Actually did this last week, but haven’t had time to breathe, let alone post since then! Basically, the Government has released it’s own plain English guide to their big Bill on local government and how they’d like to see it change. I’m glad there are people out there attempting this sort of thing, but unfortunately their […]Read more "Plain English guide to the Localism Bill"
This website is here to prove to Government (and anyone else who uses language in an over complicated way, all the while claiming they want feedback from members of the public) that speaking plainly, even about tricky subjects, isn’t just possible, but absolutely necessary. I hope this website also helps prove that you don’t have […]Read more "Thinking positive"
The second half of this consultation is a little something for building planners, designers and local authorities. It’s supposed to be a handy guide suggesting how to build security into public places, but at nearly 80 pages, “handy” doesn’t quite cut it. This one is a little less complicated, at 7 neat pages. Download it here if you prefer […]Read more "Working together to protect crowded places: part 2"
More than 80 people voted in the latest translation request poll (thank you!), and most of you voted for me to translate the protecting crowded places consultation from the Home Office. This is actually two consultations in one. The first on general guidelines for how local authorities and businesses should tackle increasing their security against terrorist […]Read more "Working together to protect crowded places – a translation"
The options are up for the next translation. They are: 21st Century SchoolsA large and comprehensive (no pun intended!) look at where the UK’s education system is going. Mayors and Indirectly Elected LeadersA consultation on making it easier to petition your councils on how you want the top jobs decided. National Flood Emergency FrameworkExtremely detailed consultation on how […]Read more "Please vote for your next translation!"