Monthly News March 2012 30 Mar 2012 Dudley Council criticised for delay over noise and smell nuisance Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council delayed unreasonably in dealing with noise and smell nuisance from a foundry, finds Local Government Ombudsman, Dr Jane Martin. 23 Mar 2012 London Oratory School criticised over admission appeal There were flaws in the way an independent appeal panel of the London Oratory School, Fulham acted, says Local Government Ombudsman, Dr Jane Martin. 20 Mar 2012 Ombudsman criticises Grammar School over refusal to remedy injustice Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School has refused to remedy injustice caused by serious flaws in the conduct of its admission appeals as found by the Local Government Ombudsman, Anne Seex. 16 Mar 2012 Adult social care complaint unresolved? Go to the Ombudsman The Ombudsmen want people to know they can use the LGO service if they have an unresolved complaint about adult social care. 16 Mar 2012 Homeless family let down by Newham Council A homeless family with two young children had to spend a night in a car because the London Borough of Newham wrongly refused them temporary accommodation. 08 Mar 2012 “Incompetence and neglect” led to noise and smell nuisance from intensive cattle-rearing buildings Council officers wrongly granted planning permission three times for cattle-rearing buildings in a village, causing years of noise and smell nuisance to residents.