New advice for abandoned cars found in Bourne and the Deepin

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People in Bourne and the Deepings are being given advice on how to deal with abandoned cars in the area.

In an effort to keep the area as one of the most desirable places to live in Britain, South Kesteven District Council has advised people to contact its environmental health team for it to be taken away if the owner fails to claim it within five working days.

Abandoned vehicles can be an eyesore and, where possible, we will always pursue those found to have illegally left the vehicle with prosecution.

Mark Jones, South Kesteven District Council’s business manager for neighbourhoods,

Mark Jones, the district council’s business manager for neighbourhoods, said: “Abandoned vehicles can be an eyesore and we work with the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) to quickly identify the owner responsible.

“Removing abandoned vehicles has a large cost implication to us and whilst numbers of vehicles are relatively low in South Kesteven, where possible we will always pursue those found to have illegally left the vehicle with prosecution.

“If you suspect a vehicle is abandoned on land you own, you should check its owner details with the DVLA so that you can contact the owner.”

Anyone can check if a vehicle is taxed or has a valid MOT by visiting https://www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-tax and entering the vehicle’s model and registration plate.

If the website states no tax or MOT is in place, call the DVLA on 0300 790 6802 or the council’s Environmental Health team on 01476 406080 or email ehs@southkesteven.gov.uk