Monthly News December 2012 20 Dec 2012 Isle of Wight Council failed to consult residents on beach hut plan Isle of Wight Council officers approved a plan for the use of new beach huts without checking that it complied with councillors’ instructions, finds Local Government Ombudsman, Dr Jane Martin. 20 Dec 2012 Croydon Council criticised over bed-and-breakfast accommodation for homeless family Croydon Council failed to offer suitable accommodation to a mother who had been violently attacked in her previous home, finds Local Government Ombudsman, Dr Jane Martin. 17 Dec 2012 Staff survey The Commission for Local Administration has today published the outcome of the Local Government Ombudsman's (LGO) recent staff survey exercise. 06 Dec 2012 Buckinghamshire CC criticised over insufficient education for boy with special needs Buckinghamshire County Council did not provide enough education for a boy with special needs for over a year finds Local Government Ombudsman, Anne Seex. 05 Dec 2012 Newham Council’s treatment of homelessness applicant criticised There were flaws in the way the London Borough of Newham responded when a woman with a young son approached it for help with housing, finds Local Government Ombudsman, Dr Jane Martin.