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Published: Thursday, 2nd August 2018

Enforcement officers from the Royal Borough seized 12 untaxed and abandoned vehicles on Monday 30 July as part of a campaign to reduce the number of discarded vehicles on the streets.

Officers worked with colleagues from Plumstead and Abbey Wood police teams to target vans and cars on Nathan Way, Boughton Road and Kellner Road in Thamesmead, which were either not taxed, unsafe, or were abandoned by their owners.

Ongoing commitment to help residents

Royal Greenwich has an ongoing programme to target vehicles that are not roadworthy and cause an inconvenience to residents and local businesses. Since January 2018, Royal Greenwich has seized 629 untaxed and abandoned vehicles, not including those that were removed on suspicion of fly tipping.

Cllr Jackie Smith, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Integrated Enforcement, said: "We're fully aware of the impact these vehicles can have on our residents and local businesses and we operate a zero tolerance policy to ensure we rid them from our streets.

"I'd like to thank the enforcement team and police officers for their work in seizing the illegal vehicles from the streets of Thamesmead on Monday, and to those that work throughout the year."

Find out how to report abandoned and nuisance vehicles