Issue details

Badges and Plates for Licensed Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicles.

Whilst at this present time a system is being maintained to issue plates and badges for licensed taxi and private hire vehicles, and their drivers, there is concern that with the impact of Covid-19 the Council may reach a position whereby it is not be possible to issue a plate or drivers badge due to staff absenteeism.

The Council’s Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Policy references the issue of plates and badges, and the requirements surrounding their display. If badge and plate make up is compromised, it is suggested that the Council issue a temporary licence by way of email, and a letter to the driver or proprietor concerned that they can present this to clients using their vehicles.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/05/2020

Decision due: 27 Mar 2020 by Chief Executive

Contact: Ken Miles, Chief Executive Email: