Taxi drivers feeling cut off !!


Shocking dilemma today for Bridgend Taxi Drivers

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Bridgend Taxi Trade have been previously relegated and now see relegation again this christmas

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After dropping 5 places recently in the national table of taxi fares, to an all time low this christmas, many are left feeling angry and frustrated by what has been exposed in taxi news.

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Bridgend taxi fares now lower than ever seen before in Mid Glamorgan Wales at Christmas time we can reveal here at BITNEWS725 Bridgend’s only Watch Dogs Taxi News. BITNEWS725 Telling you how it all works for a taxi in Bridgend


Many taxis drivers now firmly put the blame on Bridgend taxi licensing department and shared regulatory services department for poor practices now confirmed leaving Bridgend taxis behind some 26% in revenue, as a result of antique or unique practices used by BCBC over the years to calculate the cost to run a Hackney Carriage Taxi – Street hail taxi, and the fare setting as a result, which today do not stack up anymore


Which the Watch dogs team – BIT partners, have established what they call the BCBC guessing game for setting fares, as BCBC have never worked out properly the cost to run with man power a taxi in Bridgend Mid Glamorgan Wales or used a formula as per the guidance of the department of transport:

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52. Local licensing authorities have the power to set taxi fares for journeys within their
area, and most do so. (There is no power to set PHV fares.) Fare scales should be
designed with a view to practicality. The Department sees it as good practice to review
the fare scales at regular intervals, including any graduation of the fare scale by time of
day or day of the week. Authorities may wish to consider adopting a simple formula for
deciding on fare revisions as this will increase understanding and improve the
transparency of the process. The Department also suggests that in reviewing fares
authorities should pay particular regard to the needs of the travelling public, with
reference both to what it is reasonable to expect people to pay but also to the need to
give taxi drivers sufficient incentive to provide a service when it is needed. There may well be a case for higher fares at times of higher demand.
53. Taxi fares are a maximum, and in principle are open to downward negotiation
between passenger and driver. It is not good practice to encourage such negotiations at
ranks, or for on-street hailings; there would be risks of confusion and security problems.
But local licensing authorities can usefully make it clear that published fares are a
maximum, especially in the context of telephone bookings, where the customer benefits
from competition. There is more likely to be a choice of taxi operators for telephone
bookings, and there is scope for differentiation of services to the customer’s advantage
(for example, lower fares off-peak or for pensioners).


During this process it has been established licensing stall requests-proposals for fare increases from taxi drivers, or members of the taxi trade. That is the system BCBC taxi licensing header has adopted over the years, which has been very successful in driving taxi prices down and way down low, even if it means Taxi Drive runs at a loss, or has to work over time to earn an income because he or she is taking less than he or she should be.


Today the BIT team have established through their year investigation into Bridgend Taxi licensing, that Bridgend taxi licensing have achieved up to a 26% hold on fare increases over the years, and have effectively frozen, and forced the local borough drivers, and taxi trade into uneconomical fares to live by for many years by way of BCBC false accounting or reporting.


Go compare Wales in this Taxi chart of fares below starting at 131st position downwards including surrounding areas around Bridgend Mid Glamorgan – Cardiff, Swansea, Vale of Glamorgan, Port Talbot and Carmarthenshire the home of Llanelli and more.

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Remember rural taxis should be more as cows do not get taxis and nor do sheep.


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132 CASTLE POINT £6.00
133 CHESTER £6.00
134 DOVER £6.00
136 EAST LINDSEY £6.00
138 IPSWICH £6.00
139 KETTERING £6.00
140 LUTON £6.00
142 NORTH DORSET £6.00
143 PLYMOUTH £6.00
144 PRESTON £6.00
146 SLOUGH £6.00
147 SOUTH HAMS £6.00
148 TEST VALLEY £6.00
149 THREE RIVERS £6.00
150 THURROCK £6.00
151 WARWICK £6.00
152 WEST DORSET £6.00
153 DARLINGTON £5.95
154 TENDRING £5.95
155 BABERGH £5.90
156 BASSETLAW £5.90
157 DUDLEY £5.90
159 SOUTH AYRSHIRE £5.90  £0.10
160 WALSALL £5.90
161 TEWKSBURY £5.85
162 BASILDON £5.80
163 BLACKPOOL £5.80
164 BROMSGROVE £5.80
165 CARLISLE £5.80
167 EAST HERTS £5.80
168 FYLDE £5.80
169 GLASGOW £5.80
170 GLOUCESTER £5.80
171 HAVANT £5.80
172 HIGHLANDS £5.80
173 LEICESTER £5.80
176 SELBY £5.80
177 SOUTH RIBBLE £5.80
178 STOCKPORT £5.80
179 UTTLESFORD £5.80
182 WORCESTER £5.80  £0.10
183 YNS MON £5.80
186 WYCOMBE £5.75
188 EASTBOURNE £5.70
189 ISLE OF WIGHT £5.70
190 MANCHESTER £5.70
191 MID DEVON £5.70
194 RYEDALE £5.70
197 BOSTON £5.60
198 BRECKLAND £5.60
199 BROXBOURNE £5.60
200 CALDERDALE £5.60
201 EDINBURGH £5.60
202 FOREST HEATH £5.60
203 GOSPORT £5.60
205 NEWPORT £5.60
210 NOTTINGHAM £5.60
211 ORKNEY £5.60
214 RUSHCLIFFE £5.60
215 SANDWELL £5.60
218 TAMESIDE £5.60
219 WEST LOTHIAN £5.60
220 WIRRAL £5.60
222 WREXHAM £5.60
223 WYRE £5.60
224 CARDIFF £5.59
225 DUNDEE £5.58
226 CHERWELL £5.56
227 ANGUS £5.50
228 BROXTOWE £5.50
234 EDEN £5.50
236 EREWASH £5.50
237 GEDLING £5.50
238 GWYNEDD £5.50
239 HAMBLETON £5.50
241 LANCASTER £5.50
242 MORAY £5.50
243 OLDHAM £5.50
244 RICHMONDSHIRE £5.50  £0.10
245 SHROPSHIRE £5.50
246 STAFFORD £5.50
247 TYNEDALE £5.50
248 WANSBECK £5.50
251 CHILTERN £5.40
252 DONCASTER £5.40
253 DUNBARTON £5.40
254 FAREHAM £5.40
258 MID SUFFOLK £5.40
262 PERTH & KINROSS £5.40
263 ROTHERHAM £5.40  £0.60
264 RUGBY £5.40
265 SUNDERLAND £5.40
266 TANDBRIDGE £5.40
267 TRAFFORD £5.40
268 WYCHAVON £5.40
269 BRADFORD £5.36
270 COTSWOLD £5.35
272 BARNSLEY £5.30  £0.60
273 BLABY £5.30
274 CRAVEN £5.30
275 EAST RENFREW £5.30
276 FENLAND £5.30
277 LICHFIELD £5.30
278 MELTON £5.30
281 SALFORD £5.30
282 VALE ROYAL £5.30
283 WYRE FOREST £5.30
284 BEDFORD £5.26
285 BOLTON £5.25
286 BURY £5.24
287 AMBER VALLEY £5.20
288 CEREDIGION £5.20
289 CLYDEBANK £5.20
290 CONWY £5.20
292 EAST RIDING £5.20
294 HALTON £5.20
295 LIVERPOOL £5.20
296 POWYS £5.20
301 STIRLING £5.20
302 WARRINGTON £5.20
303 CONGLETON £5.10
304 GATESHEAD £5.10
305 INVERCLYDE £5.10  £0.30
306 SEFTON £5.10
308 WIGAN £5.10
309 ALNWICK £5.05
311 SWANSEA £5.05
312 BLYTH VALLEY £5.00
314 COPELAND £5.00
315 DAVENTRY £5.00
316 KIRKLEES £5.00
319 NORTH LANARKSHIRE £5.00  £0.20
322 THANET £5.00
323 WEST LINDSEY £5.00
325 BRIDGEND £4.90
326 CHORLEY £4.90
327 FLINTSHIRE £4.90
328 ROSSENDALE £4.90
329 TELFORD & WREKIN £4.90
331 REDDITCH £4.88
332 ALLERDALE £4.85
333 ASHFIELD £4.80
334 CAERPHILLY £4.80
336 HAMILTON £4.80
337 MANSFIELD £4.80
339 ROCHDALE £4.80
340 RUTHERGLEN £4.80
341 TORFAEN £4.80
343 BLACKBURN £4.70
345 FALKIRK £4.70
346 HYNDBURN £4.70
348 BOLSOVER £4.60
349 CORBY £4.60
350 ST HELENS £4.60
351 WAKEFIELD £4.60
352 BURNLEY £4.50
353 KNOWSLEY £4.50
357 OADBY & WIGSTON £4.40
358 PENDLE £4.40
364 HARTLEPOOL £4.10
366 MALDON £0.00
367 RUTLAND £0.00


The above chart can be viewed from the top or number one position by clicking here or clicking below


Bridgend Taxis go Swahili – As Cabinet Councillor Patel orders – The Total Recall report from Bridgend Taxi Licensing header


Taxi drivers starting to think Bridgend Cabinet maybe talking a whole new language for taxis in Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan Wales, we can now reveal live to our readers this day. Bridgend Taxi drivers down graded to Yellow Alert Status as a result of Cabinet Councillor Patel ordering a taxi report from Bridgend Taxi licensing header

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Yvonne Withchell/licensing department gets orders from Cabinet Councillor Patel to supply a report after special envoy for BCBC complaints – Charlotte – gets hands on for Bridgend Taxi Drive, if the inbound email is anything to go by, now firmly on the record

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as reported only days ago on our live Bridgend Taxi news feed from the – Bridgend Taxi Trade Watch Dogs – With their facebook social medial live link for Bridgend Taxi newest and latest developments for the taxi using public and councillors and you –  Bit News.

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The question on Bridgend taxis mind is – Will Yvonne Withchell be able to determine the request after much time playing with the Bridgend Taxi trade to their communication detriment, now establshed its been going on for decades.  As to why this practice was consistent some or all of us may never know. Will the Wellbeing Councillor be up for the task? Will she find out how it really was and speak it out about licensing at this time?


The link below is a further example of how much little information is afforded the public on many matters including taxi contravention in the Borough. An antique and sloppy perspective for the public, given the circumstances and what the public really need to know when they get or don’t get a taxi on the street for example. Is it really all there for the public? That question goes to licensing?

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Many Bridgend taxi drivers now feel the tide is turning as their Wellbeing is being looked at, at last. Some are feeling Karama like.

In Swahili, Karama means “Gracious gift from God.” It is to be distinguished from ‘zawadi’ which are gifts from one person to another.

In Arabic, Karama means “Honor, dignity”.

Councillor Dhanisha Patel

Title: Cabinet Member for Wellbeing and Future Generations

Party: Labour

Political grouping: Labour

Ward: Ogmore Vale


Inbound email from Charlotte special envoy for Bridgend Complaints confirms in the email now firmly on the record and in BIT file last week to, that as regards to the meeting with BIT Partners regarding establishing a TAXI CHARTER, of communications with Bridgend local business taxi trade or Drivers etc:


Bridgend Taxi drive is on the Cllr’s Wellbeing Cabinet radar and sights after the councillor acknowledges the circumstances, including much reading available at

After an inbound email contact with BCBC complaints envoy Charlotte all tidy like recently, or in the last few working days, we can reconfirm. – is pleased to announce that after the help of the no nonsense Cllr Alex Williams, Cllr Patel – Cabinet Member for BCBC, could well be sorting it for Bridgend Taxis, as Charlotte of Complaints confirms by email, again on the record for the BIT file stating: Cllr Patel orders a report from header Yvonne Witchell taxi licensing, for Bridgend Drive, and future generations, for her clarifications and understandings going forward after reading and getting that BIT.

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Readers should note Licensing head was previously accused of fraudulant and creepy practices, as a result of Bridgend’s only Watch Dogs Team in the taxi trade – BIT Partners.


Both BIT Partners remain commited to resolving their findings with Cabinet afer a one year investigation into the Bridgend Taxi Trade and their relationship with Cabinet and Taxi licensing head, and the shared regulatory services.


Mr Nelson replied to Charlotte’s email and thanked the Cabinet councillor for breaking silence in the interest of Bridgend Taxi Trade and The Bridgend Taxi Drive all of which have been caught up in Policies and practices detrimental to their wellbeing as local business.

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Will Daniel Cook be put to the test and re visit the Bridgend Taxi calculation for a fairs fare deal according to the Department of Transport’s best guidance for licensing report on fares and time frames?

Will Yvonne Witchell be ordered by Cllr Patel and Cabinet to communicate under the rules or under new rules called the taxi charter for the Bridgend Taxi Trade in communications and fair play and fare plays. Will Cabinet recogonise Bridgend drive runs on time and meter with costs for hardware and insurance coverage for the same, and more?

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Will the BIT Formula with the agenda for Wales see the light of public day is the real question for Bridgend taxis or taxi drive. as the deadline has expired for public consultation, as we now know because of fraudulant practices or unrealistic practices for a taxi trade in Wales today

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BIT Partners await response from Cllr Patel via complaints as she investigates and confirms the same as it is her opinion that a meeting with the Watch Dogs is not necessary at this time given the forensic record or special edition called BITNEWS725 – Bridgend’s only taxi news.


Quite a few taxis agree that the trade seem to be moving in the right direction from the top down and not the bottom up says Mr Nelson responsible for communications with Cabinet at this time.


One BIT data protected member and taxi proprietor exposed on Bit News over high Bridgend licensing costs as a result of pre paying well in advance for a taxi mot test, thus supporting the council depot and their over heads, at least a year in advance, said the proprietor in so many words. He went on to say if Cllr Patel succeeds in sorting it out – Creating real paying jobs could be a real possibility for Bridgend Taxi firms in the future, like in Carmarthenshire, Wales

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The wrestling match would be over after a leapfrog technique to stop licensing,  and so end the wrestling match by Cabinet decision, for the first time in Bridgend taxi years, could be the outcome. This could be a real life line for the Bridgend taxi driver and Bridgend Taxi trade at last, says veteran Drive in Bridgend

More news as we get it folks.


BITNEWS725 is another Truthiness production as the Watch Dogs of the Taxi Trade in Wales and Mid Glamorgan, that some call – The Special & Complete Edition in Taxi News for more than just a BIT

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Bridgend Taxi Drivers remain now on Yellow Alert Status as a result of Cabinet councillor intervention for Wellbeing and for future generations of taxi drivers in Mid Glamorgan, Bridgend, Wales. Can you dig it? Is it sick? You heard it first, all social and facety like.

Do you like Charlotte of Bridgend Complaints today? Would you reccomend her to be the next Donald Trump special Envoy?

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Are Taxis in Bridgend Game for a laugh?

Bridgend complaints get updated link to todays Taxi News
MP Madeline Moon, also

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Mr MoneyPenny 
To Complaints Today at 12:28

Hi there

Sorry here is a better link to your news…/bridgend-taxis-go-swahi…/

Please pass to those concerned as we go forwards watching you, watching us, watching you

Mr MoneyPenny
To Madeleine Moon MP Today at 12:20
Good Day

Please find blog update on the taxi situation in BCBC land as it stands…/bridgend-taxis-go-swahi…/

Many thanks

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Dave Holland Shared Regulatory services head told to get his finger out the DYKE and head out the sand for a BIT


Welcome to crisis Town as Bridgend’s Taxi Drivers find themselves caught in this crisis
Bridgend Taxi drivers now shockingly forced to use an uneconomical Taxi tariff
Bridgend Taxi Licensing head has refused to comment on the failures, and false promises and delays todate, as the local taxi trade are fed up of being ignored, and played with for now many years at a time. Bridgend taxi licensing – The game is up! It’s a Crisis in costs

Local Councillor aids local taxi trade as Shared Regulatory services for BCBC lacks integrity, as taxi drivers uncover they are being targeted with damaging BCBC policies after a 11 Month targeted investigation regarding trade concerns


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Online greetings this day as we go Live to the taxi trade experience in Wales Today

We discuss and take a look at this Taxi news exposure of negatives detrimental to many Taxis controlled by Bridgend Taxi Licensing in Mid Glamorgan, Wales, in 2017

BIT Partner’s a trade entity, asks BCBC Cabinet for a Taxi Charter from Bridgend Taxi licensing, as the old ways don’t work anymore, not even for both of them

Read Bridgend’s only taxi news and feel the rank side of taxi life in Bridgend.

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Taxi Charter for Bridgend Taxi Trade – First email to mark pursuit of reform for the Bridgend Taxi Trade after 2 Taxi drivers took on the challenge almost a year ago.  – V – Shared regulatory services

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Who is officer Shortly in Bridgend Licensing?

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Shortly, shortly is he “kingly of Longley?

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Today’s story for those that have been on a long journey it’s star date November 2017

A BIT shortly this taxi news this time for you Taxi Drivers and you and you, also for all the Bridgend Taxi Trade, or all those concerned at BCBC, Angel Street, including the general public living in the taxi zone of Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, that would like to tip Drive for putting up with it all like losers for years on end, whilst not even the Bridgend Public knew taxi drivers are being forced to run at a loss by up to 26%, as a result of a fare guessing game, they, BCBC, got wrong, many years ago. when they completly lost the taxi plot on fares for the taxi business and what they need for policies economically viable for the taxi trade or taxi business. Factual costings for losses per day potentially, can be factored today, when working out a taxi tariff viable for taxis.

The delays in the past or recent rejection of 3 proposals to increase the taxi fares, really does stick out this time, under the circumstances, given the original fare setting formula documented and researched by licensing also, is actually based now on how much taxi drivers are losing on paper at the current tariff setting potentially, because the taxi fare formula applied to confirm the fare is not viable for that business or for a taxi purchased with wages etc with the view to run the taxi as a business mobile, on the street of Bridgend, has never rely appealed to Licensing some would have you believe

A taxi actual formula for setting fares, has never ever been really applied or the council really making justifiable calculations of value to reject fares, in the history of BCBC if history is correct at the very least the last 6 + years if not many many more years.


In the past they have made a wild guess or stabbed at a number that fits nicely in their Council minds based on typing up a report that does not reflect the taxi trade only the normal motorist.  That Ladies and gentleman is how the council have worked out the fares to a low below national average as a result; 322 out of 365 in the national table, it’s a no brainer and shocking for all concerned on both sides of the spend, but not unrealistic in Wales as the BIT proposal wording demonstrated the damage can be repaired and be acceptable at that rate, as a number of factors were taken into account also during the process.

Wonga fantasy with cash load for a Drive?

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The BIT proposal was never about taxi driver wants X amout of money full stop. No, logic was applied in the public interests, for good measure with other comparisons, with sound economics based on taxi fares all ready experinced in Wales that people are paying currently. A taxi tariff not based on England or Scotland, but Wales, with calculations to show what is needed for the record to show so there is no need for taxi drivers to be suffering from below average taxi fares with low earnings where the cows and sheep refuse to flag down taxis also.

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An Email was sent from Licensing 06/10/17 04:06 pm and replied to some time ago in the scheme of things and still without reply now since 13/10/17, when asking when officer shortly, will be coming a Longley to discuss the fare proposal, Taxi Miracle licensing head is feeling targeted over the question apparently, as she does not answer the question – when shortly is going to be? Like a bad fart you want to escape from

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BIT Partner in a facebook recording recorded the telephone call to licensing that day, and so recorded that day that the email had been received with the subject “Pull Your socks Up Yvonne Witchell”, as yet again you could not get a straight answer even after 11 months of on and off of the same treatment. Yet again the licensing header was out of office, however it was stated it had been passed on. But of course no email acknowledgemt or reply as usual when you asked a question that appeared to be far off the BCBC communication scale or ability scale to answer a simple question

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Previously BIT Partner dared to ask how the whole process works with Proposals and meetings at committee and more. Questions still remain unanswered as if the licensing officer was offended. One question firmly on the record, simply slipped Yvonne Withchell’s mind, with her email conversation on the same and the reply by BIT Partner on the same acknowledged by the department prior to Cabinet rejecting the fare proposals recently, which asked what happens if fares are rejected, and how can we go again and how does it all work?

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Since then Mr will Lane for shared regulatory services acting for the Vale of Glamorgan only wrote – she felt targeted. Therefore going against the BCBC customer charter by not directly answering a simple question of “When it will be” but instead moaning because they feel trapped or at the end of the line

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It was as if they were both deranged as Yvonne Witchell deals with taxi licensing for the Vale of Glamorgan also, but in actuality this was a Bridgend case and therefore Will Lane was talking across borders and moving the goal posts to complain about what he was reading as the Vale of Glamorgan.  Bridgend can only deal with Bridgend matters or can they? Is Will Lane part of operations Bridgend too?
It is not uncommon to be told Yvonne Witchell is at the Vale of Glamorgan today. Will Lane pops up in BCBC Meetings at times. He confirmed he read BIT NEWS.

Do you see double when you Drive?

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Here is the extract of true communication shared by those involved called BCBC operations that actually span 3 Boroughs in effect:

From – Yvonne Witchell: Team leader header licensing

Dear Mr Nelson

I acknowledge receipt of your email dated 3 October 2017 sent to the Talktous site. I have been asked to respond directly to you on behalf of Talktous, and would respond to the points raised as follows:

Finally, at their Meeting on 5 September 2017, Cabinet requested that officers make contact with the three applicants who had submitted applications to increase the taxi tariffs in Bridgend, and we will contact all interested parties shortly to arrange this.
Yours sincerely

Yvonne Witchell

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Email 10:04 15 November 2017 –

Email sent to Charlotte of BCBC Complaints – – to seek reform for the Bridgend Taxi Trade as BIT Partners conclude their findings after almost a year compiling mistakes made by taxi licensing that are costly, which include unethical and out of date practices and policies for the taxi trade in Bridgend or any taxi trade in any Welsh borough:

Bridgend Complaints and councillor Alex Williams could well be helping taxis to end the taxi saga for Bridgend taxi drivers on below national average, low fares and high costs for far too long, after BCBC continue to bend their own rules, and so target the taxi driver with constant silence, and avoidance, one way or the other or sooner or later. Including as a matter of course the communications without reply for long periods consistently, all of which going against the norm or acceptable norm.

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Dear charlotte

During the telephone conversation you stated you had seen or read the laminated hard copy sent by recorded delivery addressed to Karen Williams and the leader.

Prior Karen Williams sent an email acknowledging my concerns, her words which was exposed on BITNEWS whilstt she was on her recent holiday.

Since then the hard copy was sent by recorded delivery more than a month ago without reply. Thus again going against the BCBC communication charter you sent me on the record for my clarification.

I would give allowances to Cabinet in this case as potentially they were trying to get operations to take responsibility for the mess. As it has always been my opinion that Cabinet can only rely on what info is fed them in a report.

As you and Alex Williams are now aware communication has failed the taxi driver many times and it has never been our fault. It’s as if we are being targeted for a reason and so find ourselves in this situation, now a proven pattern.

So it would only be fitting that a meeting be set up as requested and your department comes on the record on the matter as a mark of integrity in this process that we seek to resolve to settle all past mistakes, so taxi driver can move on.

The time is to test the true integrity of BCBC from the Cabinet level, and also those that instruct operations/licensing including heads at shared regulatory services that effect the taxi process at different levels.

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We have already suffered unethical costly delays that have exposed it took licensing 11 months to write 2 pages. I refer to Daniel Cook’s report exposed on Oggy Bloggy Ogwr on line – The state of Wales where BITNEWS725 is linked too, containing. “About Us“.

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Below TAXI MOT TESTING and Taxi AGE Polices PDF dated recently exposed re confirming what BIT (Bridgend Independant Taxi membership – Members data protected for immunity and freedom of opinion) is all what they are all about, and involved in, as they are now locked into the so called process of taxi fare resolution by settlement. as BIT Partner’s are for all, and for one and all, as part of the BIT Partner’s remit and pledge for change to their data protected members or taxi badge holders:

You should note Daniel Cook was told in March we will not form a taxi association but are individuals or taxi drivers, as a result it was accepted as it was logical. That does not stop BCBC from consultations with the trade and the public. BIT is here to stay like it or not.

Below is an email from Alex Williams that suggests these people also should be part of the resolution process.

A charter for the taxi trade going forward that does not exploit the driver so he is left hanging and out of pocket for years whilst the BCBC rules are being broken across the board.

I say again. This matter is not about conflict it is about exposure in the intrests of reform so the die is cast straight and not out of shape.

Mr Nelson and Partner exist as taxi drivers regardless of organisation requirements which I am afraid I do not or we do not need to comply to. That does not give any person at BCBC the right to ignore the individual or individuals or 2 taxi drivers called BIT Partner’s.

During the telephone conversation with you, you stated you would email Karen Williams requesting a meeting so we can resolve matters and you would copy me into that email.

Can you confirm you have actioned the same so we can get my or our taxi issues resolved in the intrests of reform and the public.

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I have copied in Alex Williams so you can see the advice on the record from the honorable Cllr of Heol – Y – CYW (seen in the picture above)

Yours sincerely

BIT Senior Partner
For and on behalf of BIT data protected members

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On Mon, 9 Oct 2017 at 10:39 a.m., Cllr Alex Williams
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The only advice I can provide if you have concerns with the way in which the process has been managed is to write to Cllr. Richard Young, the Cabinet Member for Communities, and/or the Chair of the Licensing Committee, Cllr. David Lewis to highlight your concerns.

Best wishes


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Following the email to Charlotte at BCBC complaints:

Charlotte of Bridgend complaints could be Donald Trump’s future diplomatic envoy? And Cllr Alex Williams could be making taxis great again from behind his Cabinet some where near Heol Y Cyw?

Cabinet called by BIT Partners to the resolution table after many discoveries of failure in integrity by BCBC that has affected Bridgend Taxi drivers and the taxi trade for at the very least a decade. Many Local taxi drivers of the borough agree this is the result of the 26% factor.

Daniel Cook Policy officer calculated the 26% out come in September, whilst in conversation over why he did not follow the taxi formula fare costings? instead of allowing Cabinet to guess, as the formula document proposal stated they would do, if not well informed in how calculations x 5 divided by X are actually made, to avoid guessing all over again on another taxi fare proposal whilst the rest of the market moves.what it costs to run a taxi in a rural borough such as Bridgend in Wales is now out there for even you to calculate if you use the recognised formula for setting fares or rejecting fares proposed. Its No secret in England at least in 2016 on how to do the sums, Mr Policy officer and Bridgend Taxi licensing.

The clear best guidance for taxis is written in “The Department for Transport best guidance for licensing when dealing with taxi fare setting formula approved in 2016 comparison challenge and example to work by as a borough setting fares by formula:


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 Earlier this week an inbould email from a Deranged official of the shared regulatory services left many taxi drivers speechless all over again. The inbound email was late, did not follow the BCBC charter and missed out vital evidence, after previously writing 4 weeks earlier that Mr Will Lane was too busy


Operations Manager is he fit??

WILL LANE shared regulatory services operations Hates BIT NEWS

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For those of you that remember Mr Nelson’s post regarding a letter recieved from Will Lane which BIT NEWS asked readers ” is he fit” last March during the intended use policy scandal when Vale of Glamorgan taxi firm said he was never consulted on the proposal and nor did he get leaflets dropped off contrary to what was written in Daniel Cook’s report. At the time we learnt Yvonne Witchell was in on it. Again this was called fraudulant practices damaging to the taxi trade or taxi driver


We discovered at the time Bridgend Taxi Licensing had not sent leaflets or discussed the matter with the trade either, but had popped up online with a taxi consultation process with a 14 day time limit, found last minute and without even telling a soul including those BIT Partner’s who spoke to them in November 2016 about this event, for reasons still guessing about.

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It was thanks to data protected members that BIT was formed to try and catch any irregularites or policies that could be damaging or not to the busy Bridgend taxi driver and Trade, whom have to work long hours, at below national average fares, at a visible loss to stay afloat, with many or all working 7 days a week sooner or later, on a lower income for their effort as a result of the BCBC guessing game in fares, of how much it costs to run a taxi, and therefore if he or she is not informed in writting what is going on that’s new,  that would affect you as a Bridgend taxi driver or taxi vehicle potential owner; one could be at a further loss without chance to speak up, unless you visit the council website like a day of fishing, but every day of your taxi life, like a madman. Which Yvonne Witchell was asked at the first meeting to make contact with the Partner’s by email or and a letter, of any new or current developments that these taxi drivers would need to know about or other taxi drivers will or may need to know about. That basic request or right was simply ignored at the time. A clear strike out under the circumstances, but BIT forged on noting each event as part of their investigative remit

You will or May not remember that the learned operations officer Will Lane was not a fan of BIT News gifs.


In mid October after reading BITNEWS725 he confused Daniel Cook – Policy officer, to a Monkey gif on BITNEWS725; by suggesting in an email that the gif Monkey was Daniel Cook or an officer. Shown below to remind readers Mr Nelson’s chat, talking How Dare you to policy officer for his formula stripping the proposal methodoligy without prior notice, which was not part of the deal as it was like a bannana to slip on any other way said Senior Partner testing the old school called BCBC

At the time Mr Lane stated in his email to BIT PARTNER that he was too busy to investigate what Yvonne Witchell can’t see or the times and dates etc to show his departments have issues to be resolved in the public intrests as many a taxi driver has a family also and therfore his proper out look could have been more helpful under the circumstances.

Obviously readers know that BITNEWS and BITNEWS725 are facebook originated with their many gif examples to always let the Bridgend taxi Driver’s know what has been written on the record to break up depressing news of practices many taxi drivers go through as taxi drivers that are controlled by BCBC from a business perspective, thus limiting their financial stability and futures, including moral at times for many we are sure.


We can confirm Mr is he fit Will Lane was also advised we have read all the rubbish he wrote and it was tough he did not like BIT NEWS articles with gif animation which in many ways were based on the truth.

Readers should note he moaned that Yvonne Witchell was being targeted. Who knew said one taxi driver when he heard the news.

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More on the news:

Taxi drivers of Bridgend take note:

Yvonne Witchell has no right to ignore BIT Partner for more than 5 days says BCBC legal complaints

Bridgend Independant Taxi partner calls for the Witchell Stick to be removed from office for obvious abuse of power

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What an unethical disgrace in Bridgend as taxi drivers are treated like scum.

BIT News investigates Yvonne Witchell licensing head for Bridgend Borough in today’s taxi news special for those taxi drivers left in the dark by low fares and out of date Bridgend Taxi polices.

Upon contacting Charlotte @ Bridgend complaints asking what are the true time frames BCBC give for answering emails and letters, she sends this page showing 5 days, although during the conversation she tal

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Rewind and come again selector, as we look also back into the murky path as a Bridgend taxi driver with a taxi badge in Bridgend Borough, and the lenghts one has to go to over time to route out the indiscretions of those employed in public office that effectively control the taxi trade as a business and how much the lose as an income to be a Bridgend Taxi driver controlled by damaging policies introduced by BCBC from at least the managing director down if you take consideration for Cabinet and how things are run!!

Earlier post on facebook this week:

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Thanks goes out to Alex Williams for actioning an email – regarding shared regulatory services and taxi licensing, which promoted a response very late, and showed we have a Councillor that doesn’t walk around with his eyes shut, and his brain turned off. He does read between the lines for you and offer advice too.

A man of intelligence with principles, and a knack of knowing where trouble brews and thinking his way through it, to get to it.


Like it or not he’s our man, when you’re in a jam.

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Bit News exclusive – shared regulatory services operational manager feels Targeted?

He then targeted drive with a skeleton argument with no meat on it.

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The learned gentleman had the will and took the narrow lane,  and so shot himself in the foot, by forgetting he was sent news copy and not a report compiled by both BIT Partner’s as an official complaint for the Ombudsman to also read given such circumstances, as BIT Partner’s were still compiling with the view to test, with the view to resolve and settle BCBC mistakes, once proven for all to recognise the now obvious failures, in communication especially.

Instead the deranged officer did not uphold the news he was sent and wrote this news had gone to stage 2 complaints.

The obviously stressed and deranged Mr Will Lane lost his will and basically lost the plot of the seriousness of the matter.
The learned gentleman was told to rewind and come again selector.

Bridgend Taxi drivers now members, initialy informed the Senior BIT Partner, there was a case to answer for as previously mentioned, but they just had not done their home work in the past to expose the problems, as they were all too busy running at a loss working very hard to survive, at the levels imposed by BCBC policies, with no success in getting out of the specificly targeted ball and chain policies or ways in communication, that many experienced by Taxi Licensing for Bridgend Mid Glamorgan

Obviously, BIT Partner’s follow the policy of resolution and settlement in the interests of the public and the taxi trade. Obviously it is up to BCBC to show they too want to settle and also play the game.

Bridgend Independent taxi membership senior partner tells Operational Manager in so many words he is moaning far too late as well as coming up short, and quite frankly……

BIT Partner’s Tell Bridgend County Borough Council to clean up their act and stop selling Miracle cures damaging the taxi trade, whilst they wait again, for the next miracle cure shortly? some where in writing on the wall over time it normaly would be if you are lucky.

BIT is intervention, for busy Bridgend Taxi drivers that havent got time to play games with BCBC, especially when it comes to miracle cures or treating taxi like bad little children in the play ground they are trying to contain like a would be bully spinning you a yarn of a cure from the play ground, as if you are a clueless young child born yesterday named Bart Simpleton

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When is the next Bridgend taxi consultation,  is today’s real thought as we click for consultations past and ongoing right here on BITNEWS725 for Bridgend Taxis


Licensing head Yvonne Witchell exposed as a fraud for potentially years, by BCBC,when dealing with contact, including proposals, fares, and general communication in relation to the taxi trade


Taxi drivers and the public of Bridgend take note:

Licensing team leader is officially a seroius problem for Bridgend Taxi drivers as Yvonne Witchell has no right to ignore BIT Partner or any other taxi driver of the borough for more than 5 days or months or years says BCBC legal complaints.

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Bridgend Independant Taxi partner calls for the creepy ugly Witch practices to be removed from office for obvious abuse of power and corruption, after compilling evidence over almost a year to support the mal practice costing the Bridgend Taxi trade hundreds of thousands per year in lost revenue as a result of forced low fares resulting in Bridgend Taxi drivers losing money daily as they are ignored as a matter of course generally

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BIT Partner asks Yvonne Witchell and Daniel Cook Policy officer
Both BIT Partners have spent much time gathering information on the record to arrive where the taxi trade has been as a result of being delibretly ignored for someones gain, and it most certainly is not the taxi trade’s gain
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The Bridgend council Charter states below as we uncover the unethical disgraceful behaviour by Bridgend licensing and their Policy officer protected in fraud by Yvonne Witchell licensing head for Bridgend, as taxi drivers are treated like scum and ignored contrary to Bridgend’s charter explained by their own complaints department recently:

The public should note Yvonne Withchell has made no contact for weeks again and again and again. Copy sent by email from Complaints explaining how it should work for the public to see:

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Bridgend Licensing still in Denial like the guilty party in court playing games to save his or her ass like an ignaramous?

'My client pleads not guilty by reason of still being in denial.'

After several weeks of denial Yvonne Witchell and the shared regulatory services are still unable to comment on their obvious dishonest removal of the taxi fare formula supplied to all concerned at BCBC on the 18th of April last year which they signed for, which continues to leave the taxi trade out of pocket and well below the national taxi fare average.


Weeks ago she wrote officers will be in touch with you shortly to discuss the fare proposals submitted to Cabinet. When challenged after waiting she does not reply like an ignaramous in office?


The logic behind this denial or not guilty plea is obvious as all guilty parties are now judged guilty with unfair practices by those in office responsible for this obvious crime to the taxi trade, now going on for several years which they cannot deny at this time, as a result of the taxi trade being left delibretly hanging to this day for peanuts with a day taxi tariff, that many in other boroughs see as ridiculous in 2017 .


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Let us not kid ourselves ladies and gentlemen the matter is despicaple behaviour of those in office that force taxi drivers to work for peanuts or in many cases below minimum wage with out of date policies and taxi fares


We again look at the logic behind this shared regulatory services that seems to be linked in with taxi drivers of 3 Boroughs and Bridgend taxi drivers slavery to a tariff far too cheap for sanity or running costs under the circumstances.

As you now recently there was talk of vehicle policy and MOT change.

There was mention for the potential for drivers to buy better vehicles within their budget which could also include wheel chair vehicles.


What appears to be ridiculous is that fact the 3 Boroughs are so far apart in taxi fares. How Bridgend Cabinet expect taxi drivers to spend on a budget best for them if the fares charged are far too low compared to The Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff.

Let’s compare says BIT Partner

Vale of Glamorgan 194 in the national table up to 2 miles. Rural borough.

Cardiff 221 in the national farel table up to 2 miles. City

Bridgend 320 in the national fare table up to 2 miles. Rural borough

BCBC continue to have no logic and so does the shared regulatory services and as a result continue to treat the Bridgend taxi trade as if they are stupid, as if on trial on a guilty charge which they remain in denial over.

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The fact of the matter BCBC continue to play games and move at a slow or glacial pace with the Bridgend taxi trade, as they are quite aware they have manipulated the last fare proposal to surpress the Bridgend taxi trade yet again, and thus still remain without comment for their obvious negligence that many local taxi drivers see as a crime at this time, like a guilty man that does not want to admit he is guilty.

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Bridgend licensing continue to give the Bridgend taxi driver the brush off to beat the guilty verdict.

BIT PARTNER’s say to licensing and the shared regulatory services as well as BCBC Cabinet:

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Below a recent news posted on facebook – BIT NEWS, that licensing acknowledged receiving as Yvonne Withchell and all the rest play with taxi drivers futures as usual as if Bridgend taxis drivers don’t matter, as they must consider them without brains or logic

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Sent: 01 November 2017 10:02
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Subject: Guilty as charged – licensing without apology thus far

Good morning from Bridgend’s only taxi news

Today we look at the logic behind this shared regulatory services that seems to be linked in with taxi drivers of 3 Boroughs.

As you now recently there was talk of vehicle policy and MOT change.

There was mention for the potential for drivers to buy better vehicles within their budget which could also include wheel chair vehicles.

What appear to be ridiculous is that fact the 3 Boroughs are so far apart in taxi fares. How Bridgend Cabinet expect taxi drivers to spend on a budget best for them if the fares charged are far too low compared to The Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff.

Let’s compare says BIT Partner

Vale of Glamorgan 194 in the national table up to 2 miles. Rural borough.

Cardiff 221 in the national farel table up to 2 miles. City

Bridgend 320 in the national fare table up to 2 miles. Rural borough

BCBC continue to have no logic and so does the shared regulatory services.

The fact of the matter BCBC continue to play games with the Bridgend taxi trade as they are quite aware they have manipulated the last fare proposal to surpress the Bridgend taxi trade and remain without comment for the failures to date like a guilty man that does not want to admit he is guilty.

Taxi Licensing head for Bridgend accused of being blind as a BAT