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Abandoned vehicles

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Environment, Roads & Facilities – Finance & Customer Services/Waste

Abandoned vehicles

Last updated: 21st May 2018

The following privacy notice applies to Finance & Customer Services/Waste – Abandoned vehicles.

This includes suspected abandoned vehicles reported to Waste, once identified as abandoned vehicles the DVLA are contacted to request the registered keeper details.

Purpose for processing and legal basis

Processing is necessary in the public interest and to comply with Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978; Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984; Removal & Disposal of Vehicles Regulations 1986 (inc Amendment Wales 2005) and Environmental Protection Act 1990. . If you do not provide information we will be unable to provide this service to you.

We will use your information to provide and improve the service to you and where possible so it does not identify you.

Prevention/Detection of Crime/Fraud. The Serious Crime Act 2007 allows public authorities to disclose information for the purposes of preventing fraud, as a member of a specified anti-fraud organisation or otherwise in accordance with any arrangements made with such an organisation.

The Council is required by law to protect the public funds it administers and so may use any information you have provided for the prevention, detection and investigation of fraud and irregularity, for the performance of a contract, or, task carried out in the public interest, or to comply with a legal obligation.   Part 6 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations are the Legal basis.

Information collected

  • Name
  • Contact details
  • Vehicle Registration
  • Other Agencies involved

Who we may share your information with

  • DVLA – To gain proof of ownership of the vehicle in question in order for notice to be given to move the vehicle.

How long we will hold your information

6 Years

Your information rights

See our overall privacy notice at for contact details and if you have a complaint about your information rights.

Your information rights for this service are set out below:

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