LG Act 1974 Part III Section 32(3) notices

Trevor R Nunn made this Freedom of Information request to South Norfolk District Council

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Over the last five years

(1) How many Local Government Act Part III Section 32(3) notices
has your council served on a Local Government Ombudsman.

(3) How many times has the Ombudsman concerned found the council
guilty of maladministration for misusing a Section 32(3) notice.

Yours faithfully,

Trevor R Nunn

Right2Know, South Norfolk District Council

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Right2Know, South Norfolk District Council

Dear Mr Nunn

I refer to your Freedom of Information request to which I am now in a
position to respond. I have reproduced your request below along with my
answers for ease of reference.

(1) How many Local Government Act Part III Section 32(3) notices
has your council served on a Local Government Ombudsman.
No record of this is kept, therefore, under section 1(1)(a) of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000, I am advising you that the Council does
hold the information you have requested. So far as the Council is aware
the Council has not served any such notices

(3) How many times has the Ombudsman concerned found the council
guilty of maladministration for misusing a Section 32(3) notice.
In view of the answer to (1) above, this question is not applicable.

By way of additional information the Ombudsman has not found the Council
guilty of maladministration in the last 20 years.

I hope this is of assistance and is sufficient to meet your
requirements, but if, for whatever reason you wish to get back to me,
please feel free to do so. In particular if you are unhappy with the
information provided or how your request was handled please let me know
and I will explain how you can make a complaint to the Council.

Please quote FOI 09-256 in any further correspondence concerning this
request.

Regards

Emma Nangle
Information Rights Officer
South Norfolk Council
Long Stratton Norwich
NR15 2XE
tel: 01508 533747
email: [South Norfolk District Council request email]
website: www.south-norfolk.gov.uk

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Stuart Hardwicke CARRUTHERS left an annotation ()

This Council has on numerous occassions supplied false documents to the LGO.. and in each instance the LGO has discontinued their investigations. This is fully documented.

In 1999 the LGo issued a finding that the council had probably committed maladministration but did not produce a report.

Trevor R Nunn left an annotation ()

A full picture is slowly building up of the relationship between the LGO and councils. Here is another recent annotation regarding another council.

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/lg...

Stuart Hardwicke CARRUTHERS left an annotation ()

This Council is different.. (but probably not that different to others). The Officers when caught simply seek to exclude you from the complaints process..

The Council regularly supply false information to the LGO (about five examples) and on each occasion the LGO discontinues their investigation. The Council members then refuse to engage their complaints process, and take action against the staff.

The end result is that they do round about what they want... it resulted in a complete overturn of political of the Council at the last local election.. and the new members are now in exactly the same situation..