Trees


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Leeds City Council (17 008 301)

    Statement Upheld Trees 09-Oct-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr X & Ms Y's complaint about the Council's failure to deal with overhanging vegetation on a road where they live. The Council has agreed to apologise for the delay in responding to them and has set a date to carry out the work. It is unlikely further investigation will lead to a different outcome.

  • Northampton Borough Council (17 008 072)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Trees 29-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Miss A's complaint that the Council has failed to carry out grounds maintenance because it concerns the Council's actions as a social housing provider.

  • Ipswich Borough Council (17 009 065)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Trees 28-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr X's complaint about damage to his property caused by council-owned trees. The complaint is late and it concerns a legal issue which it would have been reasonable for Mr X to take the court.

  • South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council (17 001 496)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Trees 26-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr X's complaint about the Council's response to his complaints about its handling of his tree complaint. The Council has explained the delays and apologised to Mr X. It has issued a decision notice on the trees. Investigation will not add more or lead to a different outcome.

  • London Borough of Croydon (17 007 768)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Trees 25-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr A's complaint about the Council's refusal to pay the full cost of damage to his property caused by tree roots. It is open to him to pursue the matter in court and it would be reasonable for him to do so.

  • London Borough of Harrow (17 005 657)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Trees 21-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr X's complaint about the Council's delay in pruning a tree. The Council has confirmed it will shortly prune the tree.

  • Cheshire West & Chester Council (17 008 571)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Trees 21-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr A's complaint that the Council has failed to take action to maintain a tree because it is unlikely he would find fault on the Council's part.

  • Milton Keynes Council (17 007 859)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Trees 20-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint that the Council will not carry work to trees near the complainant's home. It is unlikely the Ombudsman would find evidence of fault and the complainant can seek a remedy in court for any damage to his property.

  • Northampton Borough Council (17 007 172)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Trees 18-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mrs C's complaint the Council failed to cut back bushes overhanging a path near her home. It is unlikely we would find fault or that further investigation would lead to a different outcome.

  • Northumberland Council (17 003 327)

    Statement Not upheld Trees 15-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Council was not at fault for making a Tree Preservation Order on land owned by the complainant although there were some poor communications surrounding its decision. No injustice to the complainant was caused by the Council excluding some other trees from an amended Order after considering representations.

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