Monthly Archive: October 2010

Oct 26

Lawless London… By Dizzy

The Public Carriage Office (T&PH) recently released their Private Hire consultation document. On page 6 of the document it states…   ‘Late Night Travel Taxis and Private Hire vehicles provide important options for travel late at night, when rail and tube services are closed and bus services are more limited than in daytime. A number …

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Oct 20

More questions than answers???

As we reported on Sunday, John Mason Director of TPH attended a Question & Answer session at the taxi feeder park at Heathrow Airport on Friday 15th October. During the session Mr Mason was asked a multitude of questions by members of the UCG, and other drivers. One particular question asked was whether in his …

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Oct 17

John Mason’s visit to the feeder park.

On Friday 15th October 2010 John Mason Director of Taxis & Private Hire (TPH) visited the Heathrow Airport canteen to address driver’s concerns and answer their questions. Approximately 200 drivers were in attendance and a multitude of questions were asked covering all aspects of the Taxi and Private Hire trades. The answers Mr Mason gave …

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Oct 15

Taxis being targeted again by the Greens!

Boris Johnson is considering tough new rules for the vehicles that cause most pollution in central London — including a possible ban. Black cabs would be among those most affected by the introduction of a very low emission zone, which would attempt to improve air quality in the congestion charge area. The admission came after …

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Oct 12

Private hire consultation document released.

Following the two demonstrations at the Aldwych called by the UCG, John Mason director of Taxis and private hire announced a review into private hire practices including the licensing of satellite offices. The links below are the consultation documents in full. Full document: PH Consultation Oct 2010 LTPH notice: 29-10 Private Hire Consultation.doc The UCG …

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Oct 06

Minicab firm addison lee’s 200 M4 bus lane fines rescinded.

A minicab firm says it has received notice that it will not be prosecuted despite getting more than 200 tickets for driving in the M4 bus lane. Addison Lee said it had been contacted by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to say the tickets, and 130 court summonses, had been dropped. On Friday, the government …

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