Abandoned vehicles and shopping trolleys

Report an abandoned vehicle or shopping trolley

Abandoned vehicles
Abandoned vehicles are those that are:          

  • Untaxed
  • Stationary for a significant amount of time
  • Significantly damaged
  • Run down or un-roadworthy
  • Burnt out

If the vehicle is parked in an unsafe or illegal manner and/or causing an obstruction please inform the Police. You can report an untaxed vehicle that you’ve seen on a public road anonymously to DVLA 

If the vehicle is found to be abandoned, a notice will be issued notifying the owner that they have either 24 hours, seven, or 14 days to remove the vehicle depending on its state and location. 

Abandoned vehicles on private property are the responsibility of the landowner who will need to make their own arrangements for their removal at their own expense.

Abandoned  shopping trolleys
We’ve agreed with all major supermarkets in our Borough that any reported abandoned shopping trolleys will be removed from the highway within two working days.