Row over Brent’s ‘you’re always near a library’ claim – Evening Standard

Evening StandardThe Evening Standard is reporting:

Council bosses were embarrassed today after they were accused of misleading residents when their claim that no resident in Brent is farther than 1.5 miles from a library in the borough proved false.

In defence of Brent’s decision to axe half its libraries council leader Ann John had said that – despite the closure of libraries in Barham Park, Cricklewood, Kensal Rise, Neasden, Preston and Tokyngton – “every resident in Brent will still be within 1.5 miles of one of the six libraries staying open in the borough”.

But council bosses were forced to backtrack after new maps showed hundreds of residents in Brent already live more than 1.5 miles from a library

Row over Brent’s ‘you’re always near a library’ claim – Evening Standard

Letter from Brent Council in The Guardian

Brent Council chief apologises over library distance claims – Kilburn Times

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