Removal of abandoned vehicles
You can report an abandoned vehicle online, by clicking on the link below:
Alternatively, reports can also be made by calling 01256 844844 with as much information as possible about the make of vehicle, registration number, exact location and your name and address.
The vehicle is inspected, a checklist completed and photographs taken to determine if the vehicle has been abandoned.
If, in the opinion of the council, the vehicle is abandoned, attempts are made to contact the keeper to determine if the vehicle is genuinely abandoned (a number of reports are in fact parking disputes rather than abandoned vehicles). This gives the owner an opportunity to claim/remove the vehicle. If there is no response then a notice is served.
Once the notice period has passed the vehicle will be removed and disposed of if it has not been claimed. The prescribed costs are passed to the registered keeper – there are separate charges for removal of a vehicle, storage of a vehicle and its destruction.