Hackney Carriage and private hire licensing policy consultation

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Runnymede are now consulting on a revised Hackney Carriage and private hire licensing policy. 

This policy sets out the Council's approach to regulating the Hackney Carriage and private hire trade in Runnymede, the Council's primary concern being public safety. The policy is designed to give clear guidance and information about the standards expected in relation to drivers, private hire operators and the vehicles used. 

To complete the consultation survey, click here.

The policy is intended to secure public safety and ensure that the trade and public are aware of the Council's licensing conditions and requirements for Hackney Carriages, private hire vehicles and private hire operators.

Runnymede Borough Council is carrying out a consultation to review the proposed changes and policy as a whole. The consultation is open to all.

Runnymede's current policy on Hackney Carriage and private hire licensing was last approved by the Regulatory Committee with effect 2 April 2017. The policy is reviewed every 3 years and this review is now taking place with the intention to introduce a new revised policy with effect 2 March 2020.

The consultation will take place between Tuesday 1 October 2019 and Tuesday 10 December 2019. If your response is not submitted before midnight on 10 December 2019 we may not take it into consideration.

All responses will be considered as part of the review and in preparation of the final draft which will be presented to the Regulatory Committee on 15 January 2020.

The revised draft policy can be seen on our website or if you prefer a paper copy you can see these at any of the public libraries in Runnymede or the Civic Centre.

Related Policy and reports -

Icon for pdf Draft Runnymede Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Policy for Consultation [3.06MB]

Current hackney carriage and private hire licensing policy 

Regulatory Committee report agenda 24 Sept 2019 - background to revised policy 

A summary of the amendments or new conditions and requirements is shown below.

Icon for pdf Summary of policy changes [269.93KB]

Please answer the consultation questions on page 3 to 6, indicating your preference by placing a cross next to your response i.e. X

Comments can be made in the space provided for each individual proposal.

However the purpose of the consultation is to allow comment on any part of the policy not just the changes. You will see on this consultation paper an area marked 'comments on any other part of the draft policy' , if you have any comments on 'any other part of the policy' please enter them here.

Any comments you make should clearly state your name and the organisation of any person you are responding on behalf of.

Following consultation we will publish the results, these will be anonymous unless you are responding on behalf of an organisation.



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