Tamsin Constable

Council Chief Executive rant about gobbledygook

A council chief executive is so fed up of poorly written council meeting papers that he says is going to start sitting down with the authors to make sure he knows what they mean.

The anonymous executive writes that the gobbledygook he comes across has turned him into a plain English fan.

Well, hurray! But to have to sit down with authors in order to understand what they’ve written? Goodness me, what a waste of a chief exec’s time… Why not train the authors to write clearly in the first place?

Here’s the link to his pieceĀ I’m on a Plain English Crusade on the Local Government Chronicle.