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Derelict car in Friars Garden, Ludlow SY8 1RX. It's an eyesore covered with lichen. It hasn't been used for at least 5 years and needs to be removed.

Reported via mobile in the Abandoned vehicle category anonymously at 11:29, Thu 7 December 2023 ; (there is no pin shown as the user did not use the map)

Sent to Shropshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 14129444.

The car is rotting away in the parking area in front of 3 Friars Garden, Ludlow SY8 1RX. The tax and MOT expired in July 2018. The owner died several years ago and his wife in October 2023. The house is empty. No-one seems to be taking responsibility for moving it.

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  • Thank you for contacting us. This note is to confirm that we have received your report and we'll be in touch with an update as soon as possible.

    Posted by Shropshire Council at 11:29, Thu 7 December 2023

  • We have looked into the matter you reported and our investigation shows that no further action is required at this time.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Shropshire Council at 14:28, Wed 13 December 2023

  • The council's response said "The location has been inspected and photographs taken. The vehicle is parked on private property, not owned, maintained or otherwise under the control of Shropshire Council. Unfortunately, Shropshire Council have no lawful authority or responsibility to remove it." My response, emailed on 14/12/2023 was "Please see guidance/ abandoned-vehicles-council-responsibilities#duty-to-remove-abandoned-vehicles. As I understand it, it makes no difference whether the vehicle is on private property or not. Also the council has a duty to remove it regardless of whether the land it is on is owned, maintained or otherwise under the control of Shropshire Council. Would you please reconsider your decision in view of current legislation.

    As of 02/02/2024 I have had no reponse from the council and the vehicle has not been moved.

    Posted anonymously at 09:21, Wednesday 3 January 2024

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