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    It looks very much like the council streetsweeper has hit my car

    I came home on Friday to find this damage to the front of my mk2 that i'm selling.

    I think this is more than just a car nudging mine as it's driven off.






    I just need to find out if the council have been down the street on friday which judging by the marks on the road they have .

    Any ideas on how to approach the council about this ? There's no real proof that it was done by a streetsweeper which leads me to think i'm gonna be screwed over by them.

    Or i'm i just being stupid about the whole thing ?

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    Tell them one of your neighbours witnessed the collision

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    get to the sweaper asap, and get pics of damage on it that match the marks on your car

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    To my knowledge councils etc do have a fund to cover this type of damage, happened to my Dad's BMW and they coughed up.

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    I've got to ask a few more neighbours of mine if they saw anything or even noticed the streetsweeper.

    I've just thought I think I know where they park up too, might have a gander tomorrow. If all else fails I shall contact Boton MBC and see what they say.

    Cheers guys.

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    just say you saw it but was unable to run out and bollock the bloke in time as you just got out of the shower and were semi clad lol, you have the pics to prove it and it is clear from the marks on the street that a sweeper has swung too close to your car - case closed.

    Kirsty

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    Good luck with this.....my next door neighbour had his fence broke by the council.....the guy that did it wouldn't accept liabilty because he said he could lose his job....so my neighbour never got paid out.....they such gits.

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    If the Council did this then they would have owned up. Saying you have witnesses/pictures - when you don't really will just make then 'dig in' their heels.

    Where there is a whiff of porky pies the Council will fight it all the way.

    I know cos' its my job.

    Don't do it unless you have a rock solid case.
    It is only when the last tree is felled, the last animal killed and the last fish hauled from the sea that we will realise we can't eat money.

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    speak to keif about this, as he had this problem with a milk float going down the street, then scarpering

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    Lol, was just reading this and noticed my name......

    I'll do a seach and be back.

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