Residents in a Berkshire cul-de-sac are celebrating after “eyesore” car is finally removed.
The rotting purple Rover has been parking in the small estate for over six years.
A campaigne to remove the vehicle was started by the residents but the vehicle could not be touched due to being parked on private land.
Slough Borough Council eventually removed the vehicle at the beginning of May following a complaint by a local estate agent.
‘One of my neighbours said to their letting agent that they are not going to sign a new lease unless [the council] remove the car’ said Tony Beauchamp, who moved into the road a few months before the car was abandoned. ‘… within 24 hours there is a 15 day removal notice on it.
‘I am pleased that it is gone but we tried the DVLA, the council, the police and civil courts and when someone said that they are going to lose some money, they get something done about it.’
An enforcement noticed telling the owner to move the car was issued on April 10th, but the condition it had been left in meant the council had to intervene, said a spokesperson of Slough Borough Council.
‘This car was a total eyesore, had been the subject of anti-social behaviour and was left in an area inconsiderate to local residents,’ said Ian Blake, part of the neighbourhood enforcement team.
‘It had been the subject of many complaints to both us and the police from people who had to look at it out their windows, manoeuvre round it and deal with the consequences of broken windows, flapping plastic coverings and mechanical disintegration.’
By Eric Craggs