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Local Government Ombudsman Case ID 18005464 Decision

Decision Maker: Executive Councillor for Finance and Resources

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To note the Local Government Ombudsman case decision and recommendations and endorse the action taken by officers in response.


Matter for Decision

The LGO upheld a complaint relating to the application of the Council’s Moorings Policy.


Decision of Executive Councillor for Finance and Resources

i.  Noted that LGO had upheld a complaint relating to an unauthorised mooring;

ii.  Noted that the Head of Legal Services as the Council’s Monitoring Officer had an obligation to report the findings to the Council

iii.  Noted that the Committee was satisfied with the action that had been taken (detailed in section 6 of the officer’s report)


Reason for the Decision

As set out in the Officer’s report.


Any Alternative Options Considered and Rejected

Not applicable.


Scrutiny Considerations

The Committee received a report from the Development Manager.


In response to the report Councillors queried what the council had failed to do.


The Development Manager said the following in response to Members’ questions:

  i.  There were delays in the consideration of this case due to the complexity of the issues involved. The Local Government Ombudsman felt the Council did not consider the individual’s circumstances in a timely way.


The Committee unanimously resolved to endorse the recommendations.


The Executive Councillor approved the recommendations.


Conflicts of Interest Declared by the Executive Councillor (and any Dispensations Granted)

No conflicts of interest were declared by the Executive Councillor.



Publication date: 23/01/2020

Date of decision: 07/10/2019