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Up to 9 white vans or camper vans left in road for up to 8 weeks or more.

Reported in the Car parking category anonymously at 18:39, Fri 13 March 2015

Sent to Kingston upon Thames Borough Council 2 days, 19 hours, 2 minutes later

Blocks view for children crossing road on way to 2 different schools and the recreation ground. Traffic congestion due to lack of passing places. K5 bus has problems negotiating road due to excess vehicles. Blocks view for local residents. Difficulty getting out of road at busy times, i.e. school drop off and pick up and football on recreation ground on Saturdays.

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  • These are all police matters, not council matters. Councils have no powers to deal with dangerous or obstructive parking, as only the police are assume to have the skill to decide this.

    This update is not from the council.

    Posted anonymously at 18:59, Fri 13 March 2015

  • There is also a car that has been parked outside my neighbour's house for more than 2 weeks!

    Posted anonymously at 21:14, Mon 16 March 2015

  • Abandoned vehicles are dealt with by the council - the Royal Borough of Kingston. If the vehicles are untaxed they can take action to have them removed. There is a problem in Latchmere Lane. There is a large black Mereceds that appears not to have moved for months. I recommend you also report the problem directly to RBK via their online Fix It reporting system as they have previously told me they won't respond to reports via FixMyStreet. Provide them with the registration numbers of the vehicles so they can check with the DVLA. I have noticed that Hertz car/van rental used to store their vehicles in Latchmere Lane and Latchmere Road but I think they have now left Kingston for Wimbledon.

    Posted by Kingston Cycling Campaign at 00:13, Thu 19 March 2015

  • Two weeks isn't normally long enough for the vehicle to be treated as abandonded.

    Normally the information that councils want for abandoned vehicles is: make, model, colour, registration, length of stay, and condition. You need both make and model even to check if they are taxed.

    Note that abandoned vehicle reports are not a way of dealing with inconsiderate parking, or untaxed but still used vehicles. Councils will reject t hem if they believe the vehicle will be used again. They wouldn't, for example, work with the Hertz vans mentioned above.

    If the council doesn't accept abandoned vehicle reports on FMS, they should have asked MySociety to remove that category for them (although people will still shoehorn them into another category). I think one reason that councils don't always like FMS is that it doesn't structure the input to force all the information they want to be entered.

    Posted anonymously at 07:13, Thu 19 March 2015

  • I suggest that you contact the police about it. They can contact the owners. Contact your local neighbourhood policing team about this suspicious behaviour (i.e. leaving a vehicle for weeks and maybe months without moving it).

    Posted anonymously at 11:48, Fri 17 April 2015

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