Abandoned, Nuisance and Untaxed Vehicles
Telephone Hartlepool Connect on 01429 523333 to report an abandoned or untaxed vehicle. Alternatively, complete our online form.
Abandoned vehicles have been a problem countrywide since the 1960's and the situation has got progressively worse, particularly over the last five years, contributing significantly towards the decline of the environment.
Hartlepool Borough Council addresses this problem by removing abandoned and nuisance vehicles under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005. Under devolved powers from the D.V.L.A. (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency), untaxed vehicles are instantly removed from the highway. Such vehicles are often used in crime, and are the target of arsonists. Each year the Council removes many abandoned and nuisance vehicles from the streets of Hartlepool in an attempt to reduce levels of crime and anti-social behaviour.
Vehicle Amnesty Scheme
The Council runs a Vehicle Amnesty Scheme, which is intended to encourage people to surrender old cars that are rusting away in gardens and on driveways; these quickly become eyesores and are often the subject of arson attacks. The Council will safely dispose of these vehicles free of charge.
The combined effect of these initiatves has resulted in a significant drop in both vehicle arson and vehicle-related crime. The Environmental Enforcement Team has now acquired a mobile ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) vehicle, which will enable even greater efficiency in identifying and removing abandoned and nuisance vehicles from the streets of Hartlepool.
For more information about the Vehicle Amnesty Scheme please contact Hartlepool Connect on 01429 523333.
Telephone: 01429 266522