Bradford Council, in conjunction with West Yorkshire Police, has initiated a successful operation to rid the district’s roads of 26 additional untaxed and nuisance vehicles.

Leveraging powers granted in December 2023, which authorize the removal of vehicles lacking valid tax or those with a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN), the authorities have targeted both adopted and unadopted highways, as well as open-air spaces like supermarket car parks. Since December of the preceding year, local authority officers have eliminated a total of 98 such vehicles from the roads.

Among the vehicles seized this year, 26 have been reclaimed by their registered owners, while 46 remain impounded, and 26 have met their demise at the crusher.

A Bradford Council spokesperson said; “This latest operation focussed on areas in the Manningham, City and Great Horton wards and we’ve got other operations planned in the coming weeks in other areas across the district. Abandoned vehicles are a real nuisance and a blight on local communities and we are using all powers available to us, to remove them from our streets.”

Residents can report untaxed and abandoned vehicles within the Bradford district by contacting 01274 431000.