Is a vehicle taxed and insured?

Now that the tax disc is no more it can be difficult to check if a vehicle is taxed.

Click to check whether a vehicle is taxed via a government site here.

Click to check whether your own vehicle is insured here

Click to check whether someone else's vehicle is insured in the event of an accident here



Parking Issues

This photograph, taken by Ken Creed, demonstrates how pressure on limited parking spaces can lead to drivers leaving their vehicles in locations which cause danger to others.


 What does the law say

Read this article for information on parking law. 

All about Parking

Vehicle Break-ins

There have been a spate of vehicle break-ins, largely due to vehicles being left unlocked by the owner. The offenders are wandering around and trying the handles to cars. vans etc, and get lucky when a door opens. Don't be a victim it only takes a minute to check you have locked your vehicle.


Read more: Vehicle Break-ins

Driving and Flooding

The weather has always been a major topic of conversation in our country and, as our weather becomes increasingly unpredictable, it is worth remembering this news item.

In 2012, almost as soon as thoughts turned to dealing with serious drought it started to rain and we had floods. As always flooded roads present a serious hazard to drivers. Apart from the risks associated with spray and poor grip there is a risk of damaging your car even with a relatively small depth of water.

Never underestimate the threat that floods can present, travelling through a wide expanse of water, often flowing across your direction of travel can become disorientating. Objects and holes are hidden under the surface and the current in a suprisingly shallow depth of water can soon push a car sideways.

Read more: Driving and Flooding


Fraud, often called Scams, is the fastest growing area of crime and is often not reported.

ActionFraud is the UK’s national fraud and internet crime reporting centre.

They provide a central point of contact for information about fraud and financially motivated internet crime.

Click here to download a leaflet about Action Fraud.