Dave Holland Shared Regulatory services head told to get his finger out the DYKE and head out the sand for a BIT

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Welcome to crisis Town as Bridgend’s Taxi Drivers find themselves caught in this crisis
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Bridgend Taxi drivers now shockingly forced to use an uneconomical Taxi tariff
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Bridgend Taxi Licensing head has refused to comment on the failures, and false promises and delays todate, as the local taxi trade are fed up of being ignored, and played with for now many years at a time. Bridgend taxi licensing – The game is up! It’s a Crisis in costs
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Local Councillor aids local taxi trade as Shared Regulatory services for BCBC lacks integrity, as taxi drivers uncover they are being targeted with damaging BCBC policies after a 11 Month targeted investigation regarding trade concerns

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Online greetings this day as we go Live to the taxi trade experience in Wales Today

We discuss and take a look at this Taxi news exposure of negatives detrimental to many Taxis controlled by Bridgend Taxi Licensing in Mid Glamorgan, Wales, in 2017

BIT Partner’s a trade entity, asks BCBC Cabinet for a Taxi Charter from Bridgend Taxi licensing, as the old ways don’t work anymore, not even for both of them

Read Bridgend’s only taxi news and feel the rank side of taxi life in Bridgend.

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Taxi Charter for Bridgend Taxi Trade – First email to mark pursuit of reform for the Bridgend Taxi Trade after 2 Taxi drivers took on the challenge almost a year ago.

complaints@bridgend.gov.uk  – V – Shared regulatory services

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Who is officer Shortly in Bridgend Licensing?

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Shortly, shortly is he “kingly of Longley?

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Today’s story for those that have been on a long journey it’s star date November 2017

A BIT shortly this taxi news this time for you Taxi Drivers and you and you, also for all the Bridgend Taxi Trade, or all those concerned at BCBC, Angel Street, including the general public living in the taxi zone of Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, that would like to tip Drive for putting up with it all like losers for years on end, whilst not even the Bridgend Public knew taxi drivers are being forced to run at a loss by up to 26%, as a result of a fare guessing game, they, BCBC, got wrong, many years ago. when they completly lost the taxi plot on fares for the taxi business and what they need for policies economically viable for the taxi trade or taxi business. Factual costings for losses per day potentially, can be factored today, when working out a taxi tariff viable for taxis.

The delays in the past or recent rejection of 3 proposals to increase the taxi fares, really does stick out this time, under the circumstances, given the original fare setting formula documented and researched by licensing also, is actually based now on how much taxi drivers are losing on paper at the current tariff setting potentially, because the taxi fare formula applied to confirm the fare is not viable for that business or for a taxi purchased with wages etc with the view to run the taxi as a business mobile, on the street of Bridgend, has never rely appealed to Licensing some would have you believe

A taxi actual formula for setting fares, has never ever been really applied or the council really making justifiable calculations of value to reject fares, in the history of BCBC if history is correct at the very least the last 6 + years if not many many more years.

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In the past they have made a wild guess or stabbed at a number that fits nicely in their Council minds based on typing up a report that does not reflect the taxi trade only the normal motorist.  That Ladies and gentleman is how the council have worked out the fares to a low below national average as a result; 322 out of 365 in the national table, it’s a no brainer and shocking for all concerned on both sides of the spend, but not unrealistic in Wales as the BIT proposal wording demonstrated the damage can be repaired and be acceptable at that rate, as a number of factors were taken into account also during the process.

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The BIT proposal was never about taxi driver wants X amout of money full stop. No, logic was applied in the public interests, for good measure with other comparisons, with sound economics based on taxi fares all ready experinced in Wales that people are paying currently. A taxi tariff not based on England or Scotland, but Wales, with calculations to show what is needed for the record to show so there is no need for taxi drivers to be suffering from below average taxi fares with low earnings where the cows and sheep refuse to flag down taxis also.

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An Email was sent from Licensing 06/10/17 04:06 pm and replied to some time ago in the scheme of things and still without reply now since 13/10/17, when asking when officer shortly, will be coming a Longley to discuss the fare proposal, Taxi Miracle licensing head is feeling targeted over the question apparently, as she does not answer the question – when shortly is going to be? Like a bad fart you want to escape from

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BIT Partner in a facebook recording recorded the telephone call to licensing that day, and so recorded that day that the email had been received with the subject “Pull Your socks Up Yvonne Witchell”, as yet again you could not get a straight answer even after 11 months of on and off of the same treatment. Yet again the licensing header was out of office, however it was stated it had been passed on. But of course no email acknowledgemt or reply as usual when you asked a question that appeared to be far off the BCBC communication scale or ability scale to answer a simple question

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Previously BIT Partner dared to ask how the whole process works with Proposals and meetings at committee and more. Questions still remain unanswered as if the licensing officer was offended. One question firmly on the record, simply slipped Yvonne Withchell’s mind, with her email conversation on the same and the reply by BIT Partner on the same acknowledged by the department prior to Cabinet rejecting the fare proposals recently, which asked what happens if fares are rejected, and how can we go again and how does it all work?

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Since then Mr will Lane for shared regulatory services acting for the Vale of Glamorgan only wrote – she felt targeted. Therefore going against the BCBC customer charter by not directly answering a simple question of “When it will be” but instead moaning because they feel trapped or at the end of the line

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It was as if they were both deranged as Yvonne Witchell deals with taxi licensing for the Vale of Glamorgan also, but in actuality this was a Bridgend case and therefore Will Lane was talking across borders and moving the goal posts to complain about what he was reading as the Vale of Glamorgan.  Bridgend can only deal with Bridgend matters or can they? Is Will Lane part of operations Bridgend too?
It is not uncommon to be told Yvonne Witchell is at the Vale of Glamorgan today. Will Lane pops up in BCBC Meetings at times. He confirmed he read BIT NEWS.

Do you see double when you Drive?

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Here is the extract of true communication shared by those involved called BCBC operations that actually span 3 Boroughs in effect:

From – Yvonne Witchell: Team leader header licensing

Dear Mr Nelson

I acknowledge receipt of your email dated 3 October 2017 sent to the Talktous site. I have been asked to respond directly to you on behalf of Talktous, and would respond to the points raised as follows:

Finally, at their Meeting on 5 September 2017, Cabinet requested that officers make contact with the three applicants who had submitted applications to increase the taxi tariffs in Bridgend, and we will contact all interested parties shortly to arrange this.
Yours sincerely

Yvonne Witchell

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Email 10:04 15 November 2017 –

Email sent to Charlotte of BCBC Complaints – complaints@bridgend.gov.uk – to seek reform for the Bridgend Taxi Trade as BIT Partners conclude their findings after almost a year compiling mistakes made by taxi licensing that are costly, which include unethical and out of date practices and policies for the taxi trade in Bridgend or any taxi trade in any Welsh borough:

Bridgend Complaints and councillor Alex Williams could well be helping taxis to end the taxi saga for Bridgend taxi drivers on below national average, low fares and high costs for far too long, after BCBC continue to bend their own rules, and so target the taxi driver with constant silence, and avoidance, one way or the other or sooner or later. Including as a matter of course the communications without reply for long periods consistently, all of which going against the norm or acceptable norm.

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Dear charlotte

During the telephone conversation you stated you had seen or read the laminated hard copy sent by recorded delivery addressed to Karen Williams and the leader.

Prior Karen Williams sent an email acknowledging my concerns, her words which was exposed on BITNEWS whilstt she was on her recent holiday.

Since then the hard copy was sent by recorded delivery more than a month ago without reply. Thus again going against the BCBC communication charter you sent me on the record for my clarification.

I would give allowances to Cabinet in this case as potentially they were trying to get operations to take responsibility for the mess. As it has always been my opinion that Cabinet can only rely on what info is fed them in a report.

As you and Alex Williams are now aware communication has failed the taxi driver many times and it has never been our fault. It’s as if we are being targeted for a reason and so find ourselves in this situation, now a proven pattern.

So it would only be fitting that a meeting be set up as requested and your department comes on the record on the matter as a mark of integrity in this process that we seek to resolve to settle all past mistakes, so taxi driver can move on.

The time is to test the true integrity of BCBC from the Cabinet level, and also those that instruct operations/licensing including heads at shared regulatory services that effect the taxi process at different levels.

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We have already suffered unethical costly delays that have exposed it took licensing 11 months to write 2 pages. I refer to Daniel Cook’s report exposed on Oggy Bloggy Ogwr on line – The state of Wales where BITNEWS725 is linked too, containing. “About Us“.

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Below TAXI MOT TESTING and Taxi AGE Polices PDF dated recently exposed re confirming what BIT (Bridgend Independant Taxi membership – Members data protected for immunity and freedom of opinion) is all what they are all about, and involved in, as they are now locked into the so called process of taxi fare resolution by settlement. as BIT Partner’s are for all, and for one and all, as part of the BIT Partner’s remit and pledge for change to their data protected members or taxi badge holders:

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https://democratic.bridgend.gov.uk/documents/s13454/2.%20Report%20-%20Age%20Policy%20-%20Bridgend.pdf

https://democratic.bridgend.gov.uk/documents/s13450/1.%20Report%20-%20Testing%20Policy%20-%20Bridgend.pdf

You should note Daniel Cook was told in March we will not form a taxi association but are individuals or taxi drivers, as a result it was accepted as it was logical. That does not stop BCBC from consultations with the trade and the public. BIT is here to stay like it or not.

Below is an email from Alex Williams that suggests these people also should be part of the resolution process.

A charter for the taxi trade going forward that does not exploit the driver so he is left hanging and out of pocket for years whilst the BCBC rules are being broken across the board.

I say again. This matter is not about conflict it is about exposure in the intrests of reform so the die is cast straight and not out of shape.

Mr Nelson and Partner exist as taxi drivers regardless of organisation requirements which I am afraid I do not or we do not need to comply to. That does not give any person at BCBC the right to ignore the individual or individuals or 2 taxi drivers called BIT Partner’s.

During the telephone conversation with you, you stated you would email Karen Williams requesting a meeting so we can resolve matters and you would copy me into that email.

Can you confirm you have actioned the same so we can get my or our taxi issues resolved in the intrests of reform and the public.

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I have copied in Alex Williams so you can see the advice on the record from the honorable Cllr of Heol – Y – CYW (seen in the picture above)

Yours sincerely

BIT Senior Partner
For and on behalf of BIT data protected members

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On Mon, 9 Oct 2017 at 10:39 a.m., Cllr Alex Williams
<Cllr.Alex.Williams1@bridgend.gov.uk> wrote:
Morning,

The only advice I can provide if you have concerns with the way in which the process has been managed is to write to Cllr. Richard Young, the Cabinet Member for Communities, and/or the Chair of the Licensing Committee, Cllr. David Lewis to highlight your concerns.

Best wishes

Alex

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Following the email to Charlotte at BCBC complaints:

Charlotte of Bridgend complaints could be Donald Trump’s future diplomatic envoy? And Cllr Alex Williams could be making taxis great again from behind his Cabinet some where near Heol Y Cyw?

Cabinet called by BIT Partners to the resolution table after many discoveries of failure in integrity by BCBC that has affected Bridgend Taxi drivers and the taxi trade for at the very least a decade. Many Local taxi drivers of the borough agree this is the result of the 26% factor.

Daniel Cook Policy officer calculated the 26% out come in September, whilst in conversation over why he did not follow the taxi formula fare costings? instead of allowing Cabinet to guess, as the formula document proposal stated they would do, if not well informed in how calculations x 5 divided by X are actually made, to avoid guessing all over again on another taxi fare proposal whilst the rest of the market moves.what it costs to run a taxi in a rural borough such as Bridgend in Wales is now out there for even you to calculate if you use the recognised formula for setting fares or rejecting fares proposed. Its No secret in England at least in 2016 on how to do the sums, Mr Policy officer and Bridgend Taxi licensing.

The clear best guidance for taxis is written in “The Department for Transport best guidance for licensing when dealing with taxi fare setting formula approved in 2016 comparison challenge and example to work by as a borough setting fares by formula:

http://modgov.southsomerset.gov.uk/documents/s9998/6%20SSDC%20Taxi%20Fare%20Formula%20Final%20Report.pdf

 

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Will Lane | Operational Manager Neighbourhood Services Shared Regulatory Services / Gwasanaethau Rheoliadol a Rennir Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr, Caerdydd ar Bro Morgannwg Mobile phone | Ffôn symudol: 07976111620

e-mail / e-bost: wlane@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

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 Earlier this week an inbould email from a Deranged official of the shared regulatory services left many taxi drivers speechless all over again. The inbound email was late, did not follow the BCBC charter and missed out vital evidence, after previously writing 4 weeks earlier that Mr Will Lane was too busy

 

Operations Manager is he fit??

WILL LANE shared regulatory services operations Hates BIT NEWS

e-mail / e-bost: wlane@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

For those of you that remember Mr Nelson’s post regarding a letter recieved from Will Lane which BIT NEWS asked readers ” is he fit” last March during the intended use policy scandal when Vale of Glamorgan taxi firm said he was never consulted on the proposal and nor did he get leaflets dropped off contrary to what was written in Daniel Cook’s report. At the time we learnt Yvonne Witchell was in on it. Again this was called fraudulant practices damaging to the taxi trade or taxi driver

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We discovered at the time Bridgend Taxi Licensing had not sent leaflets or discussed the matter with the trade either, but had popped up online with a taxi consultation process with a 14 day time limit, found last minute and without even telling a soul including those BIT Partner’s who spoke to them in November 2016 about this event, for reasons still guessing about.

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It was thanks to data protected members that BIT was formed to try and catch any irregularites or policies that could be damaging or not to the busy Bridgend taxi driver and Trade, whom have to work long hours, at below national average fares, at a visible loss to stay afloat, with many or all working 7 days a week sooner or later, on a lower income for their effort as a result of the BCBC guessing game in fares, of how much it costs to run a taxi, and therefore if he or she is not informed in writting what is going on that’s new,  that would affect you as a Bridgend taxi driver or taxi vehicle potential owner; one could be at a further loss without chance to speak up, unless you visit the council website like a day of fishing, but every day of your taxi life, like a madman. Which Yvonne Witchell was asked at the first meeting to make contact with the Partner’s by email or and a letter, of any new or current developments that these taxi drivers would need to know about or other taxi drivers will or may need to know about. That basic request or right was simply ignored at the time. A clear strike out under the circumstances, but BIT forged on noting each event as part of their investigative remit

You will or May not remember that the learned operations officer Will Lane was not a fan of BIT News gifs.

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In mid October after reading BITNEWS725 he confused Daniel Cook – Policy officer, to a Monkey gif on BITNEWS725; by suggesting in an email that the gif Monkey was Daniel Cook or an officer. Shown below to remind readers Mr Nelson’s chat, talking How Dare you to policy officer for his formula stripping the proposal methodoligy without prior notice, which was not part of the deal as it was like a bannana to slip on any other way said Senior Partner testing the old school called BCBC

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At the time Mr Lane stated in his email to BIT PARTNER that he was too busy to investigate what Yvonne Witchell can’t see or the times and dates etc to show his departments have issues to be resolved in the public intrests as many a taxi driver has a family also and therfore his proper out look could have been more helpful under the circumstances.

Obviously readers know that BITNEWS and BITNEWS725 are facebook originated with their many gif examples to always let the Bridgend taxi Driver’s know what has been written on the record to break up depressing news of practices many taxi drivers go through as taxi drivers that are controlled by BCBC from a business perspective, thus limiting their financial stability and futures, including moral at times for many we are sure.

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We can confirm Mr is he fit Will Lane was also advised we have read all the rubbish he wrote and it was tough he did not like BIT NEWS articles with gif animation which in many ways were based on the truth.

Readers should note he moaned that Yvonne Witchell was being targeted. Who knew said one taxi driver when he heard the news.

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More on the news:

Taxi drivers of Bridgend take note:

Yvonne Witchell has no right to ignore BIT Partner for more than 5 days says BCBC legal complaints

Bridgend Independant Taxi partner calls for the Witchell Stick to be removed from office for obvious abuse of power

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What an unethical disgrace in Bridgend as taxi drivers are treated like scum.

BIT News investigates Yvonne Witchell licensing head for Bridgend Borough in today’s taxi news special for those taxi drivers left in the dark by low fares and out of date Bridgend Taxi polices.

Upon contacting Charlotte @ Bridgend complaints asking what are the true time frames BCBC give for answering emails and letters, she sends this page showing 5 days, although during the conversation she tal

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Rewind and come again selector, as we look also back into the murky path as a Bridgend taxi driver with a taxi badge in Bridgend Borough, and the lenghts one has to go to over time to route out the indiscretions of those employed in public office that effectively control the taxi trade as a business and how much the lose as an income to be a Bridgend Taxi driver controlled by damaging policies introduced by BCBC from at least the managing director down if you take consideration for Cabinet and how things are run!!

Earlier post on facebook this week:

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Thanks goes out to Alex Williams for actioning an email – regarding shared regulatory services and taxi licensing, which promoted a response very late, and showed we have a Councillor that doesn’t walk around with his eyes shut, and his brain turned off. He does read between the lines for you and offer advice too.

A man of intelligence with principles, and a knack of knowing where trouble brews and thinking his way through it, to get to it.

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Like it or not he’s our man, when you’re in a jam.

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Bit News exclusive – shared regulatory services operational manager feels Targeted?

He then targeted drive with a skeleton argument with no meat on it.

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The learned gentleman had the will and took the narrow lane,  and so shot himself in the foot, by forgetting he was sent news copy and not a report compiled by both BIT Partner’s as an official complaint for the Ombudsman to also read given such circumstances, as BIT Partner’s were still compiling with the view to test, with the view to resolve and settle BCBC mistakes, once proven for all to recognise the now obvious failures, in communication especially.

Instead the deranged officer did not uphold the news he was sent and wrote this news had gone to stage 2 complaints.

The obviously stressed and deranged Mr Will Lane lost his will and basically lost the plot of the seriousness of the matter.
The learned gentleman was told to rewind and come again selector.

Bridgend Taxi drivers now members, initialy informed the Senior BIT Partner, there was a case to answer for as previously mentioned, but they just had not done their home work in the past to expose the problems, as they were all too busy running at a loss working very hard to survive, at the levels imposed by BCBC policies, with no success in getting out of the specificly targeted ball and chain policies or ways in communication, that many experienced by Taxi Licensing for Bridgend Mid Glamorgan

Obviously, BIT Partner’s follow the policy of resolution and settlement in the interests of the public and the taxi trade. Obviously it is up to BCBC to show they too want to settle and also play the game.

Bridgend Independent taxi membership senior partner tells Operational Manager in so many words he is moaning far too late as well as coming up short, and quite frankly……

BIT Partner’s Tell Bridgend County Borough Council to clean up their act and stop selling Miracle cures damaging the taxi trade, whilst they wait again, for the next miracle cure shortly? some where in writing on the wall over time it normaly would be if you are lucky.

BIT is intervention, for busy Bridgend Taxi drivers that havent got time to play games with BCBC, especially when it comes to miracle cures or treating taxi like bad little children in the play ground they are trying to contain like a would be bully spinning you a yarn of a cure from the play ground, as if you are a clueless young child born yesterday named Bart Simpleton

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WORD UP MY FRIENDS AND READERS

BITNEWS725 IS ANOTHER TRUTHINESS PRODUCTION FOR THE PUBLIC IN BRIDGEND

When is the next Bridgend taxi consultation,  is today’s real thought as we click for consultations past and ongoing right here on BITNEWS725 for Bridgend Taxis

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Licensing head Yvonne Witchell exposed as a fraud for potentially years, by BCBC,when dealing with contact, including proposals, fares, and general communication in relation to the taxi trade

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Taxi drivers and the public of Bridgend take note:

Licensing team leader is officially a seroius problem for Bridgend Taxi drivers as Yvonne Witchell has no right to ignore BIT Partner or any other taxi driver of the borough for more than 5 days or months or years says BCBC legal complaints.

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Bridgend Independant Taxi partner calls for the creepy ugly Witch practices to be removed from office for obvious abuse of power and corruption, after compilling evidence over almost a year to support the mal practice costing the Bridgend Taxi trade hundreds of thousands per year in lost revenue as a result of forced low fares resulting in Bridgend Taxi drivers losing money daily as they are ignored as a matter of course generally

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BIT Partner asks Yvonne Witchell and Daniel Cook Policy officer
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Both BIT Partners have spent much time gathering information on the record to arrive where the taxi trade has been as a result of being delibretly ignored for someones gain, and it most certainly is not the taxi trade’s gain
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The Bridgend council Charter states below as we uncover the unethical disgraceful behaviour by Bridgend licensing and their Policy officer protected in fraud by Yvonne Witchell licensing head for Bridgend, as taxi drivers are treated like scum and ignored contrary to Bridgend’s charter explained by their own complaints department recently:

The public should note Yvonne Withchell has made no contact for weeks again and again and again. Copy sent by email from Complaints explaining how it should work for the public to see:

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Bridgend Licensing still in Denial like the guilty party in court playing games to save his or her ass like an ignaramous?

'My client pleads not guilty by reason of still being in denial.'

After several weeks of denial Yvonne Witchell and the shared regulatory services are still unable to comment on their obvious dishonest removal of the taxi fare formula supplied to all concerned at BCBC on the 18th of April last year which they signed for, which continues to leave the taxi trade out of pocket and well below the national taxi fare average.

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Weeks ago she wrote officers will be in touch with you shortly to discuss the fare proposals submitted to Cabinet. When challenged after waiting she does not reply like an ignaramous in office?

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The logic behind this denial or not guilty plea is obvious as all guilty parties are now judged guilty with unfair practices by those in office responsible for this obvious crime to the taxi trade, now going on for several years which they cannot deny at this time, as a result of the taxi trade being left delibretly hanging to this day for peanuts with a day taxi tariff, that many in other boroughs see as ridiculous in 2017 .

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Let us not kid ourselves ladies and gentlemen the matter is despicaple behaviour of those in office that force taxi drivers to work for peanuts or in many cases below minimum wage with out of date policies and taxi fares

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We again look at the logic behind this shared regulatory services that seems to be linked in with taxi drivers of 3 Boroughs and Bridgend taxi drivers slavery to a tariff far too cheap for sanity or running costs under the circumstances.

As you now recently there was talk of vehicle policy and MOT change.

There was mention for the potential for drivers to buy better vehicles within their budget which could also include wheel chair vehicles.

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What appears to be ridiculous is that fact the 3 Boroughs are so far apart in taxi fares. How Bridgend Cabinet expect taxi drivers to spend on a budget best for them if the fares charged are far too low compared to The Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff.

Let’s compare says BIT Partner

Vale of Glamorgan 194 in the national table up to 2 miles. Rural borough.

Cardiff 221 in the national farel table up to 2 miles. City

Bridgend 320 in the national fare table up to 2 miles. Rural borough

BCBC continue to have no logic and so does the shared regulatory services and as a result continue to treat the Bridgend taxi trade as if they are stupid, as if on trial on a guilty charge which they remain in denial over.

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The fact of the matter BCBC continue to play games and move at a slow or glacial pace with the Bridgend taxi trade, as they are quite aware they have manipulated the last fare proposal to surpress the Bridgend taxi trade yet again, and thus still remain without comment for their obvious negligence that many local taxi drivers see as a crime at this time, like a guilty man that does not want to admit he is guilty.

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Bridgend licensing continue to give the Bridgend taxi driver the brush off to beat the guilty verdict.

BIT PARTNER’s say to licensing and the shared regulatory services as well as BCBC Cabinet:

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Below a recent news posted on facebook – BIT NEWS, that licensing acknowledged receiving as Yvonne Withchell and all the rest play with taxi drivers futures as usual as if Bridgend taxis drivers don’t matter, as they must consider them without brains or logic

Sent: Wed, 1 Nov 2017 at 11:43
Subject: RE: Guilty as charged – licensing without apology thus far

 

The Licensing Section acknowledges receipt of your email.

Regards

Adran Trwyddedu  | Licensing Section

Gwasanaethau Gweithredol a Phartneriaethol | Operational and Partnership Services

Cyngor Bwrdeistref Siriol Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr | Bridgend County Borough Council Swyddfeydd Dinesig | Civic Offices

Stryd yr Angel | Angel Street

Pen-y-Bont  | Bridgend

CF31 4WB  | CF31 4WB

Ffôn/Phone: (01656) 643643

Ffacs / Fax: (01656)

 

E bost / Email: licensing@bridgend.gov.uk

                

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From:BIT PARTNER
Sent: 01 November 2017 10:02
To: licensing
Subject: Guilty as charged – licensing without apology thus far

Good morning from Bridgend’s only taxi news

Today we look at the logic behind this shared regulatory services that seems to be linked in with taxi drivers of 3 Boroughs.

As you now recently there was talk of vehicle policy and MOT change.

There was mention for the potential for drivers to buy better vehicles within their budget which could also include wheel chair vehicles.

What appear to be ridiculous is that fact the 3 Boroughs are so far apart in taxi fares. How Bridgend Cabinet expect taxi drivers to spend on a budget best for them if the fares charged are far too low compared to The Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff.

Let’s compare says BIT Partner

Vale of Glamorgan 194 in the national table up to 2 miles. Rural borough.

Cardiff 221 in the national farel table up to 2 miles. City

Bridgend 320 in the national fare table up to 2 miles. Rural borough

BCBC continue to have no logic and so does the shared regulatory services.

The fact of the matter BCBC continue to play games with the Bridgend taxi trade as they are quite aware they have manipulated the last fare proposal to surpress the Bridgend taxi trade and remain without comment for the failures to date like a guilty man that does not want to admit he is guilty.

Taxi Licensing head for Bridgend accused of being blind as a BAT

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Bridgend Taxi Licensing-Yvonne Withchell BCBC’s Taxi head talks abusive A costly mistake for the Public & Cabinet!

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Yvonne.Witchell@bridgend.gov.uk

Yvonne Witchell reads and writes fairy tales for BCBC?
Have you read the latest fairy tale by Bridgend’s licensing head?

Get comfortable as you are never too old for fairy tales

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Following the release of BIT NEW’s first hard copy news letter delivered on the street addressed to Bridgend’s Cabinet leader and Secretary Karen Williams, and also for the public to read and pass on, as well as the same copy letter sent by email to Cabinet via talktous@bridgend.gov.uk,  BIT Partner Mr Nelson gets a rather unusual email from licensing head Yvonne Withchell, where effectively she confirms she has intercepted the email 03/10/17, which was not addressed to herself or her department. In that email we show an extract of power of writing after ignoring for months if not weeks delay & distraction for defenseless Drive.

Many Bridgend taxi drivers have been left defenseless over the years because of what many call; abusive ways for at least the last two years or even the last 10 Months of no change when change has been promised so many times it looks like deliberate abuse of power to shut the taxi driver up with the usual knock out punch you can see coming.

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On Friday afternoon Yvonne Witchell dispatches an email that many taxi drivers today say there is a lot wrong with it after dissecting the contents as team leader head had once again ignored BIT Partner’s last email,  for some 10 weeks in fact, even though the email was acknowledged 14 July this year by her department.wrong-gif

BIT partner/s have captured licensing communications by email including the shared regulatory services in order to show the public and local taxi drivers what is afoot.

Today we expose in a break down of the communication how abusive some practices can be for the poor hard working taxi driver of Bridgend that keeps being ignored, and how unhelpful that would be if you are a Cabinet member, or Councillor, attempting to make a clear decision whilst being assisted with a report to examine facts that could be in the taxi trade’s interest, and the public’s on balance, as a result of being tasked with looking at true facts relating to the Bridgend taxi trade, before making a decision with the potential for a public consultation, with all the costs associated with the same.

BITNEWS725 looks especially at the most recent minutes on the 5th of September this year, regarding the Bridgend taxi trade and their associated costs x 5 divided by 18,000 which does not get a mention in the SRS, as it was removed from the BIT proposal and stripped down even in to how the proposer/s names were to be publicly displayed, as that was displayed in the current format without their permission, as it turns out. With proof of acknowledgement of the request and no written reply of objection from BCBC licensing head. One has to consider ones data protection and public image always was the answer to Daniel Cook before he hung up after being told he lied when he said he did not get the email.

The head of Regulatory Services reported on gibberish, Drive and ladies and gentleman.

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An earlier telephone conversation with Daniel Cook – Policy officer for BCBC at SRS following  the meeting 05 Sep by Cabinet, we can reveal BIT Partner on discovering the missing information, with the late notice 4 hours before the original meeting, said to Mr Cook some 4 weeks ago during a telephone conversation ” How Dare You” It is believed at this time others near his desk may of over heard the same as licensing header wrote:

On Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at 16:06, Yvonne Witchell
<Yvonne.Witchell@bridgend.gov.uk> wrote:

Dear Mr Nelson

I am advised that during your telephone conversations with one of our Officers you were abusive and this conversation was overheard by other members of staff. I cannot tolerate staff being subjected to phone calls from you of this nature and I have advised my team that should there be a recurrence they should terminate the phone call immediately. In the circumstances I would ask you adhere to the request to limit your contact to the generic email box above, which is always monitored.Image result for keeping it under wraps

Many now say “yet again abuse of power with diversionary tactics for the hard working taxi drivers in the public domain who rely on Cabinet to be given the correct information, for true honest to goodness integrity with democracy thrown in, with a touch of empathy, for all, including the local business taxi drivers of the borough

It’s because of this what many call; ignore or say anything or abusive power or anti local taxi business tactic, that Bridgend Independent Taxi Membership was born in 2016 in the first place, by request, from those in the Bridgend taxi trade

As someone needed to have the BIT between their teeth in the public interest and seek out reform and fair trading standards for local business of Bridgend Taxis with drivers.Beauty-Fades-Dumb-Is-Forever-Quote-By-Judge-Judy

We can reveal that although Yvonne Witchell & Taxi licensing were aware of the birth of BIT, they choose to ignore the BIT Partner’s and those local data protected Taxi Drivers that stand behind them as free members with data protection and no forms to fill as part of the norm now almost a year.

Many see BIT as their best hope given what they call the abusive tactics of the licensing officer or their departments in their opinion, that ignore the true feelings of local business of Bridgend taxis. Many feel it is an abusive to their earnings in point of fact, as a result of the tall demands put on them as local taxi drivers of the borough, forced to buy a new car for a Bridgend taxi, and also suffer below taxi fares, well below the national average, without justification for the same, given that the BIT Partner/s put forward a proposal asking for the true costs to run a taxi be calculated using a formula that was provided and recognised in the trade, which would then allow Cabinet to evaluate they were running at a loss, which would also take wages and all taxi costs into account including high empty mileage costs, as a result of working in a rural borough, with small urban areas.

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Licensing head officer has been exposed of having a habit of disregarding even the simplest of requests from BIT Partner or Taxi driver/s with Taxi badge for Bridgend that need to know the news or how it rolls after waiting like a plonker as usual, for nothing to happen after being told in writing that by now it would have happened, if we exclude  current events regarding the current fare proposal recently

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New applicants for a taxi badge should take note and so should the public and therefore you are so warned by Bridgend’s only honest and tidy taxi news in Wales.

We now move in close and examine the email exchange of words between Mr Nelson BIT Partner responsible for BITNEWS725 and the management of the Taxi Case – “about us”Conan-OBrien-This-Is-Gonna-Be-Good

GUILTY OR NOT GUILTY PEOPLE?

Bridgend Licensing team leader – head has gone with no concentration

THIS IS A BITNEWS725 up close evidence special

Yvonne Witchell wrote yesterday:

You responded to this email on 14 July 2017 at 08:20. There is nothing within this email to suggest that you were seeking specific assistance other than confirmation of the date of the Cabinet meeting.

14/07/17 03:57 BIT Partner WROTE AND Later got an EMAIL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT –  on 14 July 2017 at 08:20. But never heard anything afterwards, until some 10 weeks later out the blue yesterday,  as prior we awaited answers to time frames for a report to be written, which was promised in November 2016 verbally, and later narrowed down on the record for all to see by email, as well as the many questions needed to narrow down what is afoot or happening or going to happen and when, or and how things work or could work, so taxi drivers could be told and understand the process of delay if applicable and how proposals work including time frames for them submitting a report of course to committee or Cabinet, or who ever is responsible for that action to complete the process.

The email contained such wording as used above, including extracts further below.

You should note before reading further: Yvonne Witchell- licensing head for taxis in Bridgend, Angel Street offices, may not have had stomach for it and so did not reply or assist at the time as a true professional would have working in public office? – Yvonne.Witchell@bridgend.gov.uk

 

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So BIT Partner had written 14 July 03:57:

I would be grateful if you would assist in this ask to the best of your ability to be fair and informative to all going forward.

For me this just makes life easier in the future should we need to start again with say another proposal in the future. If I can account the stages then it may save groups visiting your office. because they dont believe things are happening and want change.

I just want a clean slate so we can go forward on the route of change knowing that licensing understand we just want to communicate in such a way the taxi driver knows whats happening and how it should or could happen in the usual time frame of X +Y = Z

In reply to the Licensing head

On Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at 16:06,
<Yvonne.Witchell@bridgend.gov.uk>

 

BIT Partner wrote in one paragraph of many that afternoon:

My apologies but as I said to Daniel Cook – I am not impressed with the manner in which you do things to the trade’s detriment including myself in this case as a result of following your communication strategies as well as crossing the T’s so to speak and dotting the i’s

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BIT NEWS725 ASKS TAXI DRIVERS & THE PUBLIC – Does team leader head know anything about the taxi business or how Cabinet roll and who writes the reports and also presents them to Cabinet, so Cabinet can consider things?

BIT NEWS725 is the organisation that Yvonne Witchell will not recognise, and so relies on Cabinet being fed the wrong or irrelevant information as she writes yesterday:

The applications to increase the taxi tariff were determined by Elected Members and not the Head of Shared Regulatory Services.

Yours sincerely

Yvonne Witchell

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Bridgend’s only taxi news alive and coming to you direct
We reveal the direct response to licensing’s recent accusations out the blue after no contact by phone since the “HOW DARE YOU” telephone conversation with Daniel Cook some 4 weeks ago

 

BIT PARTNER TELLS HEAD WHERE TO GO:

On Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at 17:00, Mr MoneyPenny
<mrmoney.penny@ymail.com> wrote:
I acknowledge receipt of your email

Although it was not addressed to your department.

Therefore I am only replying to be professionaly minded. But I’m very sorry it was not for you unless your name is Karen.

I firmly dispute the accusation that I was abusIve, as that would serve no purpose.

However it is common when departments get things wrong to make me the problem. I suspected that would be the case and I would like to thank you for confirming the same. Now we are getting down to it. I can tick that box as well.

It’s obvious that my request for an apology has prompted this abusive accusation.

At 57 years of dealing with problems I have never been recorded on the record being abusive. Especially when dealing with a case.

My apologies but as I said to Daniel Cook – I am not impressed with the manner in which you do things to the trade’s detriment including myself in this case as a result of following your communication strategies as well as crossing the T’s so to speak and dotting the i’s.

A clear example of bad practices would be getting your proposal stripped of its assets. Is that abusive behaviour? I’m not sure.

Why was the formula stripped from my proposal? There is no mention of this in your email.

It was already established with Daniel Cook that I was not as you call it a trade organisation as your compliance does not fall within my remit.
Daniel Cook said it would make his job easier. I stated I was not entering into a formal relationship as a association would. But I remained an individual taxi driver and others can follow my lead.

My emails on my proposal are specific and prior we talked about a taxi formula and your department understood the same and I have emails on the record to confirm the same. You need to go and review everything.

At no time did I agree to the formula being removed or asset stripped. You were asked several times on the subject and it was mentioned in emails. A copy of the report showing the formula was to be shown me prior to it going public and that never happened.

I remain dissapointmented as an honest fair taxi driver that you have pulled the abusive card after not answering my last email based on assumptions?
I”m too long in the tooth to swallow that one.

It’s unprofessional in my book. Following recorded conversations and emails I still await a public apology.

May I recommend you provide clear proof in the future when you make wild accusations to satisfy your department stripping my proposal of the formula or alleged abuse. My last email remains unanswered and I have had no need to get abusive.

I believe my last email should be re read as you are very much mistaken.

Yours sincerely

Non abusive taxi driver

This email can or will be used in a court of law if deemed necessary.

CC: cabinet

BIT Taxi Driver could be invited to the guessing game if interested?

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BIT Taxi Driver could be invited to the guessing game if interested?

What language we talking drive? Dollars and trade formulas, People?

On Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at 16:06, Yvonne Witchell
<Yvonne.Witchell@bridgend.gov.uk> wrote:

Dear Mr Nelson

Re: Taxi fares in Bridgend and the recent fare proposals

Yvonne Withchell writes to BIT Partner Mr Nelson –

Finally, at their Meeting on 5 September 2017, Cabinet requested that officers make contact with the three applicants who had submitted applications to increase the taxi tariffs in Bridgend, and we will contact all interested parties shortly to arrange this.

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Wait for it Drive, Are you ready to read on Judge?

 

Yvonne Withchell wrote yesterday:

You have been advised by email on a number of occasions that the current taxi policies are being reviewed and will go out to consultation with the trade. This will, of course, include meetings with trade representatives if requested, as part of the consultation.

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HOW DARE YOU – SAY IT LOUD !!

Yvonne.Witchell@bridgend.gov.uk

BIT NEWS & BITNEWS725 bRING YOU – BRIDGEND TAXI SHED MUSIC CHARTS

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THIS WEEK DOWN FROM NUMBER ONE TO 321 in THE CHART
WITH THE YVONNE WITCHELL SONG:

HEY SAM! PLAY IT AGAIN!!

You have been advised by email on a number of occasions that the current taxi policies are being reviewed and will go out to consultation with the trade. This will, of course, include meetings with trade representatives if requested, as part of the consultation.
Play it again SAM, its been since November 2016 in the Bridgend Taxi charts.. I know we are not talking the elusive Hackney Carriage report so you can buy a 2nd hand taxi. How convenient to talk double talk,drive

BIT NEWS (Facebook)  & BITNEWS725 – CATCH THE TAXI FACTS – CATCH THE FLAWS

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cabinetoffice <cabinetoffice@bridgend.gov.uk>
To Mr Nelson’ 4 Oct at 2:40 PM

Good Afternoon Mr Nelson,

I confirm receipt of your e-mail below.

Kind regards,

Karen

Karen Williams
Ffôn/Phone: (01656) 643225
Swyddog Gwasanaethau Democrataidd – Arweinyddiaeth | Democratic Services Officer – Leadership
Gwasanaethau Gweithredol a Phartneriaethol | Operational and Partnership Services
Ffacs / Fax: (01656) 657899

Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr | Bridgend County Borough Council

E bost / Email: Karen.williams2@bridgend.gov.uk

Gwefan / Website: http://www.bridgend.gov.uk

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Today’s News is a truthiness production brought to you by the BIT organisation. The taxi news network Bridgend County borough Council licensing head tries desperately to ignore and now discredit, or simply keep under wraps and control

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Bridgend Cabinet told stop misleading the public about the costings for a taxi driver @ £1.60 per mile instead of the recognised rural taxi formula @ £2.30 needed give or take