Campaigners told they can appeal against library closures

Hearing will take place tomorrow at the Court of Appeal

Campaigners have been granted permission to appeal against the High Court decision to close six of the borough’s libraries.

The delighted supporters were told the news they had been waiting for this afternoon.

There will be a hearing tomorrow morning from 10am at the Court of Appeal.

Meanwhile, campaigners have been holding round the clock vigils to protect Kensal Rise Library, in Bathurst Gardens, since a High Court judge voted in favour of Brent Council’s decision to close half of the borough’s reading rooms last week.

Margaret Bailey, co-chair of Friends of Kensal Rise Library, said: “We are delighted to have been given the chance to appeal. Sleeping overnight to protect the library is paying off. This is by no means the end.”

The Labour-run council has already closed Kensal Rise, Barham Park, Tokyngton, Preston, Cricklewood and Neasden libraries.

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The move will save the council �1million.