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Re: Ombudsman Decision re Sheffield: reference number: 17 004 913

Subject: Re: Ombudsman Decision re Sheffield: reference number: 17 004 913
From: Paul Barton
Date: Oct 15 2020 08:50:13
Hi Jon,

I for one am very pleased to see that the LGO have issued this decision and 
recommendation.  It shows that many of the residents of Sheffield that poured 
their efforts in to trying to hold the council and their contractor 
accountable for the way they went about the street tree management program 
were in fact correct, and justified in their position.

I have yet to see the ‘public apology’ made by the council.  They have 
admitted that they got things wrong, but, as often the case, appear to have 
stopped short of actually saying sorry.

Kind regards,

Paul Barton
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On 15 Oct 2020, 09:17 +0100, Jon Heuch <jh@xxxxxxxx.co.uk>, wrote:
Where has every one gone?



Cyber self-distancing?

Moved onto Instagram & LinkedIn?

Just given up?



This Ombudsman decision looks as if it is about a month old...provides a
degree of transparency..& requests Sheffield Council "provides a public
unreserved apology accepting the findings of this

investigation which draw attention to general failings in the implementation
of its 'Streets Ahead' policy."



Any one seen it yet?



https://www.lgo.org.uk/decisions/transport-and-highways/highway-repair-and-m
aintenance/17-004-913



I suppose they have given up on the 5am tree removal practice now?





Jon






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