The Council operates a service for the reporting of vehicles that may have been abandoned on the highway or publicly accessible land.
To report an abandoned vehicle please complete the online form
It is a motorised vehicle that is intended or adapted for use on the road and includes any trailer chassis or body that can be attached to a vehicle, that the owner has left with no intention of returning to it.
The council will investigate an alleged abandoned vehicle if it has the following characteristics:
The authority has the powers to deal with any vehicle in the open air, however on private land permission has to be sought from the landowner before it can be removed.
If a vehicle is causing an obstruction or in a dangerous position on the highway, burnt out or is thought to have been involved in crime please report it to the Police.
Vehicles should not be reported as abandoned to resolve a neighbourhood dispute.
Please contact us on 01785 619401 with the following details:
An officer from the council will then investigate the matter and determine whether the vehicle has been abandoned and deal with it accordingly.
This depends on the circumstances and status of the vehicle. However for guidance;