An anonymous commentator has suggested I use derogatory terms about local residents at the bottom of this post. Having reread the post, I can't see anything derogatory. As far as I can see s/he is complaining about a point of view that they don't like.
Can anyone explain to me otherwise?
I am always happy to publish comments provided that they are not libellous or offensive, but it seems to me that some people simply can't take a different point of view.
Thank you to the anonymous commentators. As promised, provided comments are not offensive or libellous, I have published them.
The statistics used are all valid. The process gone through, as a result of the litigants' legal action, was examined exhaustively. The text of the judgement in High Court is on the side bar next to this post. I have attended numerous public and private meetings on this subject, over a period adding up to many hours. The litigants were unable to prove their case in court, or through the political process.
Brent Libraries service is now going ahead with the agreed strategy. This strategy has had a number of successes, often enumerated in this blog.
I think that the key thing that those of us who do not directly work in Brent Library service can best do now is to support the library staff in their role in promoting library services around the Borough.
Responding to the last comment to date, my previous post explicitly refers to the 12 libraries and compares to the six. The comparison (again) is that visits in September this year were only 1.5% down on September last year. My view is that, after an admittedly rocky period in October to April, our libraries are definitely on the way up and anyone who believes in library services should celebrate the fact.