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Van has expired MOT is declared SORN on a public road.

Reported via mobile in the Abandoned vehicles category anonymously at 15:13, Saturday 10 September 2022

Sent to Royal Borough of Greenwich less than a minute later

The van has been parked on the street for a number of years, and hasn’t been moved. It’s also SORN on a public road, and has an expired MOT.

It’s becoming very difficult to park in the area, with numerous neighbours being forced to park in bays that are not designated and accruing penalty notices which is costly. Given the state of the economy at the moment, with the cost of living at an all time rise it’s very unfair. The van also has an expired parking permit that haven’t been in use for 4 years, it’s criminal how this has been able to continue for so long.

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  • Please accept this response as acknowledgement that it has been received. All enquiries relating to abandoned/untaxed vehicles will be investigated fully. The Local Authority can take Enforcement action on a vehicle parked on a public road if its tax has expired for more than 2 calendar months and 1 day. The Local Authority has no powers to remove vehicles with no insurance or MOT, this is a Police matter and can be reported to https://www.police.uk/ pu/ contact-the-police/ . If the land on which the abandoned vehicle is located is occupied, the local authority must give the occupier a minimum of 7 days and if on private land 15 days’ notice is required to confirm that they propose to remove the vehicle. The local authority is not entitled to remove the vehicle if the occupier objects to the proposal.

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 15:13, Saturday 10 September 2022

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