Search

Cricklewood Library receives £40,000 pledge from Mayor of London

PUBLISHED: 14:48 26 July 2017 | UPDATED: 18:11 06 April 2018

Wendy Tyrrell (left),  Cllr Lia Colacicco, Alex Foti, Sally Long, Tariq Dar

Wendy Tyrrell (left), Cllr Lia Colacicco, Alex Foti, Sally Long, Tariq Dar

Archant

The Mayor of London has pledged £40,000 to help rebuild Cricklewood library.

The Mayor of London has pledged £40,000 to help rebuild Cricklewood library.

The pledge was made in a meeting at City Hall where the library was one of 25 projects successfully chosen to receive funding.

The donation now means the library is halfway to reaching its target but need to raise the full amount of nearly £120,000 by September 25 this year for its project to come to fruition.

Friends of Cricklewood Library want to convert the building’s empty shell back into a working library and community hub.

The group were devastated after the library in Olive Road, first built in 1929, was closed in 2011.

The new 2,000 sq ft of space needs plumbing and electrics aswell as bookshelves and tables before they can allow the community in.

Friends of Cricklewood Library (FOCL), who are behind the campaign, want to create a community hub for the area, but also ensure it has a commercial use so that the group can continue to fund the library.

The library will also aim to host workshops, dance classes, yoga, and a host of further activities.

Sally Long, chair of FOCL, was delighted with the Mayor’s pledge.

“We were hoping to get the top amount and we did,” she said.

“This library will be a really vital part of the local neighbourhood and we are so grateful for this latest pledge. But we know it is going to be hard work to reach our target.”

Wendy Tyrrell has supported this campaign for the last three years. She said: “There are very few places in Cricklewood where you can go and meet other people that live here. The library will provide free access for this.

“I used to take my daughter to the old library. I was quite new to the area. It was a sad day when it went. This is an amazing thing to get behind and all children deserve the chance to have access to books.”

You can support this project at https://www.spacehive.com/cricklewood-library

 

Latest Kilburn & Brent News Stories

Yesterday, 17:08

Tributes have been paid to a young Wembley mum who was stabbed to death in south London this week.

Yesterday, 11:32

A Kensal Rise actor is joining celebrities to strut his stuff on Strictly Come Dancing

Yesterday, 09:45

A gravely ill pensioner whose life was saved when police broke down her door was ordered by her landlord to get it repaired – even though she was in hospital.

Yesterday, 09:34

Pupils at Capital City Academy have no regrets staying for sixth form after achieving the grades they needed to go forward.

Yesterday, 09:33

Police are trying to find Rachael Joseph who has been missing since yesterday afternoon.

Yesterday, 08:54

The senior coroner for inner north London has issued a prevention of future deaths report after a jury found safety and emergency procedures at Bannatyne Health Club in Maida Vale were “inadequate”.

Thu, 17:28

Two Ark Academy students are Cambridge University-bound after getting high marks in their A-levels.

Thu, 13:36

Pupils in Alperton braved the rain to collect a set of stunning A-level results.

PROMOTED CONTENT

The Granville has begun taking bookings for workspaces and events ahead of its opening this spring.

Brent Clinical Commissioning Group has announced changes to the community’s cardiology service.

If you have been looking for laser hair removal, beauty salon treatments, or skin care services you may be confused and overwhelmed with so much information out there and so many clinics and salons promising miraculous results.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Kilburn Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most Read Kilburn News

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now