Reported via mobile in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 21:01, Tuesday 6 July 2021
Sent to Royal Borough of Greenwich less than a minute later
Works are still being carried out on the public footpath on Riverdale Road. Please rectify this.
THE CLEAN NEIGHBOURHOODS AND ENVIRONMENT ACT 2005 (“the Act”)
1. ABANDONED AND NUISANCE VEHICLES (SECTIONS 3 - 9) BACKGROUND Local authorities have a duty to remove abandoned vehicles under the Refuse Disposal Amenity Act 1978 and this duty remains. However, the Act amends the 1978 Act creating new powers for local authority authorised officers to issue fixed penalty notices in respect of abandoned vehicles. It also helps speed up the process of disposing of abandoned vehicles. The Act creates two new nuisance-parking offences, and allows authorities to issue fixed penalty notices for these offences. NUISANCE PARKING 1. Offences These offences are aimed at businesses that use the public road as a 'showroom' and people who use the road as a 'workshop'. • Section 3 of the Act makes it an offence for a person to park motor vehicles on a road or roads, where the vehicles are parked merely in order to be sold. The offence is committed if there are two or more vehicles within 500 metres of each other. The maximum fine on summary conviction is level 4 (currently £2,500) on the standard scale; • Section 4 makes it an offence to carry out "restricted works" to vehicles on a road. "Restricted Works" covers repair, maintenance, servicing, improving or the dismantling of a motor vehicle or any part or accessory. The maximum fine is level 4 on the standard scale on summary conviction. 2. Powers • Section 6 of the Act enables authorised officers to issue a fixed penalty notice for offences under section 3 (exposing vehicles for sale) and section 4 (repairing a vehicle on the road); • Section 7 provides an authorised officer with the power to require the name and address of an offender if the officer proposes to give him a penalty notice. 3. Fixed Penalties • Section 6 also provides that the fixed penalty is £100, although the Secretary of State can alter that amount and an authority can accept a lesser amount; • Section 8 governs the use of fixed penalty receipts which must be used for specified purposes.
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