Tell us what you think about our site...

Taxi Forum

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) hosts a quarterly taxi forum with representatives from local taxi companies including private hire and hackney carriage drivers. Details of agendas and previous minutes can be found on the 'Taxi Forum Meeting Information' page.

A special taxi forum has been arranged to discuss taxi ranks.  This meeting will take place on Wednesday 19th February 2014 at 10:00am at the Council Offices.

The following dates have been scheduled for the forum.

Dates

26 November 2014, 10.00am - Council Offices

If you have any items you would like added to future agendas please e-mail them to licensing@north-herts.gov.uk or send them in to the address below for the attention of the Licensing and Enforcement Manager.

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy Update

Committee recommended that Cabinet adopt Policy B which removes the existing hackney carriage zones.

The effect of the removal of the existing zones is as follows:

  • All existing and new hackney carriages will be licensed to ply for hire in the District of North Hertfordshire;
  • Any North Hertfordshire District Council licensed hackney carriage will be able to use any hackney carriage rank within the District; and
  • Any North Hertfordshire District Council licensed hackney carriage will be able to be ‘flagged down’ anywhere within the District.

It does not mean that any hackney carriage licensed by other Councils can ply for hire within North Hertfordshire.

As an example, if an existing Letchworth hackney carriage takes a fare to Royston it would currently have to return empty.  With the removal of zoning, the hackney carriage could from January 2011 ply for hire in Royston and return with a fare.

Taxi Forum Meeting Information

Taxi Forum Membership (13KB) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.

Terms of Reference (24.1KB) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.

Taxi Work Plan 2011-2012 (44KB) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.

Framework leaflet (488KB) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.

Adelante Taxi Pay

Licenced Hackney Carriages & Private Hire Vehicles (Closed Circuit Television) Bill 2013-14

Bill Information

Working as a transport contractor for Hertfordshire County Council

Framework Tender Information (158KB) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.

Information from the Office of Fair Trading - Private Hire

Reports of Price Fixing (50.9KB) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.

Compertion Law of Compliance by Private Hire Operators (61.6KB) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.

Herts Alcohol Campaign

Drinking too much on a night out (Christmas 2013) 410KB. This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.

Herts Alcohol Campaign Website

Herts and Beds Group - Information

Policy on the Relevance of Convictions and Cautions - DRAFT (504KB) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.

Fare Card Update

Letter to Hackney Carriage drivers 2013 (51.6KB). This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.

DSA fee increases from 4 January 2011 due to VAT change

VAT will increase from 17.5 per cent to 20 per cent on 4 January 2011. This increase will affect the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) non-statutory test fees for taxi and private hire tests . The fees listed below are effective from 4 January 2011.

Taxi Assessment Fees

  Weekday Weekend and weekday evening
Hackney saloon vehicles, private hire saloon vehicles, Highway Code/traffic signs/cabology questions £79.66 £96.00
Hackney wheelchair enhanced, wheelchair accessible vehicles and Highway code/traffic signs/cabology questions £92.94 £112.34
Wheelchair exercise £26.56 £32.68

Further information businesslink.gov.uk/dsafees