Hereford & Worcester

Redditch roadside car vendors could be hit by £1k fines

People selling cars from the roadside in Worcestershire could be hit by fines of up to £1,000.

Redditch Borough Council has revised its street policy to give officers the power to penalise vehicle sales on grass verges, main roads and drives.

Council leader Carole Gandy said the numbers of such sales was "a problem in the town".

The new policy, which has taken effect, means offenders could also face enforcement action.

Ms Gandy, from the Conservative-led authority, said the car sales were "unsightly" and damaged the verges and prevented the grass being cut by the council.

She said: "Many of them (the vendors) are doing it quite innocently although, there will be a few where we've checked mobile phone numbers and we've perhaps recognised they're running a small business by positioning cars on grass verges at various places across the borough."

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