Dear Brent Borough Council,

I would like to know what happened to the stock, books, DVDs and CDs, contained within the six libraries that were closed in Brent in October 2011.

On what date was each of the following library cleared of stock:

Preston library
Kensal Rise library
Cricklewood library
Neasden library,
Tokyngton library
Barham Park library

How much was the estimated worth of all the books, DVDs and CDs which was removed from each of the following libraries:

Preston library
Kensal Rise library
Cricklewood library
Neasden library,
Tokyngton library
Barham Park library

What additional items, such as computers, were contained within each of the following libraries and what is their estimated worth:

Preston library
Kensal Rise library
Cricklewood library
Neasden library,
Tokyngton library
Barham Park library

What happened to the books and other items within each of the following libraries immediately after they were removed:

Preston library
Kensal Rise library
Cricklewood library
Neasden library,
Tokyngton library
Barham Park library

How much did it cost the council, in staffing, security and disposal costs to clear each of the following libraries:

Preston library
Kensal Rise library
Cricklewood library
Neasden library,
Tokyngton library
Barham Park library

Did the council receive any money from getting rid of the stock and items removed from the libraries? If so, how much was received from each of the following libraries:

Preston library
Kensal Rise library
Cricklewood library
Neasden library,
Tokyngton library
Barham Park library

What happened to the stock at each of the following libraries? ie, where is it now, who was it sold to?

Preston library
Kensal Rise library
Cricklewood library
Neasden library,
Tokyngton library
Barham Park library

Does the council hold a detailed inventory of each of the items cleared from each of the following libraries?

Preston library
Kensal Rise library
Cricklewood library
Neasden library,
Tokyngton library
Barham Park library

Yours faithfully,

Hannah Bewley

Samantha Haines, Brent Borough Council

Brent Council - INFORMATION REQUEST

Our Reference: 1098328
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I would like to know what happened to the stock, books, DVDs and CDs,
contained within the six libraries that were closed in Brent in October
2011.
Libraries stock after the closure were distributed among the six open
libraries
On what date was each of the following library cleared of stock:

Preston library - 29/12/2011
Kensal Rise library - 29/05/2012
Cricklewood library - 19/10/2011
Neasden library - 22/12/2011
Tokyngton library  -17/10/2011
Barham Park library - 14/10/2011

How much was the estimated worth of all the books, DVDs and CDs
which was removed from each of the following libraries:

Preston library
Kensal Rise library
Cricklewood library
Neasden library,
Tokyngton library
Barham Park library

Brent libraries stock is part of a central budget and stock does not
belong to one specific library. Hence, it is not possible to value each
library’s stock. Also the stock is now distributed to the six libraries in
the borough.
What additional items, such as computers, were contained within each of
the following libraries and what is their estimated worth?
All IT equipment within libraries belongs to the Council central IT
department. They were all returned to the IT department which then used
the computers within the council where required. Some of them were also
put back in the libraries where possible to increase capacity for users

What happened to the books and other items within each of the following
libraries immediately after they were removed.
The books and other items were stored at Willesden Green Library Centre
immediately after they were removed from the six libraries
How much did it cost the council, in staffing, security and
disposal costs to clear each of the following libraries
A combined total of 34,390 was spent in clearing the six libraries
Did the council receive any money from getting rid of the stock and
items removed from the libraries?
No stock from the six libraries has been disposed or sold
What happened to the stock at each of the following libraries? ie,
where is it now, who was it sold to?
Libraries stock after the closure are distributed among the six open
libraries
Does the council hold a detailed inventory of each of the items
cleared from each of the following libraries?
Yes, we do hold an inventory of the items cleared from the buildings
 
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Yours faithfully

Samantha Haines

Phone:020 8937 56 19
[email address]
 

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