Statement Upheld COVID-19 06-Apr-2021
Summary: The Council was entitled to decide dogs should be kept on leads in all areas, as part of its social distancing measures during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the Council's explanations of its dog control powers were confusing and contradictory, which is fault. This did not cause a substantive injustice to the complainant, but the Council has agreed to ensure officers properly understand the orders on which its powers are based.
Statement Not upheld COVID-19 30-Mar-2021
Summary: Mrs D complains the Council failed to deal effectively with anti-social behaviour which arose after it moved homeless people into hotels near her home during the COVID-19 lockdown. We have not found fault.
Statement Not upheld COVID-19 19-Jan-2021
Summary: X complains the Council closed their local Household Waste Recycling Centre to pedestrians when it reopened in May 2020 following temporary closure due to COVID-19. We do not uphold the complaint, finding the Council could reasonably take this action as part of a package of measures designed to limit use of the site and maintain social distancing on re-opening.
Statement Not upheld COVID-19 26-Nov-2020
Summary: There is no fault by the Council in limiting mourners at a funeral because the decision was in line with government guidance at the time.