Bradford Council criticised over jargon in reports

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Council criticised over jargon in reports Bradford Council criticised over jargon in reports

Council workers have been rapped for using too much jargon in public documents.

Councillor Lynne Smith, chairman of Bradford Council’s Governance and Audit Committee, said she was baffled by what parts of a Council report meant, and she suspected the public would be confused too.

She said: “We need to ask ourselves when we read a report, whether the man on the 96 bus will actually be able to make sense of it.

“We are still getting reports that contain too much jargon for my liking.”

Coun Smith was prompted to speak out after the meeting had considered a report into the new Producer City business drive.

In October, a ‘jargon-free’ version of a Council report into emissions had to be drawn up after the public complained they didn’t understand parts of it.

In July, Councillor Simon Cooke complained about a jargon at a meeting of the Bradford and Airedale Health and Wellbeing Board.

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11:05pm Fri 10 Jan 14

johnhem says...

for councillor smith,..... as the council do not have a clue what they are doing anyway there can be no further confusion about jargon. its obvious to the voting public the councillors in place now WILL BE OUT come the next elections, so talk all the jargon you like because 1/ no-body understands it (even councillors) and 2/ it will all be changed at the next vote by whoever comes in. hopefully ukip or the monster raving looney party.
for councillor smith,..... as the council do not have a clue what they are doing anyway there can be no further confusion about jargon. its obvious to the voting public the councillors in place now WILL BE OUT come the next elections, so talk all the jargon you like because 1/ no-body understands it (even councillors) and 2/ it will all be changed at the next vote by whoever comes in. hopefully ukip or the monster raving looney party. johnhem
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