Ruislip car dealer fined after repeatedly parking unroadworthy vehicles on public roads
Tuesday 19 December 2023: A Ruislip car dealer who parked unroadworthy vehicles on the road and others in public parking bays blocking them from use has been ordered to pay more than £2,300 after breaching a Community Protection Notice seven times.
At the hearing, the court was told how members of the council's street scene enforcement and localities teams had issued the notice to Shah on 22 February 2023 after he had been found to repeatedly be parking vehicles on the road and surrounding private land without vehicle registration plates, untaxed and some without insurance. He had also been parking vehicles connected to his motor vehicle business, M Cars London LTD, in resident parking bays and on the public highway.
The notice required that Shah:
- immediately stop parking vehicles on the highway and surrounding private land without vehicle registration plates, untaxed and or without insurance
- immediately stop parking vehicles in South Ruislip Library car park, Children's Nursery, Long Drive, Ruislip and or surrounding areas.
The court heard that despite the notice, Shah was found to have breached its terms on seven occasions between its date of issue and 20 April 2023.
Cllr Eddie Lavery, Hillingdon Council's Cabinet Member for Residents' Services, said: "We're committed to creating safe and strong communities where residents can feel protected and valued.
"This case highlights an individual who had scant regard for others and served to benefit only himself. We listened to residents when they raised concerns and set the wheels in motion for this outcome which is to be celebrated.
"We pride ourselves on being a caring borough where people look out for one another and this selfish and irresponsible behaviour deserves no place here. I commend our team for its work in bringing this excellent result."
Shah was fined £660, ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £264 and to pay the council's prosecution costs of £1,420.72. A collection order was made for the funds.