A little noticed part of the Cabinet papers on Tuesday was the report on library performance. It mentions the favourable ratings that users give Brent Libraries, but warns that stock issues have been a problem. As I have mentioned before, there seems to be quite a mismatch between rising visit numbers and the much more limited rise in issues. These should not obscure the general story of improvement.
In my view, this improvement is put at risk by Cllr Butt's latest expedient of trying to get various groups to write a "community libraries strategy".