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If a vehicle is causing an obstruction or is parked dangerously you need to report this to the Police on 101 not the Council.
The Council does have the power to order the removal of any vehicle which appears to have been abandoned but this has to fit the criteria below.
This applies to any vehicle which has been abandoned on any open land or part of a highway.
A vehicles can be viewed as being abandoned if at least one of the following applies:
If a vehicle is causing an obstruction or is parked dangerously you need to report this to the Police on 101.
To report an abandoned vehicle complete the report an abandoned vehicle form.
When submitting the form please include:
Failure to comply with a removal notice allows the Council to impound and dispose of the vehicle. The power also applies to vehicles abandoned on private land subject to enquiries being made with the landowner.
Any owner wishing to reclaim the vehicle would be required to pay any expenses incurred in the recovery and storage of the vehicle.
In some circumstances the owners of abandoned vehicles can be issued with a fixed penalty notice or prosecuted in the Magistrates Court.
Our Service Charter gives you detailed information on the services we provide. The Service Charter is available to download from the documents section.
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.