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Latest news flash 14.9.2017 – Demand for Private Hire Licenses to be revoked
Call for Private hire taxi licenses to be revoked as a result of the Parity investigation –
Daniel Cook Policy officer for BCBC based in Cardiff – Phone| Ffon: (029) 2087 1022 was given verbal notice today that Mr Nelson BIT Partner wants all Private Hire Plates revoked as Part of the “Parity conclusion” until Cabinet can examine the goings on already reported and documented on BIT NEWS, as the partners continue to update the public using BITNEWS725 –
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BIT Partner’s continue to compile always through BIT NEWS for the taxi trade to see and data protected BIT members. as well as Cabinet.
Data protected members which would include Parrott and Boreland and Burke should note, we are not done yet and continue to work the problem with those that have integrity outside licensing.
copy posted on BIT NEWS facebbok page was sent to Madeline Moon to pass on in an email today 14/09/17
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Oggy Oggy Oye Oye Oye – Read the latest as Bridgend Taxi Drivers demand fare increase writes Bridgend Political Blogger in his State of Wales Report and later amends his blog to say BCBC have effectively frozen taxi fares
23.08.2017 Update 14.59 hours – Bridgend Taxi Fares in The ICE AGE- (OGGY NEW LINK)
See the national Hackney Carriage fare table and Bridgend’s Taxi Drivers nightmare:
Read Daniel Cook’s report for committee on 3 taxi fare proposals and more update 04/09/2017:
3 Fare proposals:
Wales looks to set the pace in the Taxi Trade with its current consultation seen to expire !
Have you had your say drive?
Are you thinking of being a Taxi Driver in Bridgend?
Are you affected by the 500 mile policy for a new taxi as a owner driver?
Why not add your comments today by clicking on the link below if you want fair play too on the 500 mile limit for taxis being registered first time. A policy that does leave 99% with no choice but to replace their taxi with new or Drive an old one indefinitely.
Other Boroughs and there are many will allow you to register up to a 5 year old car or not new. Not in Bridgend alas. Other rural Boroughs afford the 5 year Policy. What makes Bridgend so special after all this time? Sign the petition with your initials for your data protection should you so wish, and feel better progress is being sought on this issue with your name or signature behind it in 2017. Do you think it’s shocking that licensing talked about changing the policy in 2016 but as at 23.08.17 there is no sign of this issue being reported in the public domain or an online report from Daniel Cook for committe to read on a change that was talked about being reported on in November 2016 some 9 months ago.
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- CURRENT VEHICLE POLICIES
The following policy relates to the age limits on the first licensing of hackney carriage and private hire vehicles which was approved by the Licensing Committee on 10 March 2008. As from 1st June 2004, upon grant of licence ALL hackney carriage vehicles shall be white in colour, including “London Type” taxis. Private hire vehicles must NOT be white in colour.
2.1 Applications for the first licensing of a hackney carriage or private hire vehicle should be submitted to the Council within 14 days of the first registration of the vehicle at the DVLA. The mileage at the time of application should be no greater than 500 miles. The applicant may be the second or a subsequent registered keeper but the applicant must demonstrate that there is no more than 14 days between the first registration and transfer to the applicant’s name. Applications will normally be dealt with under the Scheme of Delegation to Officers.
2.2 Applications for the first licensing of vehicles falling outside the above policy guidelines will normally be refused but a relaxation of the policy may be considered in exceptional circumstances. The general guidelines for relaxation of the policy are as follows but each case will be dealt with on its merits:
2.2.1 A relaxation of the policy in respect of hackney carriages is likely to relate only to evidenced delay in the DVLA registration process or minor variations in delivery mileage. Applications will normally be dealt with under the Scheme of Delegation to Officers.
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