Trees


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Derby City Council (16 017 685)

    Statement Not upheld Trees 09-Jun-2017

    Summary: There is no fault in the way the Council reached a decision not to remove two trees neighbouring Mr X's property.

  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council (16 018 638)

    Statement Not upheld Trees 07-Jun-2017

    Summary: There was no fault in the way the Council dealt with Mr X's complaint about trees or in the way it responded to his communications about that complaint.

  • London Borough of Harrow (17 002 758)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Trees 06-Jun-2017

    Summary: Mrs X complained about the Council's failure to accept liability for damage to her property caused by tree roots. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint. Mrs X has made a claim against the Council which is being handled by its insurers. If the Council does not accept liability it is reasonable for Mrs X to seek a remedy in the small claims court.

  • Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council (17 002 751)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Trees 06-Jun-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr X's complaint about the Council's failure to compensate him for damage to his van as it would be reasonable for Mr X to take the matter to court.

  • Hampshire County Council (16 002 806)

    Statement Not upheld Trees 05-Jun-2017

    Summary: There is no fault in the way the Council decided not to fell a tree outside Mrs X's property.

  • Salford City Council (17 001 060)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Trees 31-May-2017

    Summary:The complaint

    The complainant, who I refer to here as Mr C, has complained the Council has not maintained vegetation on a strip of ground next to a property he owns.

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    The Ombudsman's role and powers

    We investigate complaints about 'maladministration' and 'service failure'

  • Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council (16 018 468)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Trees 24-May-2017

    Summary: Mr N complains the Council will not cut back trees and undergrowth that he says affects his property. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint as he has not seen enough evidence of fault in the Council's actions.

  • Medway Council (17 001 641)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Trees 19-May-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman cannot investigate Mr A's complaint about the Council's decision to prosecute him for allowing the felling of trees protected by a Tree Preservation Order. The law prevents him from investigating the start of court action or what happens in court.

  • North Lincolnshire Council (17 001 168)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Trees 18-May-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr B's complaint that the Council has refused to reduce the height of very tall trees near his home. It is unlikely the Ombudsman would find fault by the Council which caused it to reach a decision it would not otherwise have reached.

  • South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council (17 000 806)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Trees 11-May-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint that the Council acted unreasonably and failed to provide a service to the complainant. This is because there is insufficient evidence of fault by the Council.

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