Just a little bit of Eeyore-ish musing:
I have just called our local council to report an abandoned car which has been sitting at the end of our road for at least a month. Car is not taxed and has been clamped - by DVLA I think from the worn sticker on the wheel clamp.
So, very nice lady at the council office takes the details, then tries to put me through to the correct dept, can't get through, so takes all the details again, converses with her colleague who advises her that because it has been clamped someone knows about it so technically, it is not abandoned. Not therefore council responsibilty but she says she will pass the details to the "waste management" team to follow up.
Call me a cynic but I'm fairly sure that will be the end of it, so I asked who I should speak to if it is still not removed in a week or so - she says, speak to the police or the DVLA. Which puts the onus firmly back on me. GRRRRR.
Why will nobody ever take responsibility?