Other archive 2016-2017


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  • Manchester City Council (16 016 959)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Other 30-Mar-2017

    Summary: We will not investigate this complaint about a fixed penalty for littering as we cannot add to the Council's own investigation. The complainant seeks compensation for damages as she said she was assaulted when the fixed penalty was issued. The Ombudsman cannot determine personal injury complaints. This is a matter for the courts and it is reasonable to expect the complainant to take court action. The Council has apologised for delay and failing to respond to the complainant's complaints to it. We cannot add to this by investigating.

  • Leicester City Council (16 017 826)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Other 29-Mar-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr X's complaint about the Council granting permission for an Islamic stall during the Christmas period. There is no injustice.

  • London Borough of Harrow (16 009 985)

    Statement Upheld Other 21-Mar-2017

    Summary: Mr H complains about the Council issuing him with a fixed penalty notice for littering. The Council accepts it could have handled the correspondence with Mr H better and has agreed a suitable settlement. As the Ombudsman is satisfied with this he will not consider the complaint further.

  • Weymouth and Portland Borough Council (16 017 163)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Other 17-Mar-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Ms B's complaint the Council placed an "abandoned vehicle" notice on her car. The Council has taken no further action since Ms B responded to the notice. Further consideration of the complaint would not achieve any more for Ms B.

  • Rushcliffe Borough Council (16 017 561)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Other 17-Mar-2017

    Summary: We will not investigate this complaint about a community protection warning letter as ultimately the complainant has a right to challenge in court any formal action the Council decides to take against her. It is also unlikely we could criticise the Council for issuing the warning letter or that we could ask the Council to with draw it.

  • Harborough District Council (16 014 566)

    Statement Upheld Other 16-Mar-2017

    Summary: I uphold this complaint about a warning letter for garden bonfires as there was fault by the Council. I am satisfied the agreed action is enough to remedy the injustice caused.

  • London Borough of Ealing (16 017 209)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Other 14-Mar-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Ms X's complaint about the Council issuing a fixed penalty notice for littering. Ms X can pay the fine or defend herself at court.

  • Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council (16 016 236)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Other 10-Mar-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman cannot investigate this complaint about a Fixed Penalty Notice for dropping litter. This is because the court found the complainant guilty of the offence.

  • Thanet District Council (16 010 236)

    Statement Upheld Other 28-Feb-2017

    Summary: The Council followed Government guidance when deciding to issue a notice warning it would removed a potentially abandoned vehicle. However it failed to refer to the correct power being used causing confusion but no difference to the final outcome.

  • Wyre Borough Council (16 015 665)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Other 24-Feb-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint about the Council's decision not to prosecute someone for dog fouling. It is unlikely he would find evidence of fault by the Council.