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Abandoned car

Reported via mobile in the Abandoned vehicles category by Matthew Tanner at 17:04, Monday 15 February 2021

Sent to Royal Borough of Greenwich less than a minute later

This car has been like this since September last year. The person who owns it doesn’t even live here any more. It is dangerous. It could collapse onto the pavement at any time.

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  • We were unable to determine the tax status for this vehicle; the case is being passed to enforcement. Automatically marked as "in progress" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 15:35, Tuesday 16 February 2021

  • The problem still exists.

    Posted by M Tanner at 08:26, Thursday 25 February 2021

  • Automatically marked as "in progress" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 09:35, Thursday 25 February 2021

  • The car is still here , still in a dangerous condition. It needs to be moved , but it will need a tow truck with a winch as the n/s front suspension leg has collapsed.

    Posted anonymously at 07:57, Tuesday 2 March 2021

  • Automatically marked as "in progress" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 09:35, Tuesday 2 March 2021

  • Hi there, Update on this. Untaxed since 01/01/21 No MOT since 19//02/21 Parked on public highway (no 15 day notice required). Parked on the pavement Obstructing the pavement It’s abandoned- (untaxed, significantly damaged).

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

    It’s crazy how long this has been here.

    Posted anonymously at 23:16, Sunday 7 March 2021

  • Automatically marked as "in progress" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 00:34, Monday 8 March 2021

  • Any update available. Dangerous and meets criteria for council removal.

    Posted anonymously at 21:55, Wednesday 10 March 2021

  • I reported this to Clive Efford MP on Sunday and received the following reply yesterday:-

    Dear Matthew,

    Thank you for your email, I hope you're keeping well. I can confirm that Clive has contacted Greenwich Council on your behalf to request that the vehicle in question be removed.

    As soon as we receive a response, we will contact you again. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to get back in touch if we can be of any other assistance.

    Best wishes, Amy Stokes

    Senior Caseworker for Clive Efford Member of Parliament for Eltham

    Posted by M Tanner at 22:12, Wednesday 10 March 2021

  • Automatically marked as "in progress" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 00:33, Thursday 11 March 2021

  • Friday 12th March Still here Still dangerous Still on the pavement

    Posted anonymously at 14:49, Saturday 13 March 2021

  • A gentleman from Greenwich Council knocked on my door on Thursday and informed me that the car would be gone within 48 hours. As it is the weekend, I suppose we should give them the benefit of the doubt and assume he meant two working days.

    Posted by Matthew F Tanner at 15:14, Saturday 13 March 2021

  • Automatically marked as "in progress" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 15:33, Saturday 13 March 2021

  • There has been movement on this but the car is still there. It has now been clamped and a ticket put on it so maybe it will be removed in a day or two

    Posted by Matthew F Tanner at 17:58, Monday 15 March 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Automatically marked as "in progress" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 18:33, Monday 15 March 2021

  • Despite being told last Thursday (11th) that the car would be moved within 48 hours it is still there. It was clamped and ticketed on Monday and both were gone by Wednesday. My guess is that it won’t be long before it collapses on to the pavement. Let’s just hope no one is walking by when it does.

    Posted by Matthew F Tanner at 17:46, Friday 19 March 2021

  • Hi Greenwich Council.

    This is embarrassing. What is going on with this? Car has been abandoned for MONTHS. Residents should not have to contact MP's and it should not take this long to get it removed.

    So again,

    THIS CAR NEEDS REMOVING BY GREENWICH COUNCIL. It is the councils responsibility (see link below)

    It is: Untaxed since 01/01/21. No MOT since 19/02/21. Parked on public highway (no 15 day notice required). Parked on the pavement. Obstructing the pavement. It’s abandoned. It is significantly damaged.

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

    When can we expect it to be collected?

    Posted anonymously at 18:16, Friday 19 March 2021

  • Automatically marked as "in progress" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 18:33, Friday 19 March 2021

  • Hi Greenwich. So collection next week? What day is best for you? I'm going to come and watch. will be a historic day!

    Let me know! x

    Posted anonymously at 10:46, Saturday 20 March 2021

  • Automatically marked as "in progress" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 12:33, Saturday 20 March 2021

  • The car has gone. Thank you

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Matthew F Tanner at 13:40, Monday 22 March 2021

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