It has now been over four months that the abandoned Blue Ford Focus has darkened our streets..
After many calls and emails with the local council and local police we are no closer to moving this car! Yet, somebody from the council as been out and moved the yellow sticker in recent days. What a waste of time and money.
They have done this because the police state that it is not an abandoned vehicle.
The vehicle excise Act 1994 states that an offence exists if the EXCISE LICENCE MUST BE FIXED TO AND EXHIBITED ON THE VEHICLE IN A MANNER PRESCRIBED BY THE REGULATIONS AND MUST BE CLEARLY VISIBLE FROM THE NEARSIDE OF THE ROAD.
This car is tax but the tax disc is not visible. Unfortunatley this is only a fixed penalty, with a fine of £100.
The police have the power to immediately remove any vehicle that is left abandoned in breach of local traffic regulation orders. They can also remove a vehicle that is causing an obstruction or is likely to cause a danger.
Looks like we are stuck with it for a few more months.
This is the low level of anti-social behaviour that we all hear about. Its not the end of the world but its bloody frustrating!
Its time for some good old direct action!!!