1. Public Meeting Reminder!
A reminder that we are holding a public meeting at 7.30pm on Tuesday 21st May in St Martin’s Church, Mortimer Rd, Kensal Green (first street on the right from Kensal Green Tube as you walk up College Rd, about 1 minute walk).
The Leader of Brent Council Cllr Muhammed Butt will be there and local councillors and we hope that Roxanne Mashari, the new Lead Member on the Executive responsible for Libraries will be able to make the meeting.
Roxanne came to a meeting of SOS Brent Libraries (the umbrella group of the campaigns attached to the closed libraries in Brent) on Sunday and stated most strongly that she wanted to have a dialogue with us and envisioned a partnership between the council and our community.
It is really important to let both the Leader of the Council and Cllr Mashari know how strongly this community feels about the loss of our library and the importance of the Kensal Rise Library building as a library and community space, a space that we will lose if the building is turned into flats.
To achieve this we really do need as many of you as possible to come to the public meeting.
We are still fighting after nearly three years and they need to know what we are fighting for and what we value in this community.
Thank you once again to Graham and his parishioners for not only letting us have the church for our meeting but for also offering to provide refreshments.
Such solid support we have had and we are very grateful and heartened by it.
2. Pop Up Library
Thank you to Michael Cosgrave for his terrific gift of shelves on wheels for the pop up and he brought them all the way from East London.
We’ll be able to save many more books from damage by the elements thanks to Michael’s generous gift and as they are made out of recycled wood we can feel very virtuous about using them too.
Michael has a link if you are interested in buying any of his furniture.
Thanks Michael. x
Regards and looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday.