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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: Bill Anderson
Date: Oct 15 2020 17:10:46
I've just opened the local weekly newspaper, the Ombudsman story is front
page with a double page spread inside. So it has at last reached a wider
audience.

On Thu, 15 Oct 2020 at 09:59, Bill Anderson <anderson.arb.original@xxxxxx.com>
wrote:

I tried to make a complaint to the LGO earlier this year, they weren't
accepting any new ones. Clearly they were too busy dealing with this one.
So well done to Mr G for actually getting the LGO to do something.

Bill.

On Thu, 15 Oct 2020 at 09:50, Paul Barton <paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxx.co.uk> wrote:

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,

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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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