Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Radio Ga Ga
During the Radio 4 You and Yours programme today Anne Seex York LGO states that it is rare for a council to ignore an Ombudsman. Whilst that may be true for her colleagues it isn't true for herself, Trafford, Tynedale and Sefton (twice) have all decided that they have no confidence in her recommendations. When you take into account she only produces about 20 reports in any given 12 month period it would appear quite common for a council to ignore her. Mind you the majority of complainants never had any faith in the LGO in the first place so I suppose we can't blame local authorities when they start to agree with us.