by barhamlibrary

Dear Friend
I am pleased to report that after some hard work by our volunteers our new premises at Sudbury Town Underground Station, Station Approach Sudbury (buses 245 and 204 stop right outside – and 18, 92 and 182 nearby) is almost ready.
We are stocking the shelves with books and experimenting with opening times.
We will initially open @ Sudbury Town 3 times per week as follows:
Tuesdays 10:30 to 1:30p.m
Thursday 10:30 to 1:30p.m.
Friday 10:30 to 1:30p.m.
As soon as we sign up and confirm new Volunteers we will expand these opening times.
Our original Volunteer Library near Argos & Daniels Estate Agents in Wembley High Road (buses 18, 83, 92 and 182 stop right outside) will continue to be open as follows:
Mondays 12 to 5p.m.
Wednesdays 12 to 5p.m.
Saturdays 11 to 5p.m.
This means that over the two branches we will be open for 25 hours per week on 6 days of the week.
We are taking part in the Festival and on Saturday 28 September we will have an Open Day at Sudbury Town Station starting from around 11a.m until around 4 p.m. we will have children story telling, poetry and readings and other activities. Please come and visit us in Sudbury Town. (there is a gift aid form on our website)
With various repairs, new fire extinguishers etc it will cost us over £500 to fully set up our Sudbury Town premises. This is why I am once again doing a fundraising run for Friends of Barham Library – a 5km run around Wembley Stadium on Sunday 6 October.
I am hoping to find 500 people to sponsor me for just £1 each. You can sponsor me on virginmoneygiving/barhamlibrary.com or directly by cheque. Please help by spreading the word. Thank You.
On 13 October it will be 2 years since Labour Councillors closed Barham Park and 5 other local libraries in Brent.
To celebrate our continuing campaign to get as many if these libraies as possible and to commemorate the closures Brent SOS will once again do a relay run between the closed libraries . This year it will take place on Saturday 12 October and include a run from Wembley High Road, to Sudbury Town Station, then to the closed Library in Barham Park ending at the closed Preston Library.
The Council has applied for planning permission to change the use of the closed Library from community use (D1) to office/light industrial (B1).
They need planning permission before they can let the building to an organisation who wish to create 29 artists studios. We asked them if they would share with us so that we could provide a community library but they refused claiming that library use was not compatible with their uses of the building.
We are opposing the planning application and urging all concerned residents to do the same. You can object on the internet by going to the Brent Council webiste, clicking on the box for planning and then searching for planning application 13/2179. We need as many objections as possible from local people so please make the effort.
As always THANK YOU for all your support. Please distribute this email to your friends and contacts interested in the library campaign.
All the best
Councillor Paul Lorber
for Friends of Barham Library
17 Stapenhill Road Wembley HA0 3JF
PS. You can keep in touch with what we are up to by becoming a ‘friend’ on facebook and by checking our website (although with everything else going on we are struggling to keep the website as up to date as it should be).