Free Parking is for users of the recreational facilities and Crudwell Village Hall
People who use the Hall and the recreational facilities need to be able to park. What none of us want is the car park’s capacity to be reduced by those who think it’s a free car park for anyone to use.
In the past we have had issues with abandoned vehicles and ‘long stayers’ so we have to be clear about the policies that govern the use of the car park and if necessary, to enforce them.
Long stay parking is prohibited
If any vehicle is left for more than five days and we are unable to contact the registered keeper, the Council will be informed and may consider the vehicle to have been abandoned. In this case, it will be removed to the Council Vehicle Pound where the vehicle’s registered keeper will be required to pay all of the associated charges levied by the Crudwell Village Hall management, the vehicle removal company and the Council’s Highways Enforcement.
All vehicles that are considered to be abandoned are dealt with using the Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978 and the Clean Neighbourhood and Environment Act 2005 which contains relevant legislation which is used to remove abandoned vehicles from both public highway and private land.
The removal, storage and disposal costs are statutory charges laid down in the Removal, Storage and Disposal Vehicle Regulations.
These costs subject to change but start at:
- £150 for removal
- £21 a day for storage
- £75 for disposal
Wiltshire Council Parking Services: wiltshire.gov.uk/parking-abandoned-vehicle