At last night’s meeting (14th June) hard work and people power helped persuade the Ealing Labour group not to recommend closure of four libraries – Hanwell, Northfields, Northolt and Perivale.
Petitions signed by over 8,000 residents were presented to the meeting and a packed gallery listened to the debate. At the end of the debate Cllr Dheer made his announcement which will go for approval to full cabinet on July 5th.
One service that will be lost is the mobile library service and changes do lie ahead as the Council wants volunteers to play a key part in providing future library services.
Congratulations to everyone who signed the petitions, the councillors who helped organise some of the petitions and who fought hard and the residents groups who worked tirelessly to save these libraries.