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    • no.1swimmum
    • By no.1swimmum 2nd Jul 18, 7:20 PM
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    Car Parked over dropped kerb blocking home owners car in
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    • 2nd Jul 18, 7:20 PM
    Car Parked over dropped kerb blocking home owners car in 2nd Jul 18 at 7:20 PM
    AS the title says, my parents awoke this morning to find a car parked over/on their dropped kerb, blocking their car in the front garden.

    Following numerous phone calls local community police officer came around late this afternoon, and told them that its taxed, insured and has a mot and has not been reported stolen and they (the police) can't do anything about it - oh just to add the owner lives a long, long way away but would not tell them where, and they won't contact them as its not reported stolen. The only thing he said he could do was contact the council for them to put a ticket on it as its illegially parked!!!

    Is this right! My parents have appointments etc they need to get to but can't get the car out!

    Any ideas on how to get the car moved, it could be parked there for days at this rate, and they are meant to be going away on a short break in a couple of days.
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    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 3rd Jul 18, 3:57 PM
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    Originally posted by shaun from Africa
    Power to move it after conviction at court. Need to find the driver first.

    It's an Unnecessary Obstruction as it stands.
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    • Mercdriver
    • By Mercdriver 3rd Jul 18, 6:53 PM
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    Do you have to pay in advance now?


    There must be something nasty you can get sent round that is invoiced rather than cash in advance.





    I get the occasional pizza delivery or taxi arrive late night because I've crossed someone in the past, no idea when or who, which is why it is so perfect- I'm left bewildered and irritated wondering what is going on, and someone gets to lick a pencil and put another tick by my name while feeling all warm and tingly inside.
    Originally posted by facade
    I've used several skips, never once had to pay in advance. Payment on collection every time.
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 3rd Jul 18, 7:50 PM
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    I've used several skips, never once had to pay in advance. Payment on collection every time.
    Originally posted by Mercdriver
    All pay in advance or on delivery round our way.
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    • EdGasketTheSecond
    • By EdGasketTheSecond 3rd Jul 18, 8:46 PM
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    All pay in advance or on delivery round our way.
    Originally posted by AndyMc.....

    Lets skip this off-topic discussion
    • happybiker
    • By happybiker 4th Jul 18, 1:12 AM
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    AS the title says, my parents awoke this morning to find a car parked over/on their dropped kerb, blocking their car in the front garden.

    Following numerous phone calls local community police officer came around late this afternoon, and told them that its taxed, insured and has a mot and has not been reported stolen and they (the police) can't do anything about it - oh just to add the owner lives a long, long way away but would not tell them where, and they won't contact them as its not reported stolen. The only thing he said he could do was contact the council for them to put a ticket on it as its illegially parked!!!

    Is this right! My parents have appointments etc they need to get to but can't get the car out!

    Any ideas on how to get the car moved, it could be parked there for days at this rate, and they are meant to be going away on a short break in a couple of days.
    Originally posted by no.1swimmum




    There are possibly 2 areas of responsibility here . The first is parking against a dropped kerb, which is a civil matter and may be dealt with by the police or the local authority, depending on where the responsibility lies.
    The other area is a criminal matter of immobilising a vehicle by a method not previously in place. This contravenes the 'Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 Chapter 2 ., part 3, section 54'


    You are at liberty to move the vehicle provided you do it safely.


    My first action would be to write a very strong letter of complaint to the Area Chief Constable, outlining the problem and the ignorance of the PCSO and his immediate superiors, also their apparent reluctance to uphold the law (Quote the relevant legislation)


    You could just call out the PCSO again, show him the printed legislation and tell him to get his bottom moving before you kick the problem higher up
    Last edited by happybiker; 04-07-2018 at 1:16 AM. Reason: spelling
    • EdGasketTheSecond
    • By EdGasketTheSecond 7th Jul 18, 2:09 PM
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    OP; any update?
    • Fen1
    • By Fen1 7th Jul 18, 9:33 PM
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    Do your parents have any friendly friends or neighbours who could park their cars around the offending vehicle and block him in? If there is an Alan Bennett style old lady in a van, even better. You know what she did when she had to "go".....
    • malky39
    • By malky39 8th Jul 18, 9:24 PM
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    Reporting it for no tax will probably not get it moved, the dvla would just come and put a clamp on it and a big sticker on the window saying untaxed and it will sit for while. Also if it is not taxed I would imagine that the insurance is not valid, I may be wrong though
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 8th Jul 18, 10:13 PM
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    Reporting it for no tax will probably not get it moved, the dvla would just come and put a clamp on it and a big sticker on the window saying untaxed and it will sit for while. Also if it is not taxed I would imagine that the insurance is not valid, I may be wrong though
    Originally posted by malky39
    Lack of tax won't change the insurance status.
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    • gazapc
    • By gazapc 8th Jul 18, 10:22 PM
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    Get a half decent trolley jack and gently push the car forward/backwards. The provision of trays (like you get your food on in mcdonalds or supermarket cafes) may also help reduce friction on the remaining wheels.
    • Ant555
    • By Ant555 9th Jul 18, 10:13 AM
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    Its been a week now...

    Any update OP or is the car still there??
    • no.1swimmum
    • By no.1swimmum 9th Jul 18, 10:45 AM
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    i'm really sorry that I haven't been on here for a few days, I am in the middle of a big flare up of my Fibromyalgia, the heat doesn't help infact I think it has increased the pain and yesterday was the first time in day that I actually made it out of bed since Wednesday.

    So, yes that car has finally moved on quite mysteriously in the early hours of Thursday morning. Dad had made numerous phone calls to the police and the council - police still refusing to move it despite it having no Tax, council wanted to clamp it and in fact Dad had to almost physically stop them from doing so - they turned up and had taken the wheel clamp off there vehicle but thankfully saw sense after a lot of persuading that if it was clamped it would be there even longer. Ask the council to remove the vehicle, but as i said originally they don't have the facilities to do this and would not get a company to do it and charge the owner as the owner wasn't local - as if that mattered. They did however issue it with 2 seperate parking fines at 2 different times!

    My parents managed to get off on their short break all be it a little later on Thursday than they had planned (as when they went to bed on Wednesday night it was still there). They were how ever unsure if it would still be there on there return today, but I have phone their neighbour and am pleased to say that it hasn't returned as yet.
    Fibro-Warrior
    • caprikid1
    • By caprikid1 9th Jul 18, 10:47 AM
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    Thanks for the update OP, sounds like someone using it for airport parking.


    Hopefully the two fines will be more than the parking.
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