Monthly News November 2012 28 Nov 2012 LGO highlights problems in bailiff action on behalf of councils Councils have to take responsibility for their bailiffs’ actions, and ensure complaints are handled properly, according to the Local Government Ombudsman. 23 Nov 2012 Ombudsman criticises Bristol City Council over illuminated sign Bristol City Council granted planning permission for an illuminated sign without notifying a woman living nearby or considering the effect on her residential amenity, finds Local Government Ombudsman, Dr Jane Martin. 22 Nov 2012 Croydon Council’s failure caused two children to miss six months’ education London Borough of Croydon failed to provide education for two children for more than six months, finds Local Government Ombudsman, Dr Jane Martin. 16 Nov 2012 Isle of Wight Council criticised for withdrawing support for child with mental health difficulties Isle of Wight Council wrongly withdrew social services support from a child in need, leading to cancellation of a residential school placement, finds Local Government Ombudsman, Dr Jane Martin. 06 Nov 2012 Ombudsman criticises Newham Council over woman’s tenancy London Borough of Newham delayed almost 18 months in cancelling a temporary tenancy when a tenant moved into permanent council accommodation, finds Local Government Ombudsman, Dr Jane Martin.