Is this Brent’s improved library service?
Since October 13 2011, Brent has had 6 libraries. We were all promised a better service.
Implemented for 8 weeks, planned for over a year, this is what the new, improved, ’21st century’ Brent library service looks like:
- 23 hours extra gained but 218 hours LOST
- Small libraries have not magically grown bigger. Overcrowding is a problem: children and other users sit on the floor after school.
- No improvements to transport – limited and expensive parking…. no extra buses on already overcrowded routes… no trains and inaccessible stations…..
- 5 weeks to get a delivery of books for elderly or disabled. No service for hard working parents. No opportunity to choose your own books.
- You need a computer to contact home delivery, you need a computer to choose your own books… but if you don’t have a computer? Get on a [overcrowded] bus! (Cllr. Powney, 2011)
- 6 libraries reduced to 5 by next spring – the largest (Willesden Green) in the borough to be bulldozed.
Posted on December 20, 2011, in Brent Council, Council Spending, Library update and tagged education, libraries, library, preston, preston library, save preston library, savelibraries, ukuncut, Wembley. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Is this Brent’s improved library service?.