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To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support his Department provides to people that have experienced (a) fly tipping and (b) vehicles abandoned on their land.
Through the National Fly-tipping Prevention Group, the Government has published a series of fly-tipping prevention guides for householders, businesses and landowners affected by fly-tipping. We have also published the Fly-tipping Partnership Framework, which outlines best practice for the prevention, reporting, investigation and clearance of fly-tipping to be adapted to suit local circumstances. These are available on the National Fly-tipping Prevention Group website: www.tacklingflytipping.com.
Local authorities have statutory duties concerning the removal of abandoned cars, as set out in the Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978, and amended by the Clean Neighbourhoods & Environment Act 2005. Local authorities also have enforcement powers to penalise individuals who abandon vehicles or parts of vehicles, including issuing a Fixed Penalty Notice or prosecution, and can recover certain costs from offenders.
Guidance is available on GOV.UK and can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/abandoned-vehicles-council-responsibilities