Hackney Carriage Taxi fares in Bridgend to increase 14 January 2019 tells Daniel Cook Policy officer to BIT Senior Partner

In the much awaited news release for the Bridgend Hackney Carriage Taxi trade,  the BIT organisation- Taxi Watch Dog Wales, has pleasure in announcing that Bridgend Hackney Carriage fares are to increase on the 14 of January 2019, which is the official implementation date, folks


After almost 8 years, and a 2 year fight to push for an increase in fares to bring Bridgend back to the real world of Hackney Carriage fares, BIT Senior Partner gets the signal the hackney carriage trade have been waiting for



Re: Bridgend Hackney Carriage Fare Tariff – Implementation Date2
  • Cook, Daniel <Daniel.Cook2@cardiff.gov.uk>
    3 Jan at 11:03

    Good morning,

    I am writing to advise that the amended hackney carriage tariff, approved by Bridgend Cabinet on 18 December, will be implemented on 14 January 2019.

    I have attached a copy of the tariff sheet.

    Kind regards,


    Daniel Cook Licensing Policy Officer

    Licensing Section / Adran Drwyddedu

    Shared Regulatory Services / Gwasanaethau Rheoliadol a Rennir

    Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan

    Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr, Caerdydd ar Bro Morgannwg

    Phone | Ffôn: 029 2087 1022

    Mobile | Symudol: 07966235291

    Email: dan.cook@cardiff.gov.uk




In a statement from Mr Nelson Senior Partner for the BIT organisation only moments ago, Mr Nelson said, we can safely say that Bridgend Cabinet did the right thing and chose a tariff that brought the trade up to a tariff level during the day, that the BIT organisation fought to push that point across, during our campaign to get Cabinet to listen to the trades needs. Our work is not finished as the vehicle age policy and MOT testing, is still on the table to be resolved.


RE: Hackney carriage age and MOT consultation – X04-936
  • foi <foi@bridgend.gov.uk>
    To:‘Mr MoneyPenny’
    3 Jan at 11:47

    Dear Sir/Madam

    FOI REQUEST X04-936

    We acknowledge your request for information received on 24th December 2018.

    We are considering your request and you should receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days, unless the information is exempt or we require additional time to consider whether disclosure is in the public interest in accordance with section 2 of the Freedom of Information Act.

    We will try to supply information in electronic format by email, but if this is not possible we will let you know. If you have any special requirements e.g. language, audio, large print, etc. then please let us know.

    The Act defines a number of exemptions which may prevent release of the information you have requested. Before we provide the information we will consider whether it is proper to release it and if any of the exemption categories do apply then the information will not be released. We will tell you if this is the case, and you will have a right of appeal.

    If the information you request contains reference to a third party then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to release the information to you. We will tell you if this is the case.

    You may have to pay a fee for this information. We will consider this and let you know. If so you will have to pay the fee before we process and release the information.

    If you have any queries or concerns, then please contact me directly. You can find out more about the Act from the Information Commissioner at:

    Information Commissioner’s Office – Wales 2nd Floor Churchill House Churchill Way Cardiff

    CF10 2HH

    Telephone: 02920 678400 Fax: 02920 678399

    Email: wales@ico.org.uk

    Website: https://ico.org.uk/

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    From: Mr MoneyPenny <mrmoney.penny@ymail.com>
    Sent: 23 December 2018 12:12
    To: complaints <complaints@bridgend.gov.uk>
    Cc: foi <foi@bridgend.gov.uk>
    Subject: Fw: Hackney carriage age and MOT consultation

    copy to complaints also

    —– Forwarded message —–

    From: Mr MoneyPenny <mrmoney.penny@ymail.com>

    To: Foi <foi@bridgend.gov.uk>

    Sent: Sunday, 23 December 2018, 10:44:17 GMT

    Subject: Hackney carriage age and MOT consultation

    To whom it may concern

    It is a year since the hackney carriage age policy consultation and MOT

    It has been established during the taxi fare consultations for the public and the trade, that the 2 consultation reports can be written up in a matter of days and not one year or years

    Therefore we must now ask when the report will be written up by Daniel Cook Policy officer so it may go in front of Cabinet, and on what date will it be on the Agenda for Cabinet to consider.

    We are looking for factual replies with factual dates so we arE not left gazing at the council’s meetings agenda till the cows come home.

    This freedom of information request is sent in the public and the taxi trade interest, as this matter has been on going now more than two years. A time frame that is unacceptable given it has already been proven there was no need for the matter to remain unreported for a year since the original public consultation in 2017

    We await a comprehensive reply with factual dates and times frames.

    Yours sincerely

    Senior Partner

    BIT organisation – Taxi Watch Dog Wales

    This email will be published in the public domain




Author: BITNEWS725

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