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15 October 2016, 06:00
Luton Council has carried out a joint operation involving several teams to remove numerous abandoned cars left stranded along Camford Way after several complaints were made by residents and business owners.
The road was becoming a dumping ground for broken down vehicles left on the grass verges, as well as the road itself causing obstructions for general road maintenance and road users.
The Council's Environmental Enforcement, Neighbourhood Enforcement, Licensing and Cleansing teams arrived early Thursday morning (6 October) on site to start the operation to remove these illegally dumped vehicles from the public highway.
In total, Luton Borough Council seized 8 vehicles with the others being removed by the business that dumped them there in the first place. To avoid this happening again, CCTV was installed on the road that day to deter people from doing it again.
When all of the vehicles were removed, the cleansing team got to work - patching up the areas where the vehicles had been parked bringing it back to the standard it should be.
Cllr Rachel Hopkins, portfolio holder for Enforcement at Luton Borough Council said:
"The teams at the Council are working really hard to clean up the streets of Luton and are making sure when people are doing something that they shouldn't that they take action. Camford Way was becoming an eyesore and it's unacceptable to leave damaged or broken down vehicles on the public highway. Taking pride in the town is something we want all residents to do and by the Council leading by example shows how serious we are about keeping Luton safe and looking good."
To report an abandoned vehicle or read more about enforcement visit: http://www.luton.gov.uk/environment and click 'Environmental crime'.