We at Hart District Council hope that you will be happy with all the services you receive from us. Most of the time we get it right and we’d love to hear from you when we do. We are also only human and occasionally we get things wrong. You can provide us with feedback by filling in our online customer feedback form.
If we have got things wrong or you feel that our services are generally not up to scratch then let us know - we will do all we can to investigate and solve problems as quickly as possible. The best thing to do is to either phone or email the team to see if you can get things sorted. You can find information on our response times in our customer care standards. Hopefully, this means we can get things put right quickly and without fuss. If you do feel you need to make a formal complaint. Please have a look at the complaints policy and see the next steps below:
- Talk directly to the Officer concerned. We aim to resolve everything at this stage.
- If you are still unhappy you can contact us, please make sure you tell us that you have already spoken to an officer about this.
- If after the two steps above you still feel the issue is not resolved, make your complaint in writing to the Chief Executive. This is the final stage of the Council's internal complaints procedure.
At stages 1 to 3 your complaint should be acknowledged within 1 working day and responded to within 10 working days. If more than 30 days goes by between the above stages without us hearing from you, we will assume the matter has been dealt with satisfactorily and the complaint will be closed. If you are still not satisfied with the answers and you feel that there has been maladministration by the Council, please follow the guidance within the complaints policy and contact the Local Government Ombudsman. Please also note our policy in regards to dealing with unacceptable complaints and behaviour.
If you wish to make a complaint against a Councillor please take a look at the information and advice on this first.
The Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) looks at complaints about councils and some other authorities and organisations. For more information, please visit the LGO website.