Out go civil enforcement officers and in come traffic wardens.

Out go school crossing patrollers and and in come lollipop ladies.

Civic amenity sites are gone.  Rubbish tips are back.

Conservative-run Harrow Council have declared war on jargon according to

Cllr Paul Osborn explained Harrow’s decision:

"Our residents want to hear plain speaking and that is what we’ll deliver. We are now working to ensure that council terms, which can include all sorts of baffling acronyms, don’t get used when we talk to the public. Every organisation uses jargon to some degree, but we know that councils have been among the worst offenders in the past."

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