Vehicles abandoned and untaxed on the streets of Coventry will be
put in the fast lane to the scrap yard as part of a new police
Police have launched a special operation to try and rid the Wood
End area of the city of abandoned cars.
Unclaimed vehicles, which are often the subject of vandal and arson
attacks, will be removed by Coventry City Council as part of Operation
Owners are being warned to tax their cars or face them being
Acting Sergeant Ferris Hatheson said:
"These abandoned vehicles are having a negative effect on
the quality of life of local residents.
"We are therefore issuing a warning to vehicle owners to
either tax or remove their vehicles, otherwise they will be
collected by the council and dealt with as they see fit.
"Any vehicle owners that contact the council stating they do
not wish their vehicle removed will be visited by traffic officers
to make sure that all necessary documents, such as insurance and MOT
certificates, are in order."
The council does offer a free collection service of unwanted
vehicles and anyone who wants to take advantage of this should contact
the Street Services Office on 0500 834333, or ring Andrea Driver on
People can also write to:
Street Services Section
1st Floor, Broadgate House
Coventry CV1 1FS.