The current library consultation is deeply flawed. Worcestershire County Council should start again. This time it should be done properly.
Why is this important?
Libraries matter to communities. To make informed decisons about libraries the Council needs to know what people think. But this consultation will not do that.
The consultation is stuff full of jargon. The language is confusing. It should be in plain English.
Readability of text can be measured using a SMOG test. That's "Simple Measure of Gobbledygook". The Sun newspaper has a SMOG value of less than 14. The Express is less than 16. The Guardian and Telegraph is around 17. The SMOG value of Worcestershire County Council's consulation is an amazing 44! Ordinary people have little chance of understanding it. But a good consultation should be about getting ordinary people's views.
The Council should therefore abandon it and do it properly!