There are two main grounds. Firstly, Brent Council did a thorough and rigorous assessment of needs in making its decision. Secondly, the Brent Strategy is not merely a finance driven programme of cuts, but a genuine transformation project, which will see a number of improvements. These improvements have not had the attention they deserve, but include:
- Seven day opening at all Brent libraries
- Improved levels of bookstock in all Brent libraries
- An improved outreach service
- Substantial investment in all Brent's library buildings.