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Brent estate agent sponsors boards in support of library campaign

PUBLISHED: 12:43 20 January 2012

Tony Bunce, Saleem Yousaf, Del O'Brien, Francis Henry from Daniels Estate Agents

Tony Bunce, Saleem Yousaf, Del O'Brien, Francis Henry from Daniels Estate Agents

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Daniels has pledged to pay £15 for every placard that goes up across the borough

A well-known Brent estate agent has pledged its support to help save half of the borough’s libraries.

Daniels Estate Agent, which has offices across Brent, has agreed to publicise the campaign on its boards. They will start going up across the borough from February.

For each board that goes up, Daniels will also donate £15 to the cause.

Campaigners are urging residents to contact the company to get their hands on a placard so they can be put up outside as many homes as possible across the borough.

Tony Bunce, Kensal Rise branch manager, said: “Local Libraries are great community assets serving local people of all ages.

“As a responsible local business Daniels Estate Agents has supported the campaign to Save local libraries right from the outset.

“Helping to make people aware of the continuing campaign is our way of helping and supporting the local community in which we conduct our business - all the way from Kensal Rise via Neasden and all the way to Sudbury.”

Meanwhile, campaigners from the borough made their views known to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee last week which has launched its own inquiry into library closures across the country.

Members of Parliament on the committee are investigating the impact on local communities since their libraries closed. Brent is expected to feature high in inquiry.

Councillor Paul Lorber (Liberal Democrat) said: “Labour councillors in Brent are decimating our library service.

“Tens of thousands of Brent residents all the way from Kensal Rise to Sudbury have been deprived of a library service. Labour cannot be trusted on libraries.

“As the council can no longer provide the comprehensive and efficient library service required by local people the time has come for the Secretary of State for Media Culture and Sport to step in and stand up for local people.”

But Councillor James Powney, (Labour) lead member for environment and neighbourhoods, said: “We are providing a comprehensive and efficient library service and by 2014 more people will be using the library services and more people will be borrowing books.”

If you are able to have a Daniels Estate Agent board outside your home contact Rachael Newberry by emailing rlnewberry1@gmail.com with your address and any specific instructions

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