Recent statements in this category are shown below:
Statement Upheld Street furniture and lighting 10-Nov-2020
Summary: Mr B complains at the Council's response to enquiries he made about it replacing a collapsed road sign. We uphold the complaint finding failings in the information given to Mr B by the Council through its 'Fix My Street' online reporting tool. It was also at fault for its complaint responses. This caused Mr B injustice as he experienced unnecessary time, trouble and frustration. The Council accepts these findings. At the end of this statement we set out the steps it has taken to learn lessons from this complaint and what action it has agreed to remedy Mr B's injustice.
Statement Upheld Street furniture and lighting 09-Nov-2020
Summary: Mrs X complained about high levels of light intrusion into her property after the Council completed road improvements at a junction behind her house. She said glow from the street lights had affected her sleep. The Council did not assess the level of light intrusion at Mrs X property following her complaint. That was fault. The Council has offered to complete a lighting level test. That remedies any injustice caused.
Statement Not upheld Street furniture and lighting 09-Oct-2020
Summary: Mr C says the Council misled him about the location of a bus stop when it published a traffic regulation order and did not consult him directly. There is no fault in how the Council handled the traffic regulation order process.
Statement Upheld Street furniture and lighting 25-Sep-2020
Summary: Miss X complained the Council failed to take account of her mother, Mrs Y's, mobility and access when it decided to place barriers on the path to the rear of Mrs Y's property. The Council was not at fault for installing the barriers. It failed to respond to Mrs Y's solicitor's letter and delayed responding to Miss X's complaint. It has agreed to apologise to Miss X and Mrs Y for the frustration this caused.
Statement Not upheld Street furniture and lighting 03-Sep-2020
Summary: Mr X complains about the information the Council provided about the upgrades of streetlights to LED lights. He says the Council misled him and did not tell him the lighting system would use the existing 3G/4G network to operate. He also complains the lamppost was still sending out wireless signals despite the Council removing the wireless transmitter. The Ombudsman does not find fault with the Council's actions.
Statement Not upheld Street furniture and lighting 10-Aug-2020
Summary: Mr J complains about light intrusion caused by the replacement of the streetlight outside his home with an LED light. The Ombudsman has found no fault by the Council.
Statement Not upheld Street furniture and lighting 07-Aug-2020
Summary: Mr F complains about light intrusion caused by an LED streetlight outside his home. The Ombudsman has found no fault by the Council.
Statement Upheld Street furniture and lighting 02-Jul-2020
Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint about a delay in repairing a street light and poor complaint handling. This is because the Council has repaired the light and will contact the complainant to apologise.
Statement Not upheld Street furniture and lighting 16-Jun-2020
Summary: There is no fault in the Council's decision not to move a lamp post. The Council's has considered it but decided there is no reason to move it, as there was previously a lamp post there.
Statement Not upheld Street furniture and lighting 25-Feb-2020
Summary: Mr B considers that there was fault in the way the County Council approved the installation of a bus shelter across the road from his home. He considers that the County Council failed to take account of residents' concerns that this will attract anti-social behaviour and vandalism. The Ombudsman has found no fault in the way the County Council considered this matter, so we cannot question the merits of the decision to approve the bus shelter.