I have just been informed that the Ombudsmen is close to producing a provisional decision on my 2001 complaints. That means that a final decision will not be far behind. As soon as I have the final decision I will be able to complete my story and publish the full facts.
However, my provisional view is that my premonition was correct because the ombudsman appears to be trying to stuff me for the benefit of the council.
Whilst you wait for my final explosive update about the Local Government Ombudsman why not read what one of my relatives has had to endure.
I still find it difficult to accept that the ombudsman can reach a provisional decision when I haven't yet seen the evidence they are going to rely on let alone been given the opportunity to controvert it. I think that proves the ombudsman is not interested in the the rules of law and the concept of natural justice.
How an earth can an ombudsman's assert they're impartial whilst refusing to show one party to the argument the evidence they are going to rely on when reaching their decision. I appreciate I may eventually be able to see the evidence but it's a bit late after they have taken a provisional decision and had the view coloured by evidence which may well be flawed.