City council had to repave a road AROUND an abandoned car after a motorist repeatedly ignored warnings to move the car
- Multiple parking fines have been issued for the abandoned Vauxhall Astra
- The vehicle also poses a safety risk as it has been parked on double yellow lines
A team of road workers had to repave a road around an abandoned car after the driver ignored warnings to move the car.
Instructions to move parked vehicles ahead of proposed improvements in St Austell, Cornwall have been repeatedly ignored by the owner of the Vauxhall Astra.
The vehicle was parked on double yellow lines on Clifden Road, forcing workers to dig up the road around the vehicle, leaving an unsightly mess.
The abandoned car also posed a safety hazard as visitors to the local Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust charity shop were forced to sneak onto the street to exit the car park.
Despite issuing multiple parking fines, the municipality still hasn’t been able to move the vehicle to another location.
Workers have been forced to repave Clifden Road around an abandoned car in St Austell, Cornwall
The car was left on the road despite repeated warnings to continue vehicles for work
Inconsiderate parking also poses a safety hazard for those driving into the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust charity shop
Despite several fines being imposed on the vehicle, the local government still hasn’t been able to move it
In a statement, Cornwall Council said: “Inconsiderate parking is a growing problem and is having a major impact on our maintenance efforts and is a problem we face across Cornwall.”
“Because of this increase, we are reviewing our legal options to remove vehicles within our roadwork sites.”
“Occasionally we ask the police for help, but that’s not always the case and of course it’s a drain on their resources as well as ours.”
“We’ll try to resurface around the vehicle if it can’t be moved before work on that section is complete.” The cost of returning to site for such a small area is quite high, not to mention the Effects of re-closing the road on others.
“To do that, we need another court order, which can take up to three months to obtain and adds to the cost.” Also, the added obstacles at the job site can prolong the paving process and affect the quality of the finish.
“We hope to understand our options in removing vehicles in the future, but in the meantime any disruption from parked cars will ultimately cost the public more money, so we would like to ask the public to heed cues to be kind to workers.” and move.’ their vehicles on request.’