providing our community with books our library is showing how much we care about being part of a shared reading culture.

Leaflet time again – Friday 4th November 4.30 – 7pm Kensal Green Tube – Help Needed!
We have a new leaflet to distribute with an update about the legal process and where the campaign is at.
You don’t have to do the whole two hours, you can come just come for a bit. We need a reasonable number of people and if there are enough we may be able to cover Kensal Rise station too. If you can help please email Laura at let her know and what time you may be able to help, or you can just turn up.

Appeal Hearing

The Court hearing will be in the Court of Appeal, the High Court, the Strand, London, on 10th and 11th November 2011 (nearest tube Temple).
The hearing might start at 10am but more likely 10.30am. The listing with court number will be available the afternoon beforehand.
This is the link for the daily court list:
It is quite hard to find your way around the building. To get to most of the courts where the Court of Appeal sits, it may be easier to go in the side entrance in Bell Yard.
The queue in the morning to get through security will also be shorter there than at the main door! Everyone welcome.

Talk to us Brent!
We are still hoping that the council will talk to us in order to find a way that our library can be retained for the local community (see the website for information on the charity set up to support the work of the library). Other councils throughout London and the UK have been willing to work with local people to save libraries from closure. We need to continue to put pressure on Brent Council to do the same.
Kensal Green Ward Councillors hold their surgery on 1st Saturday of each month, 10.30am to 12 noon at St Mark’s Church Hall, Corner All Souls’ Avenue and Bathurst Gardens, NW10 5AL, and the next surgery is this Saturday, 5 November. If Kensal Green is your ward (and it is the ward the library is in) stroll down and ask them why they won’t talk to us. And they needn’t go to Tesco’s (or is it Asda?) to get their books, they can come to the Pop Up Library! Loads of (free) community engagement on offer too.
These councillors are: Claudia Hector, Bobby Thomas and James Powney (the Lead Member for Libraries no less).
Let us know about the response you get.

Remember that you can get updates and information about the campaign at

Ideas for the campaign and fundraising are still needed.
Let us have them. Come for a chat at the pop up library or contact us. We are in this together.


Margaret Bailey

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