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Freedom of information request response - 05880

FOI request

FOI ID number
05880
Regarding
Abandoned cars
Request

I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:

  1. The number of vehicles reported as abandoned within your local authority area broken down by year for 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 to date.
  2. The number of abandoned vehicles removed in your local authority area broken down by year for 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 to date.
  3. The number of abandoned vehicles destroyed by your local authority broken down by year for 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 to date.
  4. The amount of money spent by your local authority on removing and destroying abandoned vehicles broken down by year for 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 to date.
  5. The amount of money in fines distributed by your local authority to people for abandoning their vehicles broken down by year for 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 to date.

Our response

Response
  1. The number of vehicles reported as abandoned within our local authority area broken down by year:
    2013/2014 - 33;
    2014/2015 - 38;
    2015/2016 - 59;
    2016/2017 - 85;
    2017/2018 - 98 and
    2018/2019 - 85 (to date as of 5/2/19).

  2. The number of abandoned vehicles removed in our local authority area broken down by year:
    2013/2014 - 2;
    2014/2015 - 3;
    2015/2016 - 3;
    2016/2017 - 8;
    2017/2018 - 6 and
    2018/2019 - 4 to date.

  3. The number of abandoned vehicles destroyed by our local authority broken down by year:
    2013/2014 - 2;
    2014/2015 - 3;
    2015/2016 - 3;
    2016/2017 - 8;
    2017/2018 - 6 and
    2018/2019 - 2 to date.

  4. The amount of money spent by our local authority on removing and destroying abandoned vehicles broken down by year:
    2013/2014 - £50.08;
    2014/2015 - £50.28;
    2015/2016 - £74.13;
    2016/2017 - £287.52;
    2017/2018 - £695.88 and
    2018/2019 - £249.20 to date.

  5. Please note that we have taken this to mean the amount of money in fines issued our local authority to people for abandoning their vehicles broken down by year for
    2013/2014 - 0;
    2014/2015 - 0;
    2015/2016 - 0;
    2016/2017 - £200;
    2017/2018 - £800 and
    2018/2019 - £200 to date.
    The amount of money in fines received for 2017/2018 is £400
Response date
11 February 2019