Taxi Trade Watch Dogs on the case in Bridgend describe Bridgend Chief Executive and Bridgend county borough council Cabinet as slow and stuck in a groove and so fail the taxi trade always in a race of Taxi economics v BCBC taxi logic . The misconceptions that BCBC are on top of matters must now be realised if you are thinking of getting a taxi Badge Bridgend, as they are most certainly not, even if they do stamp the taxi application for a taxi badge in Bridgend Civic offices and make it look good in the public eye. Fact if you go under cover or look closely at the other side of the coin including the consideration for a new driver application pack if applying to be a bridgend taxi driver
BIT Partners caught that BIT and more as part of their on going investigation as Watch Dogs of the taxi trade in Wales. Beware if you are considering getting a taxi badge in Bridgend with all the various or other application forms and licenses and fees for taxis in the borough for those thionking or applying to be a Bridgend taxi
The BCBC economic understanding of the taxi trade is staggering if not slow or plain dull when you go compare and look at all the facts. BCBC have unusual taxi values and actioning speeds
The borough council have a lot to issues if one was to look at what speed the local Bridgend taxi trade matters are handled and dealt with, when issues relating to their well being and economic survival or more.
Even the councils handling of simple processes, and simple matters that could or do affect the public, also relating to getting a taxi or being charged a fare is also alarmingly slow at times when dealing with simple issues if you go compare other boroughs around the country as a point of fact. On reflection the evidence points to BCBC being very far behind on the understanding of how taxis need to be and what the public expect
Today The Taxi Trade Watch Dogs – BIT Partners continue to see a pattern of BCBC slack habits that affect the local taxi trade economically and their viability to have sanity in an already difficult job in this small town and borough that requires fees from them all and much more. Many taxi drivers complain of the poor standards in operations by BCBC that in effect control and put down their earnings to level not acceptable in the real world if they were to consider getting a Bridgend taxi badge today
Today there is an ongoing economic race to the finish line between Bridgend Council V The Taxi Trade – Taxi Driver. One is awake where the other is slack and fast or devoid of how things should or could be done for the better of the taxi trade who need to come good like other taxi trades regulated with understanding of what the taxi trade needs in Britain and Wales to win the taxi race of economics with taxi costs on route that keep running
Such has been the logic in the relationship for the taxi driver of BCBC and those that affect the well being of the taxi trade in Bridgend and those with a taxi badge; it comes across like the story of the tortoise and the hare, but over time both sides end up being flattened because of BCBC policy relating to taxi matters from the start, It looks like a race but in actuality the taxi will be over run like road kill
Senior Partner for the taxi Watch Dogs in Wales, described these BCBC ancient practices as behind the times, and not dealing with reality ,as the local taxi trade including those with a taxi badge are given a low priority always as if they don’t matter anymore to those that regulate them. A practice not consistent in a great majority of boroughs across the country including Cardiff and Carmarthenshire for example
It’s simply slack from the top down, including at shared regulatory services when it comes to taxi matters or taxi questions in Bridgend borough. The finish line never really insight as logic in this race seems to be flattened from the start if it involves Bridgend Council and taxi issues for those with a taxi badge
BIT partner’s Watch Dogs of the taxi trade ask BCBC always as part of that BIT remit for those that are in the taxi trade or have a taxi badge or thinking of applying for a Bridgend Taxi badge…
When long standing taxi driver of the borough spoke to BIT recently, he said it was embarrassing to be a Bridgend Borough Taxi driver with a valid taxi badge today, when you read how the trade is treated compared to Cardiff and others. It makes you feel ashamed to be a Taxi driver of this borough or stupid for applying for a taxi badge and license after looking at the fees, fares and licensing practices after you completed the application process to be a taxi driver further down the line, to later discover you are in the lowest economic bracket for earnings as a taxi driver with a taxi badge in Wales today. It makes you feel like you have a slave master out to run you down for no good reason in today’s Taxi economics in Wales
One would ask BCBC Chief Executive when you examine the taxi facts for those with a Bridgend Taxi Badge out there today, reported regularly by The BIT organisation as a result of their Taxi news network reporting as Watch Dogs of the taxi trade in Wales for that BIT …..
In an email to Karen Williams PA to the leader of BCBC Cabinet, Senior Partner communicates by email to Cabinet whilst awaiting for Cabinet to respond to the 4 page laminate acknowledged by recorded delivery post 27/02/18, and later by Karen Williams as seen on Bit News – Facebook in the last couple of weeks.
Effectively there has not been a response to the documents in the 30 days from 27/02/18 given we are now April 16 and counting.
It is not uncommon for communications to have lengthy delays or unreasonable delays if it relates to taxis in Bridgend and the taxi trade. A factor now common for BCBC and taxi licensing, including shared regulatory services, which has demonstarted overtime what they serve up to the local Bridgend taxi driver or Taxi Trade, from the off
BIT Partner’s are of the view that a member of the public applying for a Bridgend Taxi driver badge should think first or think again, if he or she thinks their is a democracy for taxi drivers in the borough
BIT is of the opinion after dealing with the council for more than a year and being impartial by proving evidence in their taxi news as Watch Dogs for the taxi trade in Wales today to catch that BIT or show you that BIT if you are considering working Bridgend at this time as a taxi driver…
Bridgend Taxi economics or BCBC practices for the taxi trade are certainly not a new friend to keep. Unless you want to have a relationship with eyes shut to keep the relationship going, with the economic failures with consequences as a result.
Following the BIT investigation in to taxi life in Bridgend, as a Taxi Driver, BIT Partners have started a black list of boroughs to be avoided if you are thinking of being a taxi driver and applying for the new driver application pack. The new list puts Bridgend County Borough Council at the top of it’s borough taxi blacklisted list for those thinking of applying for a Taxi Badge at this time in Bridgend County Borough Council.
Bridgend Taxi licensing have earned the top place if members of the public are giving consideration to applying to Bridgend for a taxi license or a taxi badge Bridgend
A BIT researcher contacted Daniel Cook – Policy Officer for BCBC and shared regulatory services when taxi matters are involved. BIT as usual look for good grounds to look at BCBC and their taxi licensing procedures as part of the structure that includes the involvement of the Chief Executive of Bridgend Council.
Below the email and questions from the BIT organisations researcher looking for a fair comparison to the way things are done at BCBC – Bridgend or Cardiff for example who are also part of the shared regulatory services of course that report to BCBC:
As you are aware Cardiff recently had their taxi fares increased and implemented much faster by years and months in each and every stage. Bridgend Taxi trade however caught for years by a slow coach called BCBC to this day
To whom it may concern
The Cardiff Council Byelaws require vehicle proprietors to display the current table of fares in their hackney carriage.
A copy of the table of fares (printed internally) is available for licence holders to collect from the Public Carriage Office on Sloper Road. Alternatively, proprietors may choose to print a copy which is available from the Cardiff Council websitehttps://www.cardiff.gov.uk/ENG/Business/Licences-and-permits/Taxi/Documents/Hackney%20Carriage%20Fares%202015.pdf
Daniel Cook | Licensing Policy Officer
Shared Regulatory Services / Gwasanaethau Rheoliadol a Rennir
Phone| Ffon: (029) 2087 1022
Mobile | Symudol: 07966235291
Only days ago an email was sent by the Senior BIT Partner as the Taxi Trade Watch Dogs had seen enough at this point and needed to look at this stupid horse the taxi trade back with their taxi badge in Bridgend, that comes with some unusual practices
Senior Partner sent this in response to forensic evidence supplied by Daniel Cook shared regulatory services Policy officer for taxi licensing in Cardiff – Bridgend – Vale of Glamorgan to BCBC Cabinet leader’s PA whilst they await Cabinet’s response to the 4 page document previously received by BCBC in late Feb this year
Dear Mr Nelson
I refer to your latest email and confirm that revised tariff sheets with the card fees removed will be available shortly.
Adran Trwyddedu | Licensing Section
Gwasanaethau Gweithredol a
The email continues to Karen Williams PA ….
In January this year legislation was passed to prohibit card charges for payment by Card. However todate Bridgend have failed to amend the taxi tariff charge of £1 for payment by card.
—– Forwarded message —–From: “Cook, Daniel” <Daniel.Cook2@cardiff.gov.uk>To: “email@example.com” <firstname.lastname@example.org>Cc:
After being trapped in economic deadlock by BCBC’s taxi ways, the reality for Bridgend Taxi drivers……
Bridgend go around the bush and back again and again where as in Wales, a place called Cardiff, they get straight to the taxi point. Just like many other boroughs around Britain and Wales today thay know how a taxi should roll today
On examination you will see that a single fare proposal can be put out for consultation with objections from even the taxi trade received as part of the norm when a proposal has been put in. Let the public decide including those in the taxi trade that wish to object.
That’s what happens in a modern day democracy example called Cardiff. Is Cardiff the only place in Wales for taxi democracy today or is it rigged specially to keep Bridgend business down or Taxi driver down?
When will Cabinet answer those 3 page questions? When will it be economically viable for taxi drivers applying for taxi badge?
BCBC – Bridgend Council – Bridgend county Borough Council Chief executive – operations – shared regulatory services – taxi licensing – licensing officers……
When will Bridgend Taxi trade and the Bridgend public see responsible behavior from Angel Street Civic offices when it comes to Bridgend Taxis or Guys driving Bridgend Cabs looking to do the right thing by getting people safely to their destination. When will a Bridgend Taxi driver or the would be member of the public applying for a Bridgend taxi badge get sound minds involved in the running of Bridgend county borough council who regulate taxi fares and vehicle age policies not forgetting MOT testing for Taxis? Why should Bridgend Taxis still have to buy a new car/ taxi in Bridgend? or be subject to the BCBC slow motion punch for the taxi trade before or after a public consultation?
Why does the Bridgend Taxi driver always end up with the sucker punch from Bridgend Council run by the chief executive with their taxi licensing communication ways for the taxi trade. A Bridgend Taxi badge application does not let you know about the £18,000 a year expenses struggle in 2018 and prior to 2011, or the last 5 years for the taxi trade and taxi driver licensed by Bridgend,taxi licensing who regulate their income without real and proper consideration, which has been proven to be the case when even the chief executive is involved
How slow can a council really be and be acceptable today in Wales? Do taxi drivers of Bridgend really deserve that BIT that hits the spot to catch drive in time, every time with that bit?
Whats your view? Are BCBC behind the times and slow, do they realise their own mistakes? or do they just turn a blind eye for political gain or gains to make themselves look good as they no not what they do? or do they? Will Bridgend catch up and reform? Will there ever be real change much needed for the taxi trade
The BIT organisation continues to explore and expose the poor practices that affect even the man or woman of Bridgend today. To show logic is not being applied as we know it in the real world called Britain or Wales as a taxi business in 2018 or those that seek wages not below £7.50 per hour. Are Bridgend council forcing the gig economy on Bridgend Taxi drivers for no good reason?
Bridgend Taxi drivers continue their starvation as a result of poor BCBC policies which allow BCBC to neglect the understanding of how taxis stay in business, with the correct levels of economic balance needed today, with calculations needed today to reflect the real economic position reflected by progressive councils that understand trade costs and their levels from £18,000 + in costs before a taxi driver can consider eating, , and so the BIT organisation as The Watch Dogs of the taxi trade ask BCBC Cabinet on behalf of those taxi drivers and Taxi Trade members of the Bridgend Cab business
See the story of Bridgend Taxi drivers continued slump on Bit News Facebook – The place for up to date taxi news if you wish to face the music, and see how low the Bridgend taxi driver sits in the world of true taxi economics if you want a wage from the job or just nuts. With more on other Taxi organisations up coming and recognised by shared regulatory services in Cardiff. Catch that BIT on Bit News facebook with it’s frequent posts for facebook fans that like being served nuts
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