Consultations - Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Policies and Licence Conditions Consultation

Who can get involved? People who use Taxis, General Public, Service User Groups, Licence Holders, Parish and Town Councils, Elected Ward Members, Partner Agencies
Start date 1 August 2016
Closing date 31 October 2016
Service delivery area Public Protection
Reason for consultation Telford & Wrekin Council has responsibility for licensing Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicles, Drivers and Operators within the borough of Telford & Wrekin. The purpose of licensing Hackney Carriages and Private Hire Vehicles, Drivers and Operators is for the provision of a safe and accessible service to the public, which includes the protection of children and vulnerable people. It is considered good practice to regularly review policies and conditions of licence. In carrying out the review the recommendations from the Council’s recently published Scrutiny Committee Report on Child Sexual Exploitation have been incorporated into the consultation documents where appropriate. The review has also been undertaken to address specific requests from licence holders.
Overview There are a number of items under review and these have been highlighted in red in the consultation document for ease of reading. There are proposed amendments to the Council’s “Licensing Policy Hackney Carriage and Private Hire; the Council’s Taxi and Private Hire Licensing Criminal Convictions’ Policy; the Council’s Manual of Inspection Standards for Licensed Vehicles; Private Hire Operator Conditions of Licence; Private Hire Vehicle Proprietor Conditions of Licence; Hackney Carriage Proprietor Conditions of Licence; Dual Driver Conditions of Licence
How to get involved? People can get involved by reading the Consultation Document on the Council’s website, at Telford & Wrekin Council’s libraries, in the receptions at Southwater One, Addenbrooke House and Darby House and by sending their comments on the proposed amendments to:
Suzanne Fisher (Mrs)
Principal Licensing Officer
Public Protection (Environmental Health, Licensing & Trading Standards)
Customer and Neighbourhood Services
Telford & Wrekin Council
Darby House
What happens next? After the closing date all comments will be considered by the Council. If, if there are any adverse comments as a result of the consultation a further report will be brought before Members of the Council’s Licensing Committee for determination. The new Policies and Conditions of Licence will take effect in early 2017.