Recent statements in this category are shown below:
Statement Closed after initial enquiries Councillor conduct and standards 11-Jul-2017
Summary: Mr Y complains that councillors are actively defending their decision to approve a planning application for open cast mining to a public inquiry. It is not appropriate for the Ombudsman to investigate while a public inquiry is ongoing and in any case, we cannot achieve any meaningful outcome for Mr Y. Mr Y is not caused significant injustice from the councillors' actions subsequent to their planning decision.
Statement Closed after initial enquiries Councillor conduct and standards 27-Jun-2017
Summary: Mr Y complains the Council will not investigate his complaint that several parish councillors have failed to declare their registerable interests. We will not investigate as Mr Y is not caused any significant personal injustice from his complaint as it affects all or most of the people in the Council's area. The complaint is therefore outside our legal remit and we cannot investigate.
Statement Closed after initial enquiries Councillor conduct and standards 21-Jun-2017
Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate the Council's decision not to investigate a complaint against a councillor. It is unlikely he would find evidence that fault had caused the complainant significant injustice.
Statement Closed after initial enquiries Councillor conduct and standards 20-Jun-2017
Summary: We will not investigate Mrs Y's complaint about how the Council dealt with her complaint about the conduct of a councillor. We cannot questions the merits of the Council's decision not to uphold the complaint as there is no indication of fault by the Council in how it made this decision.
Statement Closed after initial enquiries Councillor conduct and standards 19-Jun-2017
Summary: Mr X complains the monitoring officer failed in his statutory duty by refusing to personally consider his complaint about adult social care services. The Ombudsman does not intend to investigate this complaint as this is a decision the Council is entitled to make and it is unlikely we will find fault in its actions.
Statement Not upheld Councillor conduct and standards 14-Jun-2017
Summary: there is no fault in how the Council handled a code of conduct complaint.
Statement Closed after initial enquiries Councillor conduct and standards 14-Jun-2017
Summary: We will not investigate this complaint about how the Council dealt with a conduct complaint against one of its members. This is because we cannot achieve the outcome the complainant seeks and investigation by us is unlikely to change the outcome. In addition, the Information Commissioner's Office is best placed to deal with the complaint as essentially it is about a breach of confidentiality.
Statement Upheld Councillor conduct and standards 08-Jun-2017
Summary: There was a delay in the Council's response to Mr X's complaint about a Service Manager's comments. The Council has agreed to apologise to Mr X. However, it is not possible to find out what the Manager said.
Statement Upheld Councillor conduct and standards 30-May-2017
Summary: The Council has accepted there was fault through delay in its consideration of Mr J's allegations that a councillor had breached the Code of Conduct. But, it was not otherwise at fault in the way in which it considered matters, or investigated Mr J's subsequent complaint about its actions.
Statement Closed after initial enquiries Councillor conduct and standards 18-May-2017
Summary: We will not investigate this complaint about the Council's procedure for dealing with standards complaints as the Council's procedure raises no concerns for the Ombudsman.