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coreyp Wed 01-Jul-15 20:30:33

Manky car, leaking something, no plates, parked on very wide pavement, so not obstructing but just... annoying. It's on our walking route to school. Been there a week or longer (DH does most the school runs so not sure when the car appeared).

When would I be other than a self-righteous cow to report the Fecker to Constabulary for being illegally parked?

paulapompom Wed 01-Jul-15 20:44:29

It sounds like it could be abandoned. If it is report it asap or it might never move. Otherwise I think a week is long enough.

weeblueberry Wed 01-Jul-15 20:50:30

Is it legal not to have plates on?

DancingHat Wed 01-Jul-15 20:52:31

Hard to report with no plates but you can report it to your local council who will investigate it for you.

MasterchefIwish Wed 01-Jul-15 21:34:10

No plates, sounds stolen and dumped.

hopeful31yrs Wed 01-Jul-15 21:43:54

Argghhh - hate cars on pavements. I have to admit I didn't really see the problem until I had a child and a pushchair and for that I'm really sorry. However, I've had to push my child, in her pushchair, into the road to navigate around cars parked on the pavement containing parents waiting for their OWN children.

Surely the VIN is traceable?

Scholes34 Wed 01-Jul-15 22:00:50

If the petrol cap is missing, it's dangerous and would need to be moved quickly. Just saying . . .

sanfairyanne Wed 01-Jul-15 23:40:05

stolen? might have reg no on the windows. definitely report anyway if no plates

DragonsCanHop Wed 01-Jul-15 23:46:27

Just report it.

Fatmomma99 Wed 01-Jul-15 23:56:46


BabyFeets Thu 02-Jul-15 00:02:06

Report it sounds abandoned

coreyp Thu 02-Jul-15 13:06:00

Cheers much for replies.
I was wrong about one thing, it does have plates (but is a manky thing otherwise).
I will check on the other issues and probably grit my teeth for a week or 2 longer before I crack & report it. It's a ruddy R-reg, probably worth more as scrap than resale value.

DragonWithAGirlTattoo Thu 02-Jul-15 13:37:03

report it now!

DragonWithAGirlTattoo Thu 02-Jul-15 13:37:32

entered too soon

if it hasnt moved for a while, then you might as well report it now

sadwidow28 Thu 02-Jul-15 16:01:58

Don't grit your teeth for another week or so. The Council have to go through a procedure of 'notification' on the wind-screen so it won't be towed straight away.

However, I would phone 101 with the registration number, make and model and say 'it appears to have been abandoned'. They'll do a vehicle check. It may have been reported stolen. (It might look manky to you, but could be someone's only vehicle to get to/from shops - taken by unauthorised people.)

ineedabodytransplant Thu 02-Jul-15 16:55:37

I wouldn't waste your time. Around here the feckers park on the pavement in front of the pub, the butchers and the One Stop. They won't do a thing. Even when the shops ask them not to they still doa s there si no comeback.

Mind you, if you were to concrete your forecourt and not pay for a drop pavement the bastards would be all over you.

It's another sympton of the way the UK just lets selfish bastards walk all over us

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