The petition is about to close. When I last looked we had 440 signatures.
When it closes we will have achieved 38th place out of 994 petitions in our group (Government, politics and public administration). In addition we will have achieved 402nd place out of all 8278 petitions on the website.
I would like to thank all those who signed the petition and now hope the Government respond in a positive way.
I don't know of any other group of Ombudsmen in the world that has a fraction of the dissatisfied customers that our own Local Government Ombudsmen have. That in itself should have been ringing alarm bells in Government as long ago as 1995.
Let's hope the petition acts as a wake up call to everyone concerned with public administration and the Government finally do something to end the injustice that we have all had to endure.