In response to:

North West London Blues from the July 12, 2012 issue

To the Editors:

The Keep Willesden Green community group writes with the following good news:

For now, North London’s blues have been lifted as redevelopment proposals for Willesden Library have been withdrawn [see Zadie Smith, “North West London Blues,” NYR, July 12]. Thousands have objected to the loss of an historic library, bookshop, and open space. It is time for Brent Council to work with the community to reshape the plans to match the needs of North West London residents. To support the Keep Willesden Green campaign’s objectives write to the leader of Brent Council: .uk. To support the campaign financially, send funds to:

The Brent Arts Council Account (BAC)
Ref: KWG
Sort Code: 40-46-10
Account no: 31204890

Martin Redston and Kate Spence of Keep Willesden Green, London

Zadie Smith, New York City