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Abandoned Vehicles & Parking

Vehicles identified as abandoned by estate staff and our Neighbourhood Team colleagues are reported to Highways who will visit the vehicle concerned and place a 'sticker' Notification on the vehicle.  The notice gives 7 days for owners to claim the vehicle before it is removed by the Council's Highway Section.  Dangerous vehicles are removed within 24 hours.

The number of vehicles reported has fallen considerably from 934 in 2000/01 to 44 in 2010/11 (shown below). 

The substantial decline in the incidence of vehicle abandonment is thought to be due to the effects of steel market price rises over recent years having a significant affect on people’s propensity to dispose of redundant vehicles for scrap as it attracts a positive value. The tightening of VOSA regulations has also ensured vehicle owners dispose of their vehicles properly by declaring SORN to avoid facing a penalty.

 
 

Detailed below are some facts and figures about abandoned vehicles found on your estates.

 

2003/04

2004/05

2005/06

2006/07

2007/08

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2012/13

Total no. of vehicles reported

482

295

268

181

163

143

133

44

68

Total no of vehicles removed

191

108

66

48

37

23

15

4

6

Vehicles removed as % of reported

40%

36%

24%

18%

23%

16%

11.2%

9%

8.8%

No. of vehicles reported from Roundshaw

59

45

37

4

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Average cost per vehicle reported

£31.57

£30.02

£28.43

£38.20

£40.18

£30.07

£29.32

£28.18

£14.11

Total removal cost

£15,220

£8,858

£7,621

£6,916

£6,550

£4,300

£3,900

£1,240

£960

 
Last Updated: Tuesday 19 November 2013