Abandoned vehicle reports are increasing. If you abandon a vehicle you could receive a fixed penalty of £200 or face prosecution. Remember, unless your car is a complete wreck, it might still be worth something, so you should consider scrapping it or donate it to charity.
To report an abandoned vehicle, visit our Do it Online pages. Please ensure you do not report a vehicle that is not abandoned as it takes up valuable time to investigate.
Where a vehicle's causing an obstruction, or is dangerously parked, you should call the police on 101.
If it is in relation to a parking offence then you should report it to Derbyshire District Council.
To report a vehicle that is untaxed or uninsured, please contact the DVLA.
There is strict criteria that a vehicle must meet in order for us to consider it as abandoned. If a vehicle meets the criteria and does appear to be abandoned we will work with the DVLA to identify the owner. We may serve a notice giving the owner between 24 hours and 7 days to remove it (depending on the condition of the vehicle). If a vehicle is assessed as being in a dangerous condition i.e burnt out or a wreck, it will be removed immediately.”
You can report a dead animal using the Do it Online button on this page.
Our street cleansing team will collect dead animals from the highways and footpaths throughout the District. All livestock carcases must be disposed of at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) approved premises.
If you are a dog owner, some of the responsibilities you should adhere to are:
- Carry a means to clear up mess after your dog. Poop bags are available free from Council Offices.
- Dispose of the waste correctly.
- Never let your dog out in public on its own.
From October 2011, the water and sewerage companies (see below) became responsible for the private sewers and lateral drains. There are some exceptions, so it's best to check with your water company if you are at all unsure.
In much of North East Derbyshire the company responsible for the public sewers is Yorkshire Water, but to the south of Clay Cross they are the responsibility of Severn Trent Water. Their websites show diagrams and explanations of who is responsible for different parts of the sewer system.
The grates that you see at the kerbside are gullies and are used to take surface water off the roads. We are responsible for clearing the gullies to avoid flooding.
The landlord or owner of the property is responsible for private drains and sewers that serve it. Rykneld homes tenants can find out more details on the Rykneld Homes website.