THOUSANDS of people’s signatures opposing the demolition of a popular pub were handed to the council.

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Representatives of the Save the Queensbury campaign and Busy Rascals, a toddler group which is held at the pub, met with Michael Pavey, lead member for children and families at Brent Council and handed him a petition with over 4,000 signatures.

The Queensbury pub, Walm Lane, Willesden Green, is under threat of demolition from land owners Fairview Homes, which has submitted a planning application for the site and propose to build a ten storey building.

Campaigners have been fighting to save the pub and collecting signatures outside Willesden Green tube station, in the pub and in the surrounding areas.

Sharmine Chowdhury-Tse, who has a two-year-old son Noah, runs the Busy Rascal group and said: “We have collected quite a lot of signatures, 4,000 is a lot of names and it shows the feelings of the people in the community and how they feel about the pub and the proposed demolition. It goes to show how passionately people feel about it.”

The planning application is due to be considered by Brent Council’s planning committee in February.

There is still time to comment online at www.brent.gov.uk