Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Eric Pickles hasn't got a clue what powers the LGO has

In an article about councils charging for using their local tip

"Communities Secretary Eric Pickles condemned the charges and warned that the result will be increased fly-tipping and high costs for clearing up the mess it causes.

‘I have grave concerns over the legality of this move, which runs contrary to the intentions of Parliament. I urge local residents in Somerset to report their councils to the District Auditor or the Local Government Ombudsman who have powers to block these charges.’"

My comment: Oh no they don't Eric, and if you, the man in charge of the DCLG, the government department which recruits Local Government Ombudsmen, doesn't know they have no powers to force a council to do anything, something is seriously wrong. 

Read the full story from the source Mail On-Line

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