CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save libraries in Brent are holding a disco to raise money for legal costs tomorrow evening as they await a court decision.

Brent SOS (Save our Six Libraries) campaigners will be holding the event at Preston Mall Community Centre, at The Mall, in Kenton.

The group attended a two-day hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice last Thursday and Friday and are awaiting a decision on whether six out of twelve libraries in the borough will be shut by Brent Council.

The case was initially judged in favour of the council last month.

Library-users campaigned outside each building after the decision and wrote messages of support on a boarded-up Preston Library, in Carlton Avenue East.

Campaigner Alison Hopkins, from Brent SOS, said: "We definitely need the money to keep this campaign going and will get that hopefully from tomorrow's event and any more donations people would like to make.

“We have absolutely no clue when exactly the decision will come through but we’re hoping it’ll be in a few weeks and hopefully before Christmas.

“In Gloucestershire and Somerset, where there have been similar campaigns, decisions have gone in their favour with councils being told they were discriminating against the elderly.

“The support for this campaign has been amazing. There were several petitions that went to Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt and hundreds have written to him.

“I think people underestimated the amount of angry residents from all backgrounds that would stand up for libraries.”

The disco dance event will be held tomorrow from 7.30pm until midnight. Tickets cost £6 each and can be bought at the door.

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