South Ribble Borough Council is responsible for ensuring that abandoned vehicles are removed from the borough's highways and open spaces.

It is against the law to abandon a vehicle and it can lead to a fine of up to £2,500 or 3 months imprisonment, or both. 

If you see an abandoned vehicle please report it to us.

We have a responsibility to remove vehicles from land in the open air and on roads (including private roads) where the owner has left the vehicle with no intention of returning.

If the abandoned vehicle is on private land then we will attempt to contact the landowner and establish whether the vehicle is abandoned. If the landowner gives their permission, we will take further action that may result in the vehicle being removed.

If the vehicle is on public land and is in such a condition as to pose a risk to the public with, for example, smashed windows or been burnt out then we will arrange for it to be removed. However, if the vehicle is taxed and undamaged, blocking access or causing an obstruction then you will need to contact the police by calling 101.