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Taxi driver fined for smoking in vehicle

Published on June 21, 2018 at 11:27 am

A taxi driver who was caught smoking in his vehicle in Waterfoot has been fined £100 and ordered to pay £150 costs by magistrates.

Adam Sharif Judge, 24, was spotted smoking in the driver’s seat of his hackney carriage in Bacup Road by licensing enforcement officers from Rossendale Council on February 14 this year.

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Council response to today’s Times article

Published on May 23, 2018 at 10:10 am

A Rossendale Council spokesperson said:

Our top priority as an authority which licenses taxis has always been the safety of passengers and drivers.

Our policies have always been based on national guidelines and the issues raised here – which are now more than two years old – have previously been thoroughly investigated and were unfounded.

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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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Rossendale Council Statement on Industrial Action by the Local Taxi Trade

Published on November 8, 2016 at 4:04 pm

Rossendale Council has now had confirmation of the strike by the taxi trade, after circulating rumours that they intended to go on strike. They have notified us that the strike is a withdrawal of service and takes place with immediate effect on the morning of Wednesday 9th November 2016, however it is still unclear for how long the strike will last.

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Updated Taxi Strike Statement

Published on August 1, 2016 at 1:04 pm

Rossendale Council Officers have met with representatives of the local Taxi Trade this morning and listened to their current concerns following the demonstration of around 30-40 drivers.

We have successfully resolved some issues and have set up a workshop meeting with representatives from the trade to discuss the consultation in more detail.

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Consultation on Policies and Procedures in Relation to Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicles, Drivers and Operators

Published on July 14, 2016 at 3:21 pm

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The Council is in the process of reviewing its policies and procedures in relation to the licensing of hackney carriages and private hire vehicles, drivers and operators.

The Council recognises the need for safe, healthy, convenient, effective and sustainable hackney carriage and private hire services for the travelling public and how they make an important contribution to the local economy and good of the Borough.

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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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Rossendale Council in Operation Considerate

Published on May 25, 2016 at 4:13 pm

Rossendale Borough Council recently conducted Operation Considerate in Manchester City Centre in April.

Working alongside Greater Manchester Police we stopped and checked 11 Rossendale licensed vehicles.

Of these vehicles, 3 were suspended, 2 were given defect notices and 3 were given written warning on smoking and children in the front seat.

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Rossendale and Leeds Joint Enforcement Success

Published on May 25, 2016 at 4:11 pm

Rossendale Borough Council and Leeds City Council team up to conduct joint enforcement activity on Taxis in Leeds city centre.

Enforcement Teams from Rossendale and Leeds Councils worked from 20:00 – 04:30 hours on Friday 20 May 2016 to stop and check taxis.

6 Rossendale licensed vehicles were stopped and dealt with.

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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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