Campaigners to be given community space to run library in Cricklewood
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A second community-run library will be opened on the site of one of the six axed branches in Brent.
Brent Council have approved plans which will provide a community reading room in the new development where Cricklewood Library currently is.
Friends of Cricklewood Library, a group of campaigners, will manage the new community facility.
The decision follows the approval a similar proposal to run a community reading room on the former Kensal Rise Library site in Bathurst Road.
It will be managed by the Friends of Kensal Rise library.
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The Cricklewood branch in Olive Road, was closed down alongside Barham, Kensal Rise, Tokyngton, Preston and Neasden libraries by Brent Council in 2011 to £1million a year.
Both Cricklewood and Kensal Rise branches have been bought by property developer Andrew Gillick.
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Last year he withdrew plans to convert the Cricklewood site into 10 flats and a multi-functional 2,000 square feet community hub at the 11th hour.
The building will now be converted into six flats plus the community space.
Cllr James Denselow, lead member for stronger communities at Brent Council, said; “Thank you to all the residents and volunteers that helped make this happen.
“We are only going to be able to keep vital community services going if we work together - from the council to staff to residents.”
Mr Gillick must pay the council £96,937.50 in Community Infrastructure Levy which will go towards local improvements.