Just recieved a letter of the taxi licensing officer.
"I have now received several complaints from both Hackney Carriage Drivers and Private Hire Drivers ranking illegaly outside the Hot Potato on William Street. I f this continues to happen, random night time checks will be carried out through the week, including weekends.
Any driver found to be illegaly parking or attempting to park in this area on William Street, or illegaly parking on Cavindish Street will face enforcement action.
However I hope the above formality will not be necessary and illegal ranking and parking will stop with immediate effect"
Well this has gone on for as long as I can remember and were talking right back to my youth before I even thought about Taxi Driving. I honestly cant see the problem and I am not being biased. Ive only been a Hackney Driver for one year before this I was Private Hire and there is plenty of work for all to be had. I must admit I have been guilty of this in the past I didnt know it was illegal because eveyone has been doing it for years. I cant see it stoping and no doubt the officer from the town hall will be out doing his checks. Just another hastle we dont need so I will be staying away. I think its about time we had a rank in Cavindish Street there is definetly the need for one as the one on Cornwalis Street goes on for Miles.
4 weeks ago