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Apparently abandoned hot-food van

Reported in the Abandoned vehicles category anonymously at 18:47, Thu 28 May 2020

Sent to Vale of White Horse District Council less than a minute later

The van has been here for 6 months. It never moves. I think its dumped.

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  • This van has been here and not moved at all since at last Easter (2019). I checked around June 2019 and it still had a valid MOT - to Oct or Nov 2019 I think. For first few weeks a chap was rubbing it down and painting but no activity for best part of a year now. I live opposite and see it every day. Eye sore and potential danger / hazard

    Posted anonymously at 11:32, Sat 30 May 2020

  • The recovery of abandoned vehicles has been suspended by The District Council until further Notice to allow the contractors to concentrate on Household Waste during the Covid-19 crisis.

    Posted anonymously at 12:16, Sat 30 May 2020

  • Not collected. The vehicle has sharp edges and is just waiting for kids to hurt themselves.

    Posted anonymously at 20:11, Thu 25 June 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • There can be no "apparently" about this now. To my knowledge this van has not moved from current position since At Least Easter 2019- over 15 months now and in dangerous condition as reported earlier. Local told me today that they thought man who parked it here to do up moved away some time ago. This is a real hazard to children's safety and that of road users as well as being an eye sore for all locals. This now needs some priority attention as will never be resolved otherwise and could cause injury if left unattended.

    Posted anonymously at 11:45, Fri 3 July 2020

  • To all concerned locals.

    Re: Abandoned Food Van. I received this email from a Waste Team member today:

    "Thank you for your email. This vehicle has now been reported and is currently under investigation. Please be aware our investigations may take some time as we may have to serve notices to land owners and vehicle keepers. If, as a result of our investigation, we conclude the vehicle has not been abandoned we will not remove it but may refer it onto the DVLA or police. Kind regards..." M- Technical Support Assistant 01235 4-

    Posted anonymously at 15:50, Fri 3 July 2020

  • It's been some time now since an OCC vehicle parked behind this van and a chap spent a fair bit of time looking around it and taking some pictures. This wreck, which is what it is, has been here for the best part of 18 months, has very sharp edges, causes problems for drivers and is a potential danger to children. Any update on removal before it falls apart or causes injury please.

    Posted anonymously at 08:25, Mon 28 September 2020

  • Come-on Vale of White Horse District Council. How long does it take to investigate whether this vehicle has been abandoned? The Burger-van was dumped here over the Easter Bank Holiday in 2019. It is not Taxed. It has no MOT. It comes back as not insured. It has never moved. It has not been visited. No one in the area owns it. You have a Legal obligation to keep the streets clean. Clear this scrap truck please.

    Posted anonymously at 13:05, Sun 18 October 2020

  • Good News: Formal documents from Vale of White Horse are now attached to the rear door of the van. I assume this is to give notice of removal. Maybe it won't see it's second Christmas here after all. Thank you VoWH.

    Posted anonymously at 12:02, Fri 6 November 2020

  • Yes. I saw that too.

    Posted anonymously at 13:56, Fri 6 November 2020

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