Legal wrangle causes three-week wait for removal of crash wreckage
overturned car should finally be taken away from Berrow Village
Green this week after three weeks of legal discussions by the
wreckage of the red Nissan has been in place since a crash
at 2am on February 14th when the 23 year-old driver from Hertfordshire
lost control. He was later arrested on suspicion of drink driving,
and driving without insurance.
the vehicle removed has proved hugely difficult, says Berrow Parish
Clerk Lynn Smith told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It has been a
nightmare to get it removed - Sedgemoor District Council has served
a notice on it and it should be removed later this week."
car was insured and on private land so we had to contact the registered
keeper to request it be removed. We had to give the driver seven
days to respond, however our letter was returned with 'not known
at this address'."
we've therefore sought the council's help to get a formal notice
served on it, which expires this Thursday."
there is nothing more that could be done to get it removed quicker.
Many hours of time has put in by the Parish Council to get it
resident, who asked not be named, said: "It is a terrible
sight on our village green - a real eyesore - but the council
has been doing all it can to get it removed."