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Non Motor Vehichles Towed

Requested on
Mon 24th June, 2013
Reference
FOI 3115
Resolution
Information provided

Question

I would be very grateful if you could provide me with the following information:

1. How many complaints have been received in relation to non-motor vehicles parked on the public highway.

2. For each complaint:

a. Brief detail of the complaint and
b. What action was taken by the Local Authority, this should include:
i. The reason for the action (i.e. abandoned, obstruction, contrary to restrictions, clearer streets, following complains for x, etc.)
ii. The basis, legal or otherwise, that enables the local authority to enforce the removal and / or destruction, etc of non motor vehicles.

3. A copy of the council’s policy regarding the storage, enforcement, removal of non motor vehicles (on / from the public highway).

4. Any other information that relates to the authority’s activities in this area, including but not limited to: council / committee minutes, internal meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, etc.

Answer

1.       How many complaints have been received in relation to non-motor vehicles parked on the public highway.  Over the last 3 years, we have had 3 reports of caravans that were abandoned but were NOT parked. We have not dealt with or removed any non motor vehicles that have been parked on a public highway.

2.       For each complaint:
a.       Brief detail of the complaint and
b.      What action was taken by the Local Authority, this should include:
All 3 complaints were that the caravans had been abandoned. The caravans were completely wrecked and one contained over a 100 tyres.
They were removed under the Refuse Disposal Amenity Act 1978

3.       A copy of the council’s policy regarding the storage, enforcement, removal of non motor vehicles (on / from the public highway).  The council does not hold a policy in this regard. Removal and storage of both motor and non motor vehicles is managed by the Highways Authority - Leicestershire County Council. 

4.       Any other information that relates to the authority’s activities in this area, including but not limited to: council / committee minutes, internal meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, etc. N/A

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