Breaking news today – Taxi fare strike force, looks likely to rear its ugly head over festive season
You ever bought food thats going off, folks, keep reading and get the catch of the day
Do you think your local council are plain dishonest, some do. have you proof or heard of such a thing, dont go away we have some real forensic news for your eyes only
Once again in an extraordinary account the taxi watch dog team catch Bridgend Council with an out right whopper, and on the record, about that bit, when they go in for a freedom of information request to investigate the true goings on of this council, with its connections, including media and political connections, in this woeful story, that gives one food for thought, even if you ride in a cab
A true story of a labour run council in Mid Glamorgan Wales, that appears power hungry and unprofessional,with a reputation for the same, if you keep your ear to the local ground
The Taxi Watch Dog team continues to monitor, as well as report over every dodgy aspect of this two organisation council, with their operations and practices, so not only are the taxi trade aware in Bridgend Wales, but also the unfortunate local public across the globe thinking of Bridgend in Wales, the home of UK MP Madeleine Moon elected President of NATO Parliamentary Assembly
Then in the same home, we have another member for Labour in the hot seat for TAXI WATCH DOG TEAMS scrutiny and the publics at this time, over some time now if you look back
Watch Dog Team found wording on the public consultation page and sent it to –
Cllr.Dhanisha.Patel@bridgend.gov.uk – Cabinet Member – Labour- has been spinning it large in the local press online recently over Bridgend Taxi Fares, on how they would be cheaper than Vale of Glamorgan, with further mention on the labour website, like a tasty samosa everyone should eat for their wellbeing, says Taxi Watch Dog Wales , even though it was clearly off, or way past the sell by date, and most certainly sold by a dancing joker with a lethal weapon called Labour , if 3 December 2018 was to be a date for any consideration, regarding giving Cabinet the consultation report in the normal way, so to speak
So lets take a look at Labour spin and shared regulatory services spin, and more folks, and see if you can spot false information, lies, deception, a dodgy public consultation in poor practices, in order to delay the process, past the sell by date, as long as you can, and make it sound good, even though you know full well its plain lies
Taxi Watch Dog says the council are definitely not only fooling the public, but deliberate in fooling the taxi trade with constant fake news, they will do anything to fool the public
Another anything is seen today folks, as a clear attempt to avert the current taxi HIT and Run strike like an Uber surge, which may way well effect the festive season now, once trade members get wind of the facts, regarding the fake news and impossible date set
Telling lies to the local media to make themselves look good is despicable do you not think folks, when is 14 days 28, and more importantly when is 14 days 20 days
Cllr Patel as we know works with shared regulatory services on the licensing committee, and therefore would have foreseen, that if the consultation was to end on Friday the 16th of November, it was unlikely that any report would have been compiled by the 20th of the same month, especially as Saturday and Sunday fall immediately after that date
Then of course as part of the frame work, you have the other Partner Dave Holland head of shared regulatory services, who talked down the Bridgend Taxi fare increase to Cabinet in the last meeting on the 23rd October this year, by talking about Uber and OLA, suggesting there was some kind of comparison for rural Bridgend county, with its small population and town, when comparing Cardiff City in his suggesting
As there is no trust in the system and many complaints on the table with the ombudsman service concerning the Bridgend taxi trade, covered in our previous blogs, we now reveal how bad this council can be to fool you stupid, as we listen into a telephone conversation that we call the catch of the day, when TAXI WATCH DOG WALES goes hunting on the 21st of November this year, prior to midday
It was reported in the local press that the consultation period was 28 days when Cllr Patel spoke up for her gem. If you read the email sent to TAXI WATCH DOG WALES and then below that it certainly looks like this lot cannot be trusted full stop, said one of the taxi watch dog team reading the response and going over the forensic evidence, the facts with dates and council meetings for Cabinet etc
Dear Mr Nelson,
The public consultation is now closed but it was advertised on our website until the closing date of 16 November.
What was the reason for extending the consultation given Cllr Patel and shared regulatory services head talked in the press of the 3rd of December. What Cabinet meeting was that originally scheduled for given the process was extended beyonD the 16th of November?
The date for implementation is subject to consideration of any valid objections and no timetable for further Member consideration has been set as yet.
Y Swyddfa Rhyddid Gwybodaeth | Freedom of Information Office
Gwasanaethau Gweithredol a Phartneriaethol | Operational and Partnership Services
Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Pen-Y-Bont ar Ogwr | Bridgend County Borough Council
Ffon / Phone: (01656) 643473
Ffacs / Fax: (01656) 657899
E-bost / E-Mail email@example.com
Gwefan / Website: www.bridgend.gov.uk
Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Rhowch wybod i ni os mai Cymraeg yw eich dewis iaith.
We welcome correspondence in Welsh. Please let us know if your language choice is Welsh.
I regret your information is incorrect as to the closing date of the 16th of November.
The agenda will be displayed in the week before the meeting
Proposed venue: Committee Rooms 1/2/3, Civic Offices Angel Street Bridgend CF31 4WB
Taxi consultation did not close on the 16th of November as stated.
To allow manufactured window tints on licensed vehicles in Cardiff.
Cardiff County Council does not allow manufactured window tints on any Hackney Carriage or Private Hire vehicle licensed by themselves.It costs drivers up to £2000 to change these tints to clear glass and we feel that this rule discriminates against Cardiff licensed drivers, as all neighbouring authorities allow window tints. And they are able to work in Cardiff alongside us due to the cross border hiring loophole in the law.Many passengers that use wheelchairs would much rather tinted glass for privacy when traveling as do many business travellers whilst being transferred from airports etc
All we ask is that we have a level playing field when competing for work with cars from neighbouring authorities.Solution
During November’s Public Protection Committee meeting Cardiff Council went back on an earlier decision to allow window tints, albeit with the condition that those cars with tints have internal CCTV fitted at the drivers expense.
The decision was reversed due to legal implications arising from compulsory CCTV.
Equality and Human Rights Commission in Wales
The Equality and Human Rights Commission in Wales (External link – Opens in a new tab or window) champions equality and human rights for all. It works to end discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human rights, and build good relations. The aim is to ensure everyone has a fair chance to participate in society.