An abandoned van that was dumped in a retail park car park months ago could finally be removed this week. 

The van, which is piled with rubbish including a mattress, and has no wheels, was dumped in Wycombe Retail Park a number of months ago. 

In emails seen by the Bucks Free Press, M&G Real Estate, who manage the car park, said on January 8 that the van would be moved within 14 days after a "tort notice", which allows landlords to sell or dispose of goods, if reasonable efforts to trace the owner fail, was served. 

Although railings were put up around the van, it still has not moved - despite complaints from Cllr Darren Hayday about the state of the retail park. 

On Wednesday afternoon, a spokesman for M&G Real Estate confirmed that the van is due to be removed on Thursday or Friday. 

Cllr Hayday also said he was "shocked" at how "bad" the car park has become because of drainage issues. 

He said: "There is a drainage issue there is a lot of surface water sitting on part of the carpark outside the Argos and Wickes units.

"The block pavement in the car park is damaged and out of place in many areas."

M&G said they were aware of the car park draining issues which have caused the brickwork to move. 

They said: "We have had consultants reviewing various options to ensure a permanent fix as we understand from the occupiers that this was repaired in the past by the previous owners. 

"The specification for the works has now been agreed and as the works will be quite substantial they will need to be phased. 

"We are currently tendering the works with contractors with a view to being on site in mid-March once the worst of any potential winter weather will hopefully be over. 

"Understandably the occupiers were keen that no works were undertaken either in the run up to Christmas or in the period of the January sales."