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Taxi and private hire news

Information on matters concerning hackney carriages and private hire vehicles - such as changes in procedures, consultations, fees and policies. A PDF file will appear for each new monthly update.

News updates

  • Enforcement operation

    A total of 29 hackney carriages/private-hire vehicles were stopped and inspected in the Egham and Virginia Water area during another successful joint taxi-enforcement operation between Transport for London (TfL) and Runnymede Borough Council.

  • Consultation about changes to taxi licensing

    We would like your views about a number of proposed changes to current taxi and private hire licensing policy, in a consultation running from Monday 23 October to Monday 4 December.

  • New HC/PH bays in Addlestone

    For those of you who were not at the last forum you will have missed the information given out regarding the arrangements for HC and PH vehicles at the new development in Addlestone. (I have copied notes of the forum below in red for your information).

  • Hackney Carriage and Private Licensing Hire Policy

    Runnymede's Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy was adopted by the Council on 2 March 2017, this policy is now in force and is valid until 2 March 2020.

  • DBS Checks

    We now have an online DBS procedure, please see the guidance for full details.

  • DVLA licence checks

    Driving licence checks are now carried out online. We aim to keep this process as simple as possible.

  • Assistance Dogs

    Under the Equality Act 2010, licensed drivers of taxis and private hire vehicles are under a duty to carry passengers with guide, hearing and other assistance dogs without additional charge.

  • Seatbelts

    The law regarding seatbelts can be confusing and there are some exemptions for taxis and private hire vehicles.

  • Forums

    These are held three times per year alternating between Chertsey and Egham. Their purpose is to enable better communication between the licensing officers and the trade by having a two way flow of information and ideas. Your attendance is very welcome.

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