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The council are generally responsible for the collection of so called abandoned vehicles so it is likely they are responsible here. You could indeed recover in terms of the loss but you would have an obligation to minimise your loss so could not claim for the replacement of the truck if it is returned. You would be claiming against the council based on negligence.
you should complete a claim form using form N1 here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/form-n1-claim-form-cpr-part-7
Once done send it to your nearest county court: https://www.gov.uk/find-court-tribunal
You will need to contact them and pay the issue fee.
If you want to find a solicitor to assist with this process and represent you at the hearing you can find a solicitor using the Law Society find a solicitor search option here: https://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk. You can search by town or postcode to find one near you, as well as area of law.
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