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Petition rallies support for Brent libraries
24.08.11 | Bookseller Staff
Hundreds of Brent council residents have signed a petition urging the culture secretary Jeremy Hunt to investigate the decision to close half the district's libraries. More than 160 signatures were collected outside Neasden library on Saturday. Six libraries are threatened with closure. The judge handling the Brent libraries judicial review is due to give his judgment in October.
Dollis Hill Liberal Democrat councillor Javaid Ashraf said: "Despite the wet weather on Saturday, scores of people took the time to express their concern about Labour’s determination to close Neasden, Cricklewood, Barham Park, Kensal Rise, Preston and Tokyngton libraries.
"Many people said how much they and their children value the services that the libraries provide. For their sake I hope Jeremy Hunt listens and orders an inquiry."