Search

Customer service centre at Willesden Green Library to move before demolition decision

14:16 15 February 2013

Willesden Green Library

Willesden Green Library

jonathan goldberg

Service will move to Harlesden on Monday

Brent Council will temporarily move its customer service centre at Willesden Green Library despite the future of the building yet to be decided on.

Similar facilities will be run from a new office, shared with Jobcentre Plus, at 116 Harlesden High Street from next Monday.

The change comes as the council seeks planning approval on controversial plans to redevelop the Willesden Green Library site at a meeting on February 21.

Brent Council said the customer service centre’s relocation would last until autumn 2014.

A spokesperson added that the new site would have improved facilities in its customer waiting area and would allow closer partnership, working with Jobcentre Plus in the run-up to changes in the welfare system, taking effect from October.

“It will also assist the transfer of responsibility for administering the Social Fund, which are discretionary payments to vulnerable people on low incomes, to Brent Council which will start on April 1 2013,” the spokesperson said.

The Willesden Customer Service Centre will close on February 14 at 5pm but there will be a reduced service for enquiries only on February 15.

The opening hours of the office in Harlesden are from 9am until 5pm on weekdays, apart from on Thursdays, when it is open from 10am until 5pm.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 17:13
Network Rail workers are set to strick on June 4 and 9 . Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

A strike by rail workers that would paralyse the Brent section of the Bakerloo Line could be back on – just over a week since it was called off at the eleventh hour.

Yesterday, 14:41
Leopold School is in Hawkshead Road (Pic credit: Google Streetview)

A popular primary school in Harlesden that tackled a shortage of places by expanding its classrooms to a building in Neasden is proposing to make the arrangement permanent.

Yesterday, 13:48
The event was organised to appreciate the temple's neighbours and older residents in the borough

A temple in Neasden hosted two special events to thank its neighbours for their support as part of its 20th birthday celebrations.

Yesterday, 11:03
Panthers is in Ealing Road (Pic credit: Adam Thomas)

A nightclub in Alperton has won its bid to keep its licence despite damning CCTV footage that captured children as young as TWO partying on the dance floor with adults.

Most read news

Competitions

The sell out 2014 event 32 Londoners, returns to the Coca-Cola London Eye!

The Coca-Cola London Eye is proud to announce that 32 Londoners will be returning this June, following last year’s sell out event. The event will feature 32 talks, in each of the London Eye’s 32 capsules on 32 extraordinary Londoners.

You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Brent & Kilburn Times e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder