Community library lends their support to Brent’s elderly residents
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Friends of Barham Library (FOBL) were on hand at Pensioners Forum Event
A community library in Wembley has lent their support to an organisation aimed at protecting the borough’s elderly residents.
Friends of Barham Library (FOBL) were on hand to support Pensioners Forum Event at Brent Town Hall.
Members of FOBL, which was set-up following the closure of half the borough’s libraries, including Barham Library in Barham Park.
The health and well-being event held at Brent Town Hall attracted more than 100 visitors and aimed to show the help and support that is available to elderly people.
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FOBL had a stall at the event to promote their Volunteer Library in Wembley High Road.
Cllr Paul Lorber, who is a volunteer with FOBL and is the leader of the Liberal Democrat opposition at the council said: “Pensioners were one of the groups of people who lost out when the Labour Administration running Brent closed 6 local libraries.
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“Local volunteers are doing their best to replace the lost Library service in these areas.”
The move to close reading rooms in Barham, Cricklewood, Kensal Rise, Neasden, Preston and Tokyngton will save the local authority £1m.
Brent Pensioners Forum, which has 150 members, aims to bring older people together and to represent, and fight for, their needs and rights.