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Report an Abandoned Bicycle/Caravan/Trailer

Report an Abandoned Bicycle/Caravan/Trailer


What happens to Abandoned Bicycles?

A notice will be served on items deemed to be abandoned and causing an obstruction or littering public space.

If the item remains unmoved 7 days after the notice is served and no owner comes forward, it will be uplifted by us and retained for a period of 28 days, after which it will be disposed of if not reclaimed.

Items can be collected from:

Glasgow City Council
Road Safety Unit
Queens Park Depot
520 Langside Road
G42 9QL

What happens with Abandoned Caravans or Trailers?

If enforcement staff are satisfied that a caravan or trailer is abandoned, they will attach a notice to it indicating that it is intended to remove the caravan / trailer. Any owner of the vehicle has 24 hours to object to its removal. If the vehicle remains unclaimed it will be removed as soon as possible by a contractor who will dispose of the vehicle.

What can I report?

You can report the following:

  • Bicycle
  • Caravan
  • Trailer

Various criteria require to be taken into consideration when considering if a caravan is abandoned, this includes whether;

  • It is significantly damaged, run down or unroadworthy, for example has flat tyres, missing wheels or broken windows or the structure/glass has been damaged by vandalism
  • It has unsecured doors
  • It has been partially or fully burnt out
  • It is stationary for a significant amount of time
  • A number plate is missing

How do I report it?

To report an abandoned bicycle, caravan or trailer you can use our online form.

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