A number of abandoned vehicles in Watford have been removed following complaints from residents that they had become an “eyesore”.
Complaints had been received about a stolen transit van parked on Church Road, as well as a series of other non-functional vehicles, in response to a survey conducted by Nascot Ward councillors.
Melrose Place resident Graham Harrison raised concerns about an abandoned motorcycle.
He said: “I have a three-year-old daughter; my wife and I worry that the motorcycle will fall on her when she’s playing outside. Delivery vehicles often knock the bike over as it’s been dumped on the corner of the road. It’s so inconsiderate to mindlessly ditch this eyesore to rot in the middle of our estate. I’d happily move it myself if I could.”
Nascot Liberal Democrat councillor Mark Hofman said: “Dilapidated and abandoned cars, vans and motorcycles are a blight on the street scene. They slowly disintegrate, take up limited parking space and can be a magnet for crime and anti-social behaviour.”