Comments, compliments and complaints
Our aim is to provide quality services. We value your comments about the way things are being done or how you would like to see them done and, of course, it is nice to know when we get it right too.
You can let us know what you think of our services in a number of ways:
If you have a complaint
Hopefully you will never have cause to complain but occasionally things can go wrong. When they do, we want to know so that we can put it right as soon as possible. To help us resolve any problems, we have a procedure which ensures all complaints are dealt with fairly and thoroughly.
Most problems can be settled quickly and simply by talking to the appropriate member of staff. Should you feel your problem has not been given proper consideration then you may wish to make an official complaint.
Please note our complaints procedure does not cover the following:
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We will acknowledge your complaint within 48 hours of receipt. In the normal course of events, you will receive a full response within 10 working days. If we are unable to answer your complaint within that time we will let you know when a full response will be available.
If you still feel your complaint has not been dealt with satisfactorily then you can ask a strategic director to review this matter.
Ultimately you have the right to refer your complaint to the Local Government Ombudsman, who investigates complaints against local authorities. Leaflets offering advice on how to complain to the Ombudsman are available from all Council offices, or you may visit the Ombudsman's website. Of course, we hope that we can deal with your complaint satisfactorily so that this course of action is not necessary.
More information is available in the comments, complaints or compliments leaflet which you can download or pick up from one of our reception points. Alternatively, contact the Customer Services Manager or call 01993 861000.
The Council welcomes petitions from those who live, work, or study in West Oxfordshire and recognises that petitions are one way in which people can let us know their concerns or the strength of public feeling. For more information please visit our petition scheme webpage.
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