Friends of Barham Library to open a second volunteer branch at Sudbury Town station

Francis Henry, Friends of Barham Library volunteer, outside the new branch

Francis Henry, Friends of Barham Library volunteer, outside the new branch - Credit: Archant

The Friends of Barham Library are set to open their second volunteer library and book shop at Sudbury Town underground station.

The group has entered into a short lease with Transport for London for the shop premises at Sudbury Town station behind Nikki’s Coffee Bar.

Cllr Paul Lorber, a Friends volunteer and leader of Brent’s Lib Dems, said: “We are delighted to be expanding our services to local people in Sudbury, the home of Barham Library.

“We just need a little time to clean and furnish the new premises and hope to open up in good time for the Sudbury Arts Festival in September.”

Francis Henry, a Friends volunteer, said: “We are very grateful to Transport for London for responding so positively to our request for the premises at Sudbury Town Station.

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“Our library activities will make good use of the space and bring extra life to the station.”

The volunteers have been providing a local library service since March 2012, first from temporary premises at Barham School and for the last 12 months from shop premises at 428 High Road in Wembley.

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They are still campaigning to return to the closed library in Barham Park which was axed alongside branches in Cricklewood, Neasden, Kensal Rise, Preston and Tokyngtonto save Brent Council £1million in 2011.

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