North Kensington Library campaign speakers
North Kensington Library history


North Kensington Library campaign group was set up in objection to the council's decision to lease the historic Library building on Ladbroke Grove to a private school. Our main concern is to keep the Library Building in public use.

We have questions about the decision to lease the building in the first instance; the process by which the lease was offered to the school; and the council's reading of the law in relation to community value.

We see the Library in the context of a broader council agenda to divest themselves of public assets in the interests of private investors. We see their preference to consolidate services on larger single sites as motivated by a lack of fundamental commitment to the public sector rather than an interest in accessible and high quality services to the community.

Memorandum of Understanding

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Love Our Library

Libraries server as an important social space for communities - story telling, presentations, art instalations, reading groups, and spoken word events are some of the type of activities that happen at the library. If you have an idea for an activity that you would like to run or see happen at the Library, please do contact the Library, and let us know too via our social media platforms or our web form.

Thanks to

The Grenfell Action Group who have been a central part of the campaign revealing much of the underhand and undemocratic ways that the council has pursued this course of action.

Westway23 who have provided invaluable support throughout the campaign, and are largely responsible for regalvanising and bringing the community together in our struggles over our public assets in North Kensington, Ladbroke Grove area.

Jon Snow and Channel 4 News for telling our story.

And all our supporters, who helped to Save North Kensington Library building for public use.

Friends of North Kensington Library