Councillor conduct and standards archive 2015-2016


Archive has 66 results

  • Durham County Council (15 012 760)

    Statement Not upheld Councillor conduct and standards 30-Mar-2016

    Summary: The Council properly investigated Mr S's complaint that a Councillor had breached the Members' Code of Conduct. The complaint is not upheld.

  • Cheshire East Council (15 018 048)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Councillor conduct and standards 24-Mar-2016

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr Y's complaint about the conduct of the chair of a planning meeting as Mr Y is not caused significant personal injustice from his complaint and the Ombudsman can achieve no meaningful outcome for him.

  • Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council (15 008 918)

    Statement Upheld Councillor conduct and standards 21-Mar-2016

    Summary: The Ombudsman has upheld the complaint; there was fault in the Council's determination of a planning application but it did not cause the complainant a significant injustice. The Council properly considered a Councillor conduct complaint.

  • London Borough of Barking & Dagenham (15 018 058)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Councillor conduct and standards 21-Mar-2016

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr Y's complaint that a councillor failed to reply to a letter he sent to him as this does not cause Mr Y significant injustice.

  • Wiltshire Council (15 018 133)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Councillor conduct and standards 10-Mar-2016

    Summary: Mr A complains the County Council will not investigate his complaint about a Parish Councillor, as the Parish Council does not have a Councillor's Code of Conduct. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint. The County Council can only investigate a breach of a Parish Council Code of Conduct and so there is no fault in it deciding not to investigate Mr A's complaint.

  • East Hertfordshire District Council (15 018 740)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Councillor conduct and standards 08-Mar-2016

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint about the Council's investigation into the conduct of a parish councillor. The complaint is made to the Ombudsman by several complainants who are/were part of the Parish Council. Their complaint is not therefore made by 'members of the public' and the Ombudsman has no legal remit to investigate. The same complaint is made by a resident in the parish. The Ombudsman will not investigate that complaint as he is not caused significant injustice.

  • Thames Valley Police & Crime Panel (15 008 357)

    Statement Not upheld Councillor conduct and standards 07-Mar-2016

    Summary: There are no grounds to criticise the Police and Crime Panel for failing to investigate Mr B's complaint. Its role is to scrutinise the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner. It has no authority to investigate complaints about the Chief Constable or other officers. The Panel's Complaints Sub-Committee decided not to investigate the complaint but considered the wider issue of the Police and Crime Commissioner's oversight of operational complaints handled by the Chief Constable. It was entitled to take this approach.

  • Stafford Borough Council (15 017 565)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Councillor conduct and standards 16-Feb-2016

    Summary: Mr Y complains about the Council's investigation of his conduct as a parish councillor. The Ombudsman cannot investigate as Mr Y does not complain as a 'member of the public'.

  • West Dorset District Council (15 015 870)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Councillor conduct and standards 12-Feb-2016

    Summary: Mr Y complains a councillor in 2013 gave him incorrect information about the planning status of a property he lived in until 2012. The Ombudsman will not investigate as Mr Y is caused no significant injustice and the Ombudsman cannot add to what the Council has already said about this.

  • London Borough of Richmond upon Thames (15 016 756)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Councillor conduct and standards 10-Feb-2016

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr P's complaint about the Council's handling of a complaint about a councillor. Other bodies are better placed to consider his complaint that officers have suppressed and tampered with evidence. There is no significant injustice from the Council's decision to treat him as vexatious.