Today at 7:48 03/10/17
Attention Cabinet Office – Attention Karen
I would first like to thank you for acknowledgement of my conversation for the record to show, prior to your holiday.
Since speaking to you I have asked the SHARED REGULATORY SERVICES for a public apology for asset stripping the BIT proposal. As usual when they find matters too difficult they tend to ignore or simply hang up and then are never heard from again. It has been more than 14 days since I sent emails to both email addresses at Cardiff. which includes messages left at the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff office for Dave Holland to Apologies on the record also.
It is now many weeks since 13/07/17 when further contact by email was acknowledged, but in usual fashion not replied to by Yvonne Witchell – team leader head
We have established a pattern on the record.
Telephone recording also show a pattern. Email recieved show a pattern.
To be told x will happen in writing and then for it not to happen is all part of what is now held on file.
It certainly does not take 2 years to tell members that taxi drivers want a fare increase.
Since November last year I have worked hard to give the taxi department of BCBC ample opportunity to deal with the problems before those in the trade including myself. As a result both Daniel Cook and Yvonne Witchell were made aware that I was compiling evidence to be used in court if necessary if there was any fowl play or mal practice which would clarify my or our position as a taxi driver.
A number of factors have been recorded with clear evidence now that the most recent minutes have been released, which also confirm the mistakes made now clearly on the record for all to judge including a judge.
Settlement was on the table but licensing and the shared regulatory services head have now squashed the settlement as it is more than 14 days since the Cabinet meeting. As the public were not given the taxi costs and therefore have not been given the opportunity to take part in a consultation which formed part of the settlement. Then now we have a dilemma. Hence the apology as quite clearly I have better things to do than repeat the mistakes made by others in the past for potentially decades.
The purpose of the proposal was to establish the true cost of running a taxi including wages, rather than a guessing game which is where we are today because shared regulatory services removed the formula to calculate the costs. The emails on the record are quite revealing.
That is not the only issue as the new car policy has some Parity issues, which now also form part of any potential action.
Because of the mess and the fact I am now losing 50 per every paid mile at least, I believe it’s time to sit around the table and discuss this matter so we can find a resolution, as I am no longer able to continue running at a loss whilst chasing long hours to try and make up that loss. I find the whole matter damaging at this time. This far I have recorded a damaging loss of at least £1 to date, as I continue to record the damage daily –
There are several options available to settle this matter and I believe it is time to look at the logic of how myself and others are being treated given what forensic evidence we now hold and the now costs associated as a result of this damaging experience.
I look forward to a meeting as soon as possible to minimise the damage that is being done to me as a Bridgend taxi driver that handed over the formula and got it signed for at the same time I was renewing my taxi badge with Wendy of licensing, who signed for the document at the time, with a separate copy made available for her and Yvonne Witchell. Reception have also recieved copies addressed to the chief executive.
All of which BIT hold proof of delivery in the file.
Hard copies of this email will also be sent out in the public interests
Bridgend Independant Taxi membership Partner (BIT) and Taxi driver
Tel: 0871 789 1234