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Abandoned van

Koconsulting
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Hi. There’s an abandoned virgin media van with 2 flat tyres on my road. How can I get it removed? Number plate is YT17 SWJ

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goslow
Alessandro Volta

Report to your local council for removal

https://www.gov.uk/report-abandoned-vehicle

Molly_T
Forum Team
Forum Team

Hi Koconsulting 👋 Welcome to the community!

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. 
I'm just going to pop you over a PM so we can confirm the location of the van and get this raised internally for you. You can find the PM in the top right corner of the page in your Inbox. 📩 We can then return to this public thread with another update when possible. Thank you for your patience in the meantime!

Wishing you all the best. 🌞

Molly

Hi All, 

Just returning to this public thread to keep it updated!

Thanks to Koconsulting for PMing with me 📩 we were able to get the information needed to raise this with the team. 

Thank you for your patience whilst we get this sorted! 
Wishing you all the best. 🌞

Molly

It’s still there. Is there a timeline for getting it removed? It’s been there months. 

Hi @Koconsulting, we're sorry to hear this.

We've raised this with the team again and have requested that it's sorted out as soon as possible.

Regards,
Daniel


@Koconsulting wrote:

It’s still there. Is there a timeline for getting it removed? It’s been there months. 


Have you spoken to your local council about getting it removed?

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/abandoned-vehicles-council-responsibilities

Your description fits two of the criteria for it being 'abandoned'.

Roger_Gooner
Alessandro Volta

Why would a council remove this vehicle which still has valid MOT and tax (unless it's badly parked).

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Did you read the link? 'Getting it removed' does not necessarily mean getting it removed by the council.

Roger_Gooner
Alessandro Volta

It was you who suggested (twice) reporting the van to the council for removal (which it is legally bound to do in the right circumstances), but are now rowing back on it when I pointed out that both its MOT and tax are up-to-date.

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