Bridgend cabbie-Cab Rental firms escape the law-Council chief executive gets proof from Carmarthenshire licensing on how it is done

Is Bridgend councils legal team really any good, would you like the real truth

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We ask the public to listen in to a crucial telephone conversation that explains why Bridgend taxi licensing have been blacklisted by The Taxi Watch Dog – BIT organisation

Chief executive for Bridgend council faces another taxi bungle after shared regulatory services set policies or put them potentially in motion, and then committee approve them after a public consultation in this case

You ever filled out an application form. They ever missed out a bit or a crucial bit

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Carmarthenshire taxi licensing prove the case in a interview that leaves very little doubT if you are thinking of taking money from the public like Bridgend council do, after the public have read the councils website, and forms and guidance notes, for licensing a Bridgend taxi to rent one to a would be client in Wales.

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Taxi Watch Dog shows the public how it really is done after an email from the council on the subject earlier today:

Is your council embarrassing –

We take you now into a real situation with the Taxi Watch Dog Wales on the case

 

Below we show the string of emails from this rather unusual that even wants to enforece what they have not written up properly in a legal like fashion, before asking people for money, including the public going out and making an investment on a street taxi to eventually present to Bridgend council, after filling out their application forms available online

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Attention Darren Mepham
Subject – cease harassment by way of enforcement because the council are in deep mal administration over taxis and that bit

Thank you for coming on the record on the Intended use policy matter, in the public interests.

When a body is in mal administration many bungles take place.
The BIT organisation are now satisfied that many and all Hackney carriage taxi drivers are still without any notification of an Intended use policy being active on their vehicle as the council have failed to process applications with proper notice at the point of sale or at the point of application. There are no guidance notes or conditions.  Therefore until the council amend their current mal administration documents they cannot enforce such a policy. Therefore you are herby given notice to cease any intended use of enforcement on hackney carriage vehicles and drivers, until such time the council get their act together and get out of mAl administration mode in respect to conditions, policies and byelaws related to the taxi driver on the front line including proprietors of a Hackney carriage’s – street taxis – taxi sign on top
For a lesson on how it is really done in Wales at the application process etc,  will be posted on bitnews725.wordpress.com and a audio file sent to Mr Darren Mepham and taxi licensing and complaints.
ThIs email will be published in the public interests.
We trust Darren Mepham office will acknowledge it.
Yours sincerely
D Nelson
For and on behalf of the BIT organisation

 

On Tue, 18 Sep 2018 at 9:05, foi
<foi@bridgend.gov.uk> wrote:

Dear Mr Nelson,

The Council has approved an Intended Use Policy which is available at:https://democratic.bridgend.gov.uk/mgAi.aspx?ID=5608&LLL=0

There has been no requirement as yet to enforce this policy and therefore there is no documentation available in the category “that their vehicle is subject to an intended use policy since May 2016”

Yours sincerely,

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-Mailfoi@bridgend.gov.uk

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.

From: Mr MoneyPenny [mailto:mrmoney.penny@ymail.com]
Sent: 05 September 2018 10:01
To: complaints
Subject: Foi request – hackney carriage intended use

To whom it may concern

Following a freedom of information request regarding rules.

Can the council now show where it is written within thE documentation sent to proprietors that thei’r vehicle is subject to an intended use policy since May 2016

Yours sincerely

D Nelson

BIT ORGANISATION

Taxi Watch Dog Wales

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BRIDGEND COUNCIL GETS ASS WHOOPED-OUT NOW-Volume One by TAXI WATCH DOG WALES-A YouTube Taxis Special

BIT organisation release their TAXI WATCH DOG WALES Volume ONE Album – A  YouTube ALBUM collection -Bridgend council gets ASS whooped because of that bit

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A story first ever, for the Bridgend Public out there to take in. The current volume one is now out for public consumption, the complete collection.  TAXI WATCH DOG TEAM working in the public interest so they know how it rolls against them

We ask the public -Do you do professional or unprofessional – should your council for bucks

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The  Taxi Watch Dog collection now available to the public for free direct from the BIT organisation today, so you too can find that BIT about Bridgend Taxis today

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Bridgend Council Policy officer convicts their prohibitive equality practices-Taxi drivers and public to look at a damaging claim on the record

Bridgend council may find themselves in hot water over this email forwarded to the ombudsman service by THE TAXI WATCH DOG recently, after it was reported today on BIT NEWS, that Bridgend council are dodging the bullet on this one on the record, as they are firmly in denial all the way to the top, after allowing private hire vehicles to be plated unfairly say many street taxis forced to buy new cars, still
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From: Cook, Daniel <Daniel.Cook2@cardiff.gov.uk>
Sent: Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 16:04:55 GMT
Subject: Re: Bridgend Taxi Forum

Good afternoon,

The Licensing Authority were recently approached by licensed drivers wishing to create a group to represent the licensed trade in Bridgend raising a number of issues that they would like us to look into and make possible changes to current policy.

An example of the issues that were raised include:

·         The current age policies being prohibitive

·         The limited availability of 6/7/8 seater vehicles (and the prohibitive cost of purchasing one new)

·         The harmonisation of hackney carriage/private hire vehicle policies

Following this meeting I wish to carry out a review of the policies in Bridgend in relation to hackney carriage/private hire vehicles. In order to assist in this process I would like to hold a taxi forum to enable the trade and other relevant parties to raise any issues that would like to see addressed and to comment on any proposals.

At this stage I would like to get an idea of anybody that would be interested in attending a forum or have any other issues that they would like to discuss.

If you could please respond to let me know if you would be interested in attending a forum.

Kind regards,

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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| Ffon: (029) 2087 1022

Mobile | Symudol: 07966235291

Email / Ebost: dan.cook@cardiff.gov.uk

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Mae’n bosibl bod gwybodaeth gyfrinachol yn y neges hon. Os na chyfeirir y neges atoch chi’n benodol (neu os nad ydych chi’n gyfrifol am drosglwyddo’r neges i’r person a enwir), yna ni chewch gopio na throsglwyddo’r neges. Mewn achos o’r fath, dylech ddinistrio’r neges a hysbysu’r anfonwr drwy e-bost ar unwaith. Rhowch wybod i’r anfonydd ar unwaith os nad ydych chi neu eich cyflogydd yn caniatau e-bost y Rhyngrwyd am negeseuon fel hon. Rhaid deall nad yw’r safbwyntiau, y casgliadau a’r wybodaeth arall yn y neges hon nad ydynt yn cyfeirio at fusnes swyddogol Cyngor Dinas a Sir Caerdydd yn cynrychioli barn y Cyngor Sir nad yn cael sel ei fendith. Caiff unrhyw negeseuon a anfonir at, neu o’r cyfeiriad e-bost hwn eu prosesu gan system E-bost Gorfforaethol Cyngor Sir Caerdydd a gallant gael eu harchwilio gan rywun heblaw’r person a enwir.

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Bridgend Council workers charged-local Cabbies courting statement-How long they gonna do time in prison Elvis

Bridgend council Cabinet face charges for wasting money, the public get the scoop, says taxi watch dog wales, as Bridgend Cab drivers have been forced into bondage or prison, many feel

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In a deceive move by the BIT organisation,  Bridgend council have been challenged today, to come out, come out, where ever you are, and answer the one question on the HIT and Run strike agenda for Bridgend Cab Drivers, looking to surge on the matter, as how long is too long if it’s not good, we ask the pubic

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With the Elvis festival in Porthcawl near, there are a lot of questions for the public at this stage as a result of the poor administration in mal administration, that is BCBC that forces the taxi drivers hand

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A story covered in a previous blog was about Bridgend taxis taking stock on strike action, because they have had enough of running at below fares, and dealing with a Labour controlled so called democracy, that is so slow they could not catch a cold, as a result of running in mal administration mode, says the TAXI WATCH DOG TEAM, on their ongoing investigation into BCBC and SRS, with many complaint raised as a result for the taxi trade

TAXI WATCH DOG CUTS TO THE CHASE AND ASKS A DIRECT QUESTION FOR BRIDGEND CAB TRADE …

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Freedom of information request – how long??
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  • Mr MoneyPenny <mrmoney.penny@ymail.com>
    To:Complaints
    Cc:Licensing
    14 Sep at 14:09
    To whom it may concern
    This is an official BIT organisation communication from The BIT Senior Partner
    Attention
    The council recently held an unusual consultation with the taxi trade. Can the council now give a time line as to how long this process should or will take, as the process has already been criticized publicly, and in complaints still ongoing, with the ombudsman’s intervention
    1.We understand Daniel Cook is to write a report? What is the time line for the said report to be completed, and ready for Cabinet consumption, with or without Dave Holland?
    2. What is the estimated date it will go in front of Cabinet using a realistic yard stick? Please be aware that time is money still
    A. It should be noted that Daniel Cook’s reports are very slow and he does not want to be questioned on the subject. Fact!  TAXI WATCH DOG – Don’t mention the war –Taxi Watch Dog Wales – Don’t mention the war
    BIT formula doc please add with the amended tariff table supplied to Daniel Cook last year which is option 4. Or and explain the somerset formula example which includes taxi insurance that has gone up considerably since 2016. Wales reporting 42% increases. Increases being reported as high as 100%. Car Parts. Minimum wage up 23% since the last increase and more. A subject covered extensively by the TAXI WATCH DOG TEAM – BIT organisation
    What the document and formula does show if you take Bridgend taxi license fees, etc the outcome is more in 2018. A simple calculation laid out with empty mileage factored in also, as guided by the department of transport – A formula for the taxi trade. An example already supplied Cabinet available online. And you can quote me again
    Yours Sincerely
    D Nelson
    BIT organisation
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Daniel Cook Policy Officer to kill Bridgend taxi hearts over fare increase-Cabinet playing usual slowest game with Shared regulatory services

Bridgend taxis ballot box vote to be filed in the trash bin as the cook gets involved

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Daniel Cook Policy officer notorious for cooking it, needs to write a report folks, as usual, for Cabinet. Could it be another 2 years plus, says TAXI WATCH DOG TEAM after getting an email from the cheeky chappie today and looking at the shared regulatory services form book with Cabinet involvement. We ask the public are we up for more BS

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Shared regulatory services policy officer Daniel Cook, who some say is under close protection security as a result of the BIT investigation into Daniel Cook, shared regulatory services, Bridgend Cabinet, and council administration as a whole on taxi matters

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In a special article days ago on facebook, we talked Daniel Cook of Shared regulatory services

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The same policy officer responsible for writing reports for Bridgend Cabinet , known to delay indefinitely, and more when given the task to write a report

Below we show the special news story on Daniel Cook and security measures

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Bit News – special broadcast
Is your security good enough or do you need close protection security services?
Do you think like a hunt?

Policy officer Daniel Cook for taxi licensing maybe hunted?
May have a security firm protecting him from taxi drivers after BIT organisation telephone call to taxi licensing suggested Daniel Cook was kept under close protection,
A security firm in Swansea was contacted to see if he would spill the beans as his security firm was named “Close Protection Security Services The guy we spoke to named Chris Hunt said – although his firm had all the moves in security services, He was not aware he had a contract with Mr Cook or shared regulatory services or Bridgend taxi licensing
https://www.yell.com/…/close-protection-security-services-…/
More news as we get it on this rather unsual story with a phone call yet to be released into the public domain regarding this Daniel Cook chap and his security against that BIT or a Hunt

Bridgend’s only taxi news if you feel like a hunt sometimes
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BIT Senior Partner casts his vote and goes for Tariff 4 in an email compiled with the use  of a post found on BIT NEWS which made good sense with more added in-

 


  • Cook, Daniel <Daniel.Cook2@cardiff.gov.uk>
    To:mrmoney.penny@ymail.com
    10 Sep at 09:59

    Good morning Mr Nelson,

    I confirm that we have received your submission and it will be included.

    Regards,

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    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

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    From: Mr MoneyPenny [mailto:mrmoney.penny@ymail.com]
    Sent: 07 September 2018 13:33
    To: licensing
    Subject: Taxi Tariff option 4 submission

    Good afternoon

    It’s sunny here in these here parts.

    319 was sent a letter recently and asked to choose from 4 tariffs

    Bridgend taxi driver 319 chooses number 4

    Comments as to why:

    1. It is a tariff already used in Wales and Carmarthenshire for up to 4 passengers.

    2.  It moves the tariff 2 to 22:00 a later time more in keeping with the rest of the trade.

    5. Between 20:00 and 22:00 passengers will see the half mile distance cheaper

    4. If you just apply basic economics to the current fare tariff that was created in 2011 and apply only 3% year on year then you will get a figure that is very close (only 3p out on a 2 mile journey) to option 4. Also it would bring us to within a 2% difference to over 25% of the rest of the uk with another 10% being charged more and over 70% of the uk would have less than a 10% deviation. If you compare it to the minimum wage then the increase is exactly the same. I’m sorry but I don’t think it is fare for taxi drivers to have less pay compared to nearly 8 years ago and those on minimum wage to have much more. Even if the wage of a driver went up so have fuel and cost of car and insurance. Other options are not as good.

    Option 4 is the right choice for Bridgend as a maximum fare.

    5. We have stated previously that the calculations to run a cab fall at option 4 as the bare minimum.

    Please confirm you would add this vote for number 4 as requested in your recent letter.

    An email of acknowledged will I have?

    Yours sincerely

    Mr Nelson  – 319

    Also Senior Partner of the BIT Organisation

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    Mae’n bosibl bod gwybodaeth gyfrinachol yn y neges hon. Os na chyfeirir y neges atoch chi’n benodol (neu os nad ydych chi’n gyfrifol am drosglwyddo’r neges i’r person a enwir), yna ni chewch gopio na throsglwyddo’r neges. Mewn achos o’r fath, dylech ddinistrio’r neges a hysbysu’r anfonwr drwy e-bost ar unwaith. Rhowch wybod i’r anfonydd ar unwaith os nad ydych chi neu eich cyflogydd yn caniatau e-bost y Rhyngrwyd am negeseuon fel hon. Rhaid deall nad yw’r safbwyntiau, y casgliadau a’r wybodaeth arall yn y neges hon nad ydynt yn cyfeirio at fusnes swyddogol Cyngor Dinas a Sir Caerdydd yn cynrychioli barn y Cyngor Sir nad yn cael sel ei fendith. Caiff unrhyw negeseuon a anfonir at, neu o’r cyfeiriad e-bost hwn eu prosesu gan system E-bost Gorfforaethol Cyngor Sir Caerdydd a gallant gael eu harchwilio gan rywun heblaw’r person a enwir.

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    Mr MoneyPenny <mrmoney.penny@ymail.com>
    To:Cook, Daniel
    10 Sep at 18:03
    Congratulations you made the news today.
    REGARDS
    TAXI WATCH DOG WALES TEAM

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Taxi Watch Dog Tells Council Chief Exec -Taxi driver ripped off warning

Bridgend council chief executive stubborn with council legal department over taxi enforcement and agreeing to stopping it, until matters are sorted.

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A written undertaken has been requested more than once -For Bridgend taxi enforcement to cease enforcement until they get their act together with the taxi trade on the matter of Byelaws – regulations that all taxi drivers need to know at this point. No secrets please was the hint, and no taxi enforcement surprises, can you do it properly like Cardiff soon?

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Newbies that wish to become a taxi driver are required to pay for a course which tells them the rules for being a taxi driver. After an investigation into the rules, it was discovered following a freedom of information request, that the council only provide part of the rules to successful applicants for a Bridgend taxi badge. leaving all clueless at the end.

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In the council’s reply to the freedom of information request they used the following wording used in a document dated May 2016, for a would be taxi driver owning his own vehicle , to justify their segregation of the rules from the 18 section leaflet known as Byelaws, one Bridgend taxi driver called his taxi badge bible

The Council will take appropriate action against any non-compliance of this condition.  I attach a copy of the conditions referred to above.

The BIT team took note on the wording relating to the tariff and it’s limitations shown below as well as section 13-

together with a notice displaying the limitations on the fare rates and charges to be made.

11. The Council may decide to suspend, revoke or refuse to renew any licence in
respect of a Hackney Carriage for any reasonable cause including:-
(a) that the Hackney Carriage is unfit for use as a Hackney Carriage;
(b) any offence under, or non-compliance with, the provisions of the Town
Police Clauses Act 1847 or Part 11 of the Local Government
(Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 or the Council’s Hackney Carriage
and Licence Conditions, on the part of the proprietor, operator or driver.
13. Every person who shall offend against the Council’s Byelaws shall be liable
on summary conviction to a fine.
DATED May 2016

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In effect new taxi drivers are not handed all the information – byelaws, but are instead handed a leaflet with 18 sections only, and not all the other sections of the byelaws a cabbie must know. Subsequently there are more rules-byelaws and conditions to be met, which do affect taxi drivers that either own their vehicles or drive a rented taxi or a taxi, especially when it comes to enforcement matters with rules, regulations, byelaws and conditions. Its generally understood that the cab driver is on the front line and not the person that rents the cab to him or her

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Previously BIT senior Partner Mr Nelson pointed out to the council’s legal department that the council are in mal administration over taxi matters, in a telephone conversation setting out a few rules, as the council have a reputation of being diabolical deliberately as a matter of course, as a result of being in mal administration, warns TAXI WATCH DOG on the Bridgend Council Case

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We already have it now firmly on the record that even Cabinet will tell the ombudsman service they never got emails or letters from the BIT organisation including the four page document – where they said they had already answered the questions, when they clearly had not

Yeah Cabinet were in on it too folks

Today the BIT organisation file a new complaint with Bridgend county borough council and their chief executive Mr Darren Mephem as the taxi course was and is inadequate37789523_2206112616289536_3230141235695976448_n

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So It has come to light that when you buy your taxi there are more rules which the council only tell taxis about if they buy a taxi,  and so they must read the paper work handed them from the council, when they register the vehicle for taxi work, and are given a unique number to put on the side of their car,  when they are also provided a taxi tariff. Thinking you know it all will be a mistake handed down to the taxi driver by Bridgend taxi licensing as part of the first phase of being a taxi driver in the borough under mal administration

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Many taxi drivers feel they do know the rules, when asked

Actually many if not most, do not realize they have been given more rules or byelaws, slipped them with a load of paper work including a hackney carriage certificate, as a vehicle owner, stickers, test papers etc

For those that do not own their own cars,  have no real idea about enforcement and how that could affect their job or security in the job on any one day

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With many drivers not owning their own cars and renting from local firms like Cymru Leasing, many remain ignorant to how they can be affected even when it comes to enforcement, in an accident situation, and more.

All of which should have been taught at the Bridgend taxi course, with the rules handed them at the end of the course, this taxi course which costs several hundred pounds, when all said and done, including being criminally checked.

It has already come to light that Cardiff put all the rules in one place under – Byelaws

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BIT Senior Partner accuses the council of being in mal administration, disjointed and unfair to taxi drivers as a whole by leaving out the rules in the taxi course or in the byelaws handed out at the end of the course, with the message to make sure you read them.

Subsequently a stage one complaint was sent by the BIT organisation to the chief executive and complaints Bridgend council

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inadequate training in taxi laws at point of sale – Stage one complaint
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  • Mr MoneyPenny <mrmoney.penny@ymail.com>
    To:Complaints
    Cc:darren.mepham@bridgend.gov.uk
    8 Sep at 22:14
    inadequate training in taxi laws at point of sale – Stage one complaint
    Taxi training course not fit for purpose as rule book only provided in part and the same applies to knowledge of all the rules for a would be taxi driver – section 1 – 18
    Taxi drivers expect to get/learn all the byelaws at the taxi course in Bridgend Council offices
    Taxi drivers expect in good faith that they are paying to get all the rules handed to them at the end or during the course or both
    Thus far there is no evidence of the same after a TAXI WATCH DOG investigation
    I trust that clarifies the matter
    Yours Sincerely
    Senior Partner
    For and on behalf on the BIT organisation
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Rewind again Selector-Disjointed Bridgend Council sack themselves over Bridgend Taxis and complaints handling

You ever been caught with your trousers down on the run?
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Senior Partner heading the Bridgend case demands order from Bridgend complaints handling and Bridgend council,  as Christina Hill of shared regulatory services gets the sack all legal like, following a conversation with Bridgend’s legal department about a telephone conversation regarding who is responsible, and you did not send it to us – BCBC,
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BIT organisation discovered the flaw when they reviewed the forensic evidence to be sure. You will see email communication below showing the council being asked to sort their sh…TTTT out
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  • complaints <complaints@bridgend.gov.uk>
    To: mrmoney.penny@ymail.com’
    7 Sep at 08:41

    Dear Mr Nelson,

    I acknowledge receipt of your 2 e-mails received on 4 September, your 6 e-mails received 5 September and your 2 e-mails received 6 September 2018.

    Yours sincerely,

    Charlotte Branford | Information and Data Protection Officer
    Chief Executive’s Directorate | Bridgend County Borough Council | Civic Offices | Angel Street | Bridgend | CF31 4WB
    Tel :    (01656) 643565|  Email: Charlotte.Branford@bridgend.gov.uk| Websitewww.bridgend.gov.uk

    Swyddog Gwybodaeth a Diogelu Data

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Re: Stage 1 Complaint
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  • Hill, Christina
    Dear Mr Nelson, Bridgend Council are in receipt of several subsequent emails by you, some of which are detailed within my complaint response email dated 16th July 2018. Please could you advise whether you are satisfied with the response provided under stage 1 or whether you are requesting that this matter be dealt with under stage 2 of the Vale of Glamorgan complaints policy. I also note that you have queried the policy to which officers adhere to in relation to enforcement. I have therefore included below a link to the SRS Enforcement Policy which is included on our website. http://www.srs.wales/Documents/About-Us/SRS-Compliance-and-Enforcement-Policy.pdf I do however acknowledge that you have logged a further two complaints under stage 1 in relation to alleged bullying and discrimination and also concerns over the distribution of the current taxi fare consultation. I will therefore look into these matters and provide a response to you by the end of next week. Many thanks Christina Christina Hill | Operational Manager Commercial Services Shared Regulatory Services / Gwasanaethau Rheoliadol a Rennir Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr, Caerdydd a Bro Morgannwg Phone/ Ffon : 01446 709344 Mobile phone | Ffôn symudol: 07966550947 Email / E-bost: Chill@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk Website / Gwefan http://www.srs.wales The Council welcomes correspondence in English or Welsh and we will ensure that we communicate with you in the language of your choice, whether that’s English, Welsh or in Bilingual format as long as we know which you prefer. Please contact welshstandards@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk to register your language choice. If we do not receive your language choice, we will continue to correspond with you in accordance with current procedure. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay. Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg a Saesneg a byddwn yn sicrhau ein bod yn cyfathrebu â chi yn yr iaith o’ch dewis, boed yn Saesneg, yn Gymraeg ne
    6 Sep at 17:13
  • Mr MoneyPenny <mrmoney.penny@ymail.com>
    To:chill@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk
    Cc:Complaints
    6 Sep at 21:06
    Without Prejudice

    Good afternoon

    I note you offer no apology, nor have you sent me letters relating to my various complaints.
    Please provide the same so I may understand what you actually have and are talking about, as I cannot work with a disjointed organisation any other way
    You have been asked to agree the file a number of times.
    For avoidance of doubt such is the disjointed practices of BCBC and shared regulatory services, one finds that discrimination comes from mal administration which follows lack of professionalism.
    It is unfortunate that your handling of communications confirms the lack of professionalism in mal administration and the disjointed affects as a result
    For avoidance of doubt you too are affected
    I regret I am unable to open this pdf not found on the Bridgend Website
    Please send official complaint letter acknowledgements. Detailing the complaints and their dates when you communicate with the BIT organisation. This slap dash I have it all will not be tolerated. BCBC need to budget for their nonsense if they wish to invite complaints from the public as a result of the continued games whilst in mal administartion and trying to hide that fact
    Whilst you were causing your staff to act with discriminatory practices because you went blank for more than 3 months. Things have developed evrey day as we continue to investigate the nonsense.
    That discrimination complaint you have was not sent to you. Its was sent to BCBC. Therefore I can not authorise a disrespectful department to handle that particular case.
    In fact as you have become part of the problem we wrote to the ombudsman service and sent them this –https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQBL9TS2LLw
    Now, you will note BCBC legal department effectively give you the sack and I would have to concur if you have any paper work crossing.
    Therefore at this time you would be officially sacked – fired. return all complaints received back to BCBC so they can come on the record on the matter.
    Darren Mepham is aware of the situation. My serve. New balls
    We look forward to the new case handler who can send out letters on time showing the various complaints. so others are not sent out to BCBC instead, as per the conversation with Charlotte uploaded in the public interests and forwarded to the ombudsman service, and your most recent appearance.
    The basic problem with BCBC and shared regulatory service is they are in a disjointed mal administration status. In such a case they have to tie down those that ask them easy questions to answer. Then they get inventive to suppress and delay. Then you pop up out the blue to prove the same. Well done that organisation
    Please dont think you can write to me by email any way you feel. If you do you will need to provide an authorization letter from BCBC complaints authorizing you/shared regulatory services to handle my complaints.
    Inform Dave holland that you need more training to deal with BIT – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQBL9TS2LLw
    Also. there is a new blog uploaded about this discrimination mentioned which has two telephone calls with Bridgend council offices. Which has nothing to do with you at this time until Bridgend county borough council come on the record explaining all in relation to how they expect shared regulatory services to deal with complaints from the public when they go absent and fail to account why or keep in contact like a professional with a code to uphold
    I have copied in complaints so they can make the appropriate plans.
    I trust that clarifies the matter.
    Yours Sincerely
    D Nelson
    BIT Senior Partner
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    On Thu, 6 Sep 2018 at 17:13, Hill, Christina
    <chill@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk> wrote:

    Dear Mr Nelson,

    Bridgend Council are  in receipt of several subsequent emails by you, some of which are detailed within my complaint response email dated 16th July 2018.

    Please could you advise whether you are satisfied with the response provided under stage 1 or whether you are requesting that this matter be dealt with under stage 2 of the Vale of Glamorgan complaints policy.

    I also note that you have queried the policy to which officers adhere to in relation to enforcement. I have therefore  included below a link to the SRS Enforcement Policy which is included on our website.

    http://www.srs.wales/Documents/About-Us/SRS-Compliance-and-Enforcement-Policy.pdf

    I do however acknowledge that you have logged a further two complaints under stage 1 in relation to alleged bullying and discrimination and also concerns over the distribution of the current taxi fare consultation. I will therefore look into these matters and provide a response to you by the end of next week.

    Many thanks

    Christina

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    Christina Hill |  Operational Manager Commercial Services

    Shared Regulatory Services / Gwasanaethau Rheoliadol a Rennir

    Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan

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

    Phone/ Ffon : 01446 709344

    Mobile phone | Ffôn symudol: 07966550947

    Email / E-bost: Chill@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

    Website / Gwefan www.srs.wales

     

    The Council welcomes correspondence in English or Welsh and we will ensure that we communicate with you in the language of your choice, whether that’s English, Welsh or in Bilingual format as long as we know which you prefer. Please contactwelshstandards@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk to register your language choice. If we do not receive your language choice, we will continue to correspond with you in accordance with current procedure. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.

     

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    Huh, huh, huh. You know what I mean Harry

    TAXI WATCH DOG TALKS FRANK to DARREN MEPHAM

    Police do not take 5 weeks to see if stealing is an offence – Stage one complaint – the delays when dealing with the taxi trade have become ridiculous
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    Mr MoneyPenny <mrmoney.penny@ymail.com>
    To:
    darren.mepham@bridgend.gov.uk
    Cc:
    Complaints

    4 Sep at 07:33

    Without Prejudice

    Good day

    I have uploaded a blog, whilst I/we continue to work the case without prejudice,

    https://bitnews725.wordpress.com/

    We note you have acknowledged our previous contact for the first time.

    A response within 5 days would have been a more reassuring signal on a professional level.

    However we are satisfied that at the very least, when it comes to taxi matters, rational can some what get lost because of an administration in mal administration under a labour lead council aka BCBC

    It is of our popular legal opinion, and we have taken directions on the matter from third parties also – The time taken to deal with simple matters and complaints is a strategy adopted with the help of shared regulatory services. Our investigation and the administrative procedures as it were; completely in deep mal administration.
    Premiership managers get the sack if the team does not perform, I believe.
    In simple terms – You lot just dont cut the mustard in all due respect.
    Never the less we must suffer the injustices handed to the trade over time.Every which way

    There are a lot of unanswered questions and many complaints as we join this path together to resolve mal administration within

    I trust that clarifies the matter whilst we play the waiting game with an hour glass to feast our eyes on each time we make a complaint and it is not answered.

    We have learnt the ways under labour, visible from the first meeting, don’t you know.

    Did we think this was going to be an easy path? No. But we did know what to expect. We are not dissapointed to have the pleasure of exposing our findings.

    The BIT organisation confronts you after we went through the window to get there, as you would not let us in through the front door.

    I trust you will learn from what we call an almost 2 year file or mal administration all the way to Cabinet level.

    When BCBC play the same old tune about we didnt get this and we didnt get that. We know then, and again, that weve been on the right track from the get go.

    Resolution time ladies and gentleman and change.

    Cant be doing with any of this nonsense again.

    Time to pull socks up and get out of mal administration

    Yours Sincerely

    Senior Partner

    Mr Nelson
    For and on behalf of the BIT organisation and team – TAXI WATCH DOG WALES

    N.B This email will be published on BITNEWS725 for the public record to show