Brent library campaigners honoured on Independent Great Britons 2011 list

The IndependentResidents’ campaign to save Brent’s libraries has been praised in The Independent, with inclusion on its Great Britons 2011 list alongside Sir David Attenborough and UNICEF’s CEO:

Brent library protesters

Library campaigners

Residents fighting the closure of six libraries in the London borough of Brent represented the outrage felt by much of the nation’s readers and researchers about cutbacks by staging a round-the-clock protest outside Kensal Rise Library, which was opened by American writer Mark Twain 111 years ago. The campaigners were the first in the country to seek a judicial review into library closures.

Read the Independent Great Britons list

Brent Council logoMeanwhile, Brent Council has been given a rotton borough award in Private Eye following its decision to honour its library closure team at an awards ceremony.

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