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Abandoned Talbot camper van on Waterside Road, Paignton, TQ4 6LJ

Reported via desktop in the Abandoned vehicles category anonymously at 11:09, Tue 25 July 2023

Sent to Torbay Borough Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4823094.

Yet another obstruction dumped onto Waterside Road with another exploited, vulnerable street dweller having to defecate on the highway. Abandoned Talbot camper van. As evidenced by attached images, there are no vehicle registration marks on the vehicle. They have been removed to conceal ownership. Local intelligence resources indicate that this Talbot camper van might be associated with EN06 OBV, Renault van, grey. The registered keeper of this Renault van lives locally and operates a business selling and renting dilapidated trailer caravans, camper vans and boat trailers, some of which now comprise the shanty town on Waterside Road. Police previously directed the registered keeper of the Renault to remove obstructions from Waterside Road. Local residents and road users respectfully request that Torbay Council, SWISCo, Police and other agencies stop passing the buck about highway obstruction and public health risks on Waterside Road and instead get a grip on resolving them. Credit where credit is due though: Thank you to the polite SWISCo operatives who now clear away fly-tipped waste and discarded drug paraphernalia (including syringes) on Waterside Road.

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  • Example of danger to road users. Well documented problems ongoing in Waterside Road. Torbay Council get parking restrictions sorted as a matter of urgency please.

    Posted anonymously at 08:10, Tue 1 August 2023

  • Section 77 notice issued by Environmental Health Services on Wed 16 Aug 2023.

    Posted anonymously at 12:11, Tue 22 August 2023
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • It's still there, months after being reported. Disgraceful.

    Posted anonymously at 12:43, Tue 19 September 2023
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 14:15, Tue 17 October 2023

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:53, Tue 14 November 2023

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:07, Tue 12 December 2023

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 19:20, Tuesday 9 January 2024

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 20:12, Tuesday 6 February 2024

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 21:49, Tuesday 5 March 2024

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 07:53, Wednesday 3 April 2024

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 08:27, Wednesday 1 May 2024

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