licensing

Rossendale Council tackles unsafe taxis

Published on June 30, 2017 at 8:36 am

Unsafe taxis were taken off the road during a Council led crackdown at Manchester Airport.

The team gave out ten notices to drivers licensed by Rossendale for minor defects on their taxis and suspended four vehicles on the spot for serious defects including one which had a bald tyre.

Operations such as this one are vital ways of ensuring taxi drivers are meeting safety requirements to protect the health and safety of the public.

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Taxi Proposals Approved at Licensing Committee

Published on November 16, 2016 at 2:59 pm

Last night Rossendale Borough Councillors approved the recommended changes to the Council’s Taxi Licensing Policies following recent consultation.

The changes are being brought in by the Council in order to ensure we maintain the highest standards in public safety and to ensure that robust policies are in place providing transparent guidance to applicants, existing licence holders and all other stakeholders.

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Enforcement Success on Fraudulent Declaration

Published on September 7, 2016 at 1:41 pm

Rossendale Borough Council’s Licencing Enforcement Team have secured a conviction in Court for a  hackney carriage licence driver who failed to declare a conviction.

Shahid Javaid, of Arnold St, Huddersfield, pleaded guilty on August 19th at Burnley Magistrates Court to Fraud by False Representation. He was fined £80 in total and was ordered to pay £150 costs.

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Rossendale Taxi Procedure Update

Published on June 24, 2016 at 4:43 pm

Rossendale Council has recently taken a variety of steps to make changes to the Hackney Carriage/Private Hire application process and address the number of Rossendale licensed drivers and vehicles working in other areas.

Firstly, we have implemented a Hackney Carriage Intended ‘Use’ policy (adopted at 24th February 2016 Council).  Any applications for a new hackney carriage vehicle licence where there is no intention to use the vehicle predominantly in the Borough of Rossendale are refused.

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Council Conducts Operation Spartacus

Published on May 17, 2016 at 9:22 am

Operation Spartacus, a taxi enforcement exercise, was deployed by Rossendale Borough Council’s Licensing and Enforcement Unit and Lancashire Police during the evening of Saturday 14th May 2016 throughout Rossendale

During the evening, 20 licensed hackney carriages were stopped and inspected of which 4 vehicles were issued with suspension notices for faults such as; defective lights, defective windshield, unreported accident damage, bald tyres, damaged seat belts and interiors.

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