Taxi licensing policy
South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils asked for comments on a draft joint taxi licensing policy.
The proposals included encouraging more wheelchair accessible vehicles in the area, a penalty point system for minor offences, spoken English tests for taxi drivers and standardised taxi roof signs. The councils were also keen to hear views about the use of tariffs for hackney carriages which make it clear what the maximum charge for a journey is and whether there should be a maximum age for vehicles.
You can read the draft policy and a summary of the policies here:
In addition to carrying out a survey and inviting written comments, the councils met taxi drivers and people with disabilities to get their views.
What you told us
You can read the results of the survey , including comments received, and a report on the draft policy commissioned by Pryor's Taxis below:
What happens next
The comments received will be used to help update and finalise the policy. The final policy will be agreed at a meeting of the full Council in each district in September 2012.
We will make information available about how we have responded to comments on these web pages. We will also write to anyone who provides their contact details to let them know the outcome.
If you have any queries about taxi licensing, the draft policy or the consultation please contact Robert Draper, Shared Licensing Team Leader at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or telephone 01491 823209 or 01235 540534.
Consultation closed 22 June 2012
Last reviewed: 14 - 01 - 2013