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Abandoned car
« on: January 13, 2003, 04:32:56 pm »
A fiver says that the abandoned car in the (station) car park will completely disappear piece by piece by the first day in February!! ??? ???
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2003, 12:27:13 am »
It has been vandalised peice by peice, there is another car which has been vandalised, a white ford escort the driver side door was open. The boot was open and the passenger side tyre had been slashed , either some yob broke into it and moved it or some one left it there. It make you wonder, first the bench outside statons, then the phone box, then the first dumped car, then the second dumped car and finaly alldays. God knows what happened there, proberly a brain dead yob who either smashed it or they stole a car and crashed it into alldays. When are the police going to get their act together are come to brookmans park to sort this mess out.
 

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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2003, 01:15:45 am »
I've heard a good tip is to phone the Council (if it's they who are responsible) and tell them you've seen young kids smoking in the abandoned vehicle and you consider it a fire risk. I've not had the opportunity to try this but I understand you get a quick response.

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Re: Abandoned car
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2003, 06:27:41 pm »
Has anyone else noticed how many fewer cars are now parked in the BP carpark since the car was dumped there - and now of course the white escort is effectively blocking half the car park so even less could fit in. So where are all the other cars being parked - surely people are not walking to the station ;) ;)
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Re: Abandoned car
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2003, 12:35:13 am »
When I was waiting for the train this morning at the station I saw a police car stop by the dumped cars and had a look at them and they proberly took the registration plate details and then drove off.

An assistant at the train station told me that the car park is owned by the council and if it was owned by WAGN then they would remove the car imeadiatley, but the council-useless as ever won't do anything.
 

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Re: Abandoned car
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2003, 08:49:47 am »
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An assistant at the train station told me that the car park is owned by the council and if it was owned by WAGN then they would remove the car imeadiatley, but the council-useless as ever won't do anything.

Hi Oly, the car park doesn't belong to Welwyn Hatfield District Council. It belongs to Network Rail which took it over from Railtrack, which took it over from British Rail. Railtrack used to lease the land to WHDC but the fees went up so much that WHDC decided not to renew. More details in the car park charges story published last month. CLICK HERE

WHDC has undertaken to do more to clear away abandoned vehicles as reported on this site last month. CLICK HERE. However there might be an issue with the council not being able to act on property that it doesn't own or lease.
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Re: Abandoned car
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2003, 10:34:19 am »
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When I was waiting for the train this morning at the station I saw a police car stop by the dumped cars and had a look at them and they proberly took the registration plate details and then drove off. .


Fantastic - I phoned the police and let them know a car was there early on Wednesday morning, but they hadn't seemed that interested - glad they did bother to come out and look. Credit to the police where due!

Mind you, someone did tell me the car had been there over 24 hours already - just general apathy that no one else had bothered to inform them before?

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Re: Abandoned car
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2003, 05:01:32 pm »
Welwyn Hatfield Council says 11 burnt out cars and four abandoned motorbikes were cleared from the woods off Dellsome Lane at the weekend. The authority says the vehicles had been dumped for some time in a position that prevented conventional recovery vehicles from getting close enough. They were towed from the scene by volunteers from GLASS, the Green Lane Association, using a four-wheel drive vehicle fitted with an electric winch which is especially equipped to operate on rough terrain.
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« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2003, 11:00:40 pm »
I had noticed the burnt out cars on many occasions but never thought there would be so many as 11! I have to say that it shows the mentality of the local yobs if they have to mess in their own back yard. And if anyone says it's not been done by locals, please tell me who else would know how to get there.
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Re: Abandoned car
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2003, 05:01:43 pm »
Sad to see three rusting burnt out abandoned cars along the route of Walk One in this site's collection of local country walks. Click here for Walk One.



Also noticed that the fences and hedges have been removed on the first part of the walk with some fairly severe pruning of trees. Anyone know why this has been done?
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Re: Abandoned car
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2003, 09:22:01 pm »
What a shame about the abandonded cars :(.  The walk was lovely in early spring, with no sign of cars :)  It must be a summer pastime to dump cars!
 

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« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2003, 03:09:48 pm »
Having worked for the railway before, i know how obstructive or counter productive Network Rail can be.  Usually, the carparks are leased as part of the station grounds, and are maintained by the TOC. - Train Operating Company.  They have a contract with someone like AMEC, AMEY Rail or such maintenance companies, who should be able to remove such vehicles.  It used to cost us 250 a time to do this.

Report it to the station staff/manager, and get them to log it as a fault with their maintenance helpdesk.  The maintenance company will have service level agreements to adhere to contractually, so the car should disappear in 7 days or so.

If you cant get hold of the station manager, try another day.  It is common for station managers to have two, three, four, five or even more stations to look after.
 

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