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Car parked across drive

Reported via Android in the Abandoned Vehicles category anonymously at 06:31, Monday 24 May 2021

Sent to Stevenage Borough Council less than a minute later

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Ford focus FD13 ZHZ ar parked across drive, blocking exit. Doesnt look like a local car, has it been abandoned?

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  • How is this parked across a driveway when there is no dropped Kerb??? The drive is not legal if people are having to drive on the pavement. People who have driveways have to go through planning permission to get a dropped kerb!

    Posted anonymously at 21:12, Tuesday 25 May 2021

  • Quite true, but that doesn't justify depriving a family of the use of their car, it's very inconsiderate. Also the OP asked if the vehicle had been abandoned presumably since this issue had not happened before.

    Posted anonymously at 06:26, Wednesday 26 May 2021

  • The family should be parking on the road like everyone else that has not obtained planning permission for a drive way. You cannot expect people who pay road tax not to park on the road just because it's outside your property. Park elsewhere!

    Posted anonymously at 12:26, Wednesday 26 May 2021

  • Also I don't see how it deprives anyone the use of their car. The car (going by the photo) quite obviously drove across the pavement "illegally" to get to the front garden and can quite obviously drive back off it. What is selfish, is when people go through a costly, long & lengthy planning process to obtain a legal drive way, whilst other people think they can just do what ever they like regardless and deprive other road users who pay their road tax use of the road.

    Posted anonymously at 12:37, Wednesday 26 May 2021

  • What has road tax got to do with anything? As you know since you must live locally people park their cars on the grass under the trees, do they deserve to have their exit blocked as well? Being local I could see that there was no realistic way of moving the car from the hardstanding with the Ford parked where it was, it's almost as though it was done as a deliberate provocation for some reason. Anyway the Ford has been removed at some point today and now the familys' car has been moved onto the road.

    Posted anonymously at 13:35, Wednesday 26 May 2021

  • I would flag this post to Herts Highway Dept, with the photo included. The black car is not abandoned, it has an MOT and it is parked perfectly legally on a road that they have paid their road tax to park on. The one in the wrong is the person who illegally drove over and across a public and pedestrian foot path and walk way.... The fact the car has moved does not and should not prevent other road users from parking on the road there...

    Posted anonymously at 13:43, Wednesday 26 May 2021

  • Yes, cars parking under trees, chewing up all the green verges are very inconsiderate too, but that's not what this post was about?? You were saying the black car parked legally was inconsiderate because it was parked legally on the road outside your house??? What if someone parked there when your family car was not parked on your non existent drive way? Would they still be inconsiderate because they prevented you from parking on your non existent driveway?

    Any road user who pays their road tax is entitled to park there. You don't own the road!

    Posted anonymously at 14:38, Wednesday 26 May 2021

  • The idiot who is parking outside their house is in the wrong and must be reported to SBC Engineers to ensure they stop parking and reinstated the damage caused. Has this happened?

    Posted anonymously at 20:45, Tuesday 15 June 2021

  • After a few days the car was removed, so obviously not abandoned.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 22:00, Tuesday 15 June 2021

  • No 72 Brook Drive, no dropped kerb, driving over and across public, pedestrian footpath then having the nerve to complain that other road users are inconsiderate because they have parked on the public highway outside their house!

    Posted anonymously at 12:42, Sunday 20 June 2021

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