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Street furniture and lighting


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • London Borough of Sutton (21 009 077)

    Statement Not upheld Street furniture and lighting 28-Apr-2022

    Summary: Mr X complains the Council, when constructing a crossover outside of his home, installed a new streetlight when it should only have relocated the old one. The Council was not at fault for installing a new lighting column when carrying out the crossover works.

  • Sheffield City Council (21 012 666)

    Statement Not upheld Street furniture and lighting 05-Apr-2022

    Summary: Mrs X complained about high levels of light intrusion into her property after the Council replaced a streetlight outside her home. We have discontinued our investigation into this complaint because the Council have reassessed the light and fitted a frosted panel which has reduced the light glare. We would not be able to add anything more to the outcome.

  • Tendring District Council (21 009 461)

    Statement Not upheld Street furniture and lighting 03-Feb-2022

    Summary: Mr D complains about a street light installed near his home by the Council in 2021. The Ombudsman has discontinued the investigation because further investigation of the case would not likely lead to a different outcome, and we cannot achieve the redress sought by Mr D.

  • Hertfordshire County Council (21 004 007)

    Statement Not upheld Street furniture and lighting 28-Jan-2022

    Summary: Mr X complained the Council erected a streetlamp directly outside his house without notice or consultation. He said the streetlamp spoilt his view and shone light directly into his house. Mr X also complained about the way the Council handled his complaint about the matter. There was no fault in the Council's actions.

  • Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council (20 012 057)

    Statement Not upheld Street furniture and lighting 06-Jan-2022

    Summary: Mr B complained about the siting of a bus stop and shelter outside his home. He said the use of the bus stop caused him and his family disturbance and distress from people waiting and behaving inconsiderately. He said they sit on his front wall, drop litter and can be noisy and threatening. He considered it would have devalued his property. There was no fault by the Council.

  • Royal Borough of Greenwich (20 013 486)

    Statement Not upheld Street furniture and lighting 16-Aug-2021

    Summary: Ms X complains about the Council's decision to place a bicycle hangar on the road outside her home. The complaint was closed because there was no fault by the Council. However, the Council still has to consider the impact of its decision on Ms X and her disabled father.

  • Torbay Council (20 002 492)

    Statement Upheld Street furniture and lighting 26-May-2021

    Summary: Miss B complained the Council breached disability discrimination law and human rights law when it installed public litter bins that are not accessible for use by disabled people, small adults and children. She considered the Council had not properly considered its responsibilities under the relevant law. She cannot use the bins but she also considers there is a wider injustice to others who will be similarly affected. There was fault which caused injustice to Miss B.

  • Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council (20 008 575)

    Statement Upheld Street furniture and lighting 05-May-2021

    Summary: Mrs X complained about high levels of light intrusion into her property after the Council replaced two street lights outside her home. We found fault with how the Council considered the light falling on Mrs X's property. The Council agreed to reassess the light falling on Mrs X's property from the street lights and to review how it approaches these assessments in future. This was a suitable remedy so we completed our investigation.

  • South Gloucestershire Council (20 009 188)

    Statement Not upheld Street furniture and lighting 28-Apr-2021

    Summary: The Ombudsman found no fault by the Council on Mr Y's complaint about it failing to properly consider the impact of light spillage on to his property when it replaced a nearby street sodium lantern with an LED one. The Council responded and acted on his concerns. It visited and took light meter readings which show levels to his property within guidance target levels.

  • Milton Keynes Council (20 003 043)

    Statement Upheld Street furniture and lighting 04-Mar-2021

    Summary: The Ombudsman finds fault with the Council for not providing sufficient information about repairs to streetlights. The Ombudsman also finds fault with the Council for its complaint handling. The Council has agreed to apologise to the complainant and pay a financial remedy for his time and trouble. The Council has also agreed to provide regular updates to residents for repairs.