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Jerry White

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Jerry White

Patricia Thomas

Tony Redmond

 

PEVERSE DECISION MAKING = PERVERTED = PERVERTS

 

Many people with good cause to complain make the mistake of complaining to the LGO, without realising the Ombudsman's role may be to stifle serious complaint, or slow responses sufficiently to cause a potential litigant to lose his window of opportunity for Judicial Review, etc.  Obviously, litigation is always the last resort.  However, with an estimated 24,000 serious criminal offences committed each year by planning officers, it is pointless making a complaint to the Ombudsman where he is unlikely to be able to award significant damages to justify the effort in putting your complaint, where it is most often the case that the same amount of effort would suffice for a successful and substantial claim.  

Don't forget, you may qualify for Legal Assistance and there is a strict 3 month time limit in which to lodge an application for leave for a Judicial review.   This Labour Government is aware of the situation, but refuses to take action for fear the country will be swamped with claims against local authorities.  We say that is not our problem!  We say justice should be served whatever the cost to local authority - in the interests of the citizen.  We also say the Government should act promptly as a damage limitation exercise.    Whatever you decide in your complaint about the planning system, please help us to lobby Parliament for Lord Nolan proposed statutory additions by registering online.

 

THE LAW AS IT STANDS PROTECTS CORRUPT PLANNING OFFICERS AND ALLOWS THEM TO EVADE PROSECUTION FOR WRONGDOING - IF YOU AGREE A CHANGE IN THE LAW IS NECESSARY VOTE FOR IT ON OUR PROPOSED LEGISLATION PAGE

 

LINKS:        How to complain to the Local Government Ombudsman          Complaint form

 

The complete leaflet ‘Complaint about the council? How to complain to the Local Government Ombudsman’ is available here in .pdf format. To view this file you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader software. It can be downloaded below free of charge.

This leaflet is also available in large print format, in Braille and on cassette tape. Please use the publications order form (see below) to order a copy in one of these formats, or telephone 020 7217 4683.

Click To Download Acrobat Reader   *   Or you can order it by email using the LGO' publications order form.

If you want to visit your council's website, click here for a list of council sites.

If, after reading the leaflet "Complaint about the Council? How to complain to the Local Government Ombudsman", you need further advice before making your complaint or help with completing a complaint form, you should ring the Adviceline, which is open between 9.00am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday, on 0845 602 1983. Alternatively, you can complete and send them a 'request for information' form, but please note that they cannot provide general advice about local government services.

The LGO also have a leaflet called "How the Ombudsman will fudge your complaint" which includes more detailed information. They send this to people who have made a complaint to the Ombudsman. It is also available here in .pdf format.

 

 

This leaflet is also available in large print format, in Braille and on cassette tape. Please telephone 020 7217 4683 to order a copy in any of the available formats.  If you have already used the LGO service and you have a complaint about how they dealt with you, please see their leaflet: "How to complain about the LGO"

 

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Local Government Ombudsman Watch


www.ombudsmanwatch.org

 

Campaigning for the abolition or radical reform of the Local Government
Ombudsman institution, and for a politically and legally accountable
Independent Local Government Complaints Commission free from systemic
maladministration and pro-council bias.

 

IMPORTANT: LGOWatch campaigns to expose widespread Local
Government Ombudsman injustice to complainants, but
unfortunately does not have the resources to become involved in
individual cases against a council or the Ombudsman. Please read
here what LGOWatch can and cannot do.

 

The Councils' Champion - the Local Government
Ombudsman defending and encouraging local
authority maladministration

Public dissatisfaction disaster: their own MORI
polls condemn the Local Government Ombudsman
service

Hiding maladministration: how the Local
Government Ombudsman disguises cases of
council injustice and bad practice

The 'insignificant injustice' trick: the Local
Government Ombudsmen can make a completely
subjective judgement as to how much suffering is
worth worrying about

Tax funding for injustice: LGOWatch exposes
what citizens pay the Local Government  
Ombudsman to defend local authority bad practice

The judicial review joke: no justice for the poor,
and even bad prospects of justice for the rich
from the Local Government Ombudsman

Human rights: maladministration and injustice
with impunity from the Local Government
Ombudsman

Human misery: the appalling effects of local
authority maladministration and Local
Government Ombudsman bias.

 

LGO DIRTY TRICKS - FINDINGS

 

 

PETITION TO ABOLISH THE LGO 2007

 

If you'd like to tell your friends about this petition, its permanent web address is: http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/lgowatchers/

 

 

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to implement Sir Geoffrey Chipperfield's 1995 recommendations and abolish Local Government Ombudsmen.

 

Submitted by Pauline Nunn – Deadline to sign up by: 10 October 2007 – Signatures: 84

 

Current signatories

 

Pauline Nunn, the Petition Creator, joined by (as of April 2007):

  • Amy Hunter

  • Dr Tony Ashton

  • Paul Davies

  • A Johnson

  • David Sneath

  • Trevor R Nunn

  • Gary Powell

  • Ray Pearson

  • charlotte

  • Rita Grootendorst

  • James Dey

  • Stuart HARDWICKE CARRUTHERS

  • Lawrence Johnston

  • Sean Cassidy

  • Marie Broderick

  • Roger Lawson

  • Ann Jones

  • Christine Dignan

  • Jad Adams

  • Chris Wesley

  • john mckenna

  • Tony Carpenter

  • Victoria Jones

  • John Murphy

  • Howard Jones

  • Peter J Harry

  • Steve Hardcastle

  • Glyn Annell

  • Tracy Morgan

  • martin h dix

  • Carol Woods

  • anita m.jennings

  • Roseanne Kay

  • Thomas Kempster

  • John Bond

  • Paul Abraham

  • Denis Tither

  • Hamilton Brome

  • Dr Keith Tayler

  • James Hinds

  • Trevor Fairminer

  • Patricia Gravell

  • John W. Burley

  • wendy williams

  • Bernard Bowshall

  • Audrey Martin

  • Malcolm Debono

  • Theresa Ezekpo

  • Eric Krieger

  • Caswell Andrew

  • John Lewis

  • Elaine Kempster

  • Clive Mowforth

  • John Gardner

  • Gillian Hinds

  • Frances Hinds

  • david Hinds

  • John McLean

  • Martin Humphrey

  • Peter Turtill

  • Judith Ann Turtill

  • Charles Lacaille

  • Dawn Sinclair

  • Peter Ellis

  • Jane CARRUTHERS

  • Thomas Hale

  • Michael Jenkins

  • Monica Waud

  • Henry Hardwicke Carruthers

  • Alice Hardwicke Carruthers

  • Ronald T Dodson

  • Brian James Cairney

  • John Weston

  • Matilda Hardwicke Carruthers

  • Martin Brighton

  • Stephen Sproson

  • Tony Hider

  • Anita Ashley

  • S.G. O'Gorman

  • Aileen Crosbie

  • JOE STIRLING

  • Jackie Beckett

  • William Robertson

  • Nelson Kruschandl

 

More details from petition creator

 

Sir Geoffrey Chipperfield recommended abolition of the LGO because they were an unnecessary institution whose work could best be carried out by other bodies. His report was subverted by the interference of the then LGO and its allies. Since then the LGO has demonstrably failed to improve the system, and continues to exclude the public interest from their remit. Irrefutable evidence of its dishonesty and bias has been gathered by LGOWatch since 2003. 

 

The LGO is counter-productive to effective management in local government and a blight on the human rights of citizens looking to this publicly funded institution to act in good faith. On the rare occasions when it is found, the intervention of the LGO tends to entrench maladministration rather than put a stop to it. The continuance of this office is not in the public interest.

 

 


 

 

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