Decision Maker: Council
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
Councillor Knight proposed that the report be approved, noting that the information had been debated and endorsed by the Licensing Committee on 18 September. He confirmed that the Council sets high standards for its taxi fleet and drivers and this is a further endorsement to ensure the public continues to be protected. The proposal was seconded by Councillor Webster who confirmed that the Code of Conduct will become part of the Private Hire and Hackney Carriage policy and is an addendum to the terms and conditions and licensing rules that drivers have to abide by. The wider policy comprehensively covers inappropriate behaviour such as alcohol consumption and smoking, with drivers fully aware that if they breach the terms, they will be brought before the Licensing Committee and may have their license removed. Enforcement is carried out by the Taxi Licensing Officer who regularly carries out spot checks.
The Chairman took Members to the recommendation which was approved unanimously.
That Council approved the Programme as detailed in Appendix 1 of the report.
Publication date: 13/02/2019
Date of decision: 30/01/2019
Decided at meeting: 30/01/2019 - Council