Tuesday, 17 March 2009


The latest Operation Cubit has removed another 36 untaxed or abandoned cars from the streets of Thanet.

The most recent operation, which is led by Thanet District Council, also involves Kent Police, Kent County Council, the DVLA and Kent Fire and Rescue Service. During the week of Monday 9 March, the team targeted hot spots across the area, picking up 16 vehicles in Ramsgate, 12 from Cliftonville, six from Margate and two from Westgate.

Since April 2008, a total of 268 cars have been removed through Operation Cubit.

Owners can pay £260 (plus storage costs) to reclaim their vehicles and, of this money, £160 is refundable if they tax their vehicles within two weeks.

If they fail to either tax the vehicles or declare that they are off the road, then a follow-up visit is made to see if the vehicle is still being driven illegally and, if it is, it will be removed. If owners do not claim and pay for their vehicles, then they will either be crushed or sold.

Abandoned vehicles can be reported by calling 01843 577888.

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