Abandoned vehicles are an environmental hazard, represent a danger to the public (especially children), create a magnet for crime and blight our communities.
Abandoned vehicles create problems not only for councils but also for the police and the fire service.
Burnt out vehicles are also carcinogenic and hazardous to health.
Many vehicles which are reported as abandoned to us may be:
To identify an abandoned vehicle check for the following things:
Abandoning a vehicle within the Wyre Forest area now carries a £200.00 Fixed Penalty Notice.
If a vehicle is not abandoned but has no up-to-date tax we will remove the vehicle to a pound for safe keeping for seven days. The owner will be contacted by the authority. If nothing is heard within the seven day waiting time the vehicle will be destroyed under the Refuse Amenity Act 1978.