Saltpans take away is completed at last

ABANDONED cars alongside Saltpans Road were removed by contractors working for St Sampson’s parish yesterday after douzeniers have long called for action.

Douzenier Brad Le Flock, who has worked for a long time to get the vehicles removed from Saltpans Road, was on site yesterday as Ozzy Ozanne’s Recoveries and Transport Solutions removed the abandoned vehicles. (Picture by Peter Frankland, 29994596)
Douzenier Brad Le Flock, who has worked for a long time to get the vehicles removed from Saltpans Road, was on site yesterday as Ozzy Ozanne’s Recoveries and Transport Solutions removed the abandoned vehicles. (Picture by Peter Frankland, 29994596)

And today boulders are set to be installed to stop the problem from returning.

Seven vehicles were moved from the site after efforts to track down the owners were unsuccessful.

Starting at 10.30am, Ozzy Ozanne’s Recoveries and Transport Solutions moved the vehicles one by one.

By 3pm, the area was cleared.

Today, constable Paul Le Pelley said parish volunteers would be cleaning up the remaining debris and weeds from the roadside and installing more than 15 boulders to prevent future vehicle abandonment.

‘There’s been growing irritation among residents and parishioners,’ he said.

‘It’s the most commonly raised issue – it is for the benefit of the whole parish that they get removed.’

The parish set a deadline of Wednesday for the cars to be moved. However, issues around data privacy and vehicle registration laws made it difficult to track down the true owners.

Mr Ozanne provided the service to the parish free of charge as a service to the parish community, according to Mr Le Pelley.

However, the parish will be charged for the installation of the boulders, the cost of which is currently unknown.

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