Taxi Trade Consultative Group
What does the Taxi Trade Consultative Group do?
The Taxi Trade Consultative Group is a forum for discussing issues affecting the hackney carriage and private hire trades in the Borough.
Subjects raised have included the provision and operation of taxi ranks, wheelchair accessible taxis, the Council's vehicle inspection regime, taxi fares and licence fees.
The Group has also recently discussed improvements to the taxi rank at Shenfield Station, the Best Practice Guidance issued by the Government, driver training and the presence of Uber in the borough.
Who sits on the Consultative Group?
The Chair and Vice-Chair of the Licensing/Appeals Committee and the Opposition Spokesperson on the Committee represent Councillors.
Hackney carriage and private hire proprietors, operators and drivers are represented by nominated individuals from the local trade.
The representatives for 2016/17 are:
- Steve Smith
- Andrew Earl
- Graham Dinning
- David Hayter
- Paul Dartford
- Andrew Gladen
- Kevin Boyle
- Lee Hooper
Companies with more than five vehicles are also entitled to representation on the Consultative Group in their own right.
Officers from the Council's Licensing Section also attend the meetings.
Next Taxi Trade Consultative Group meeting
The date for the next Taxi Trade Consultative Group meeting is September 2017 the agenda will be published here before the meeting, if you have items you wish to discuss please email firstname.lastname@example.org.