Almost 50 people who want to save their local pub gathered to talk to councillors, who will decide its fate this week.

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The Save the Queensbury campaign was out in force at the Queensbury pub in Walm Lane, Willesden, on Saturday as councillors on the planning committee and developers conducted a site visit.

Ian Elliott, a spokesman for the campaign, said: "It went really well. There must have been 40, going on 50 people there so the turn out was huge. We were grateful that the planning committee came and they were listening to people's views. A lot of it was really positive and we feel we got the message across."

The pub is used for community meetings, including the Busy Rascals group, and people were holding placards describing it as "more than a pub...it's a community hub."

The Queensbury Pub, Walm Lane, Willesden. The campaign too save the pub from demolition is in full swing this morning as a visit from the council planning department is expected.
 

Fairview Homes has submitted an application to Brent Council to demolish the historic building which houses the pub and construct a 10 story tower block containing flats.

There will also be space on the ground floor for community space and a licenced premises, but there has been no binding agreement stating what the space will be used for.

Campaigners are keen to secure guarantees from the developers before any approval is given by councillors at Brent Council's planning committee, which will meet to discuss the site on Wednesday, March 12.

Officers have recommended approval for the development.