£200 Fixed Penalty Paid for Abandoning Vehicle in Dronfield

A resident who moved out the district, abandoning their vehicle by the roadside in Dronfield has paid a £200 Fixed Penalty notice.

The North East Derbyshire District Environmental Health and Enforcement Team investigated this vehicle in January 2023 after receiving a report from a member of the public. The vehicle was untaxed, hadn’t moved in several months and was preventing road works in the area.

A legal notice was served on the vehicle requiring its removal, and the registered keeper written to, but they failed to comply.

The vehicle was subsequently removed by the Council and the registered keeper was issued with a £200 fixed penalty notice for the offence, which has been paid.

North East Derbyshire District Council Leader Councillor Alex Dale said, “Our Environmental Health and Enforcement team are ready to take action where necessary and we encourage all members of the public to be vigilant and report any vehicle they see that they believe to be abandoned.”

Unwanted vehicles can be disposed for free, through an authorised treatment facility (ATF). Further details can be found on the Gov.uk website. There are also charity schemes which allow people to turn an old vehicle into the maximum donation to a cause of their choice.

You can visit the abandoned vehicles webpage for more information.

Abandoned Car