Have your say on proposed hackney carriages charges consultation

Denbighshire Council is proposing to amend the tariff charges in relation to hackney carriages.

The Council has previously consulted with public and the taxi trade and have devised a table of charges relating to the maximum charges a hackney carriage driver can ask a customer for.

This table is available at the council’s offices at Caledfryn in Denbigh or by contacting the Licensing section on 01824 706432 or licensing@denbighshire.gov.uk .

Hackney carriages are permitted to stand on taxi ranks waiting for customers, they can also pick up in the street after being waved down.

Councillor Tony Thomas, Cabinet Lead Member for Housing, Regulation and the Environment, said: “All hackney carriages are fitted with a meter which will, upon arriving at the destination, give the cost of the journey. The table of fares – the Tariff - is set by the council following public consultation.  The table of fares detail the maximum amount the driver may charge for a journey and must be displayed in the vehicle. The driver may not charge more than the amount shown on the meter but it is perfectly permissible to ask for less.

“Journeys may also be pre-booked and at that time a quote may be given for the cost of the journey which if accepted must be honoured by the driver, however, that quote must not be for more than the meter price.

“Passengers should ensure the meter is switched on before the start of a journey (even if they have pre-booked) and check the final fare requested against the meter reading, to ensure they are not overcharged.”

Representations to these changes can be made, in writing, to the Licensing Section, PO Box 62, Ruthin, Denbighshire LL15 9AZ or by email to licensing@denbighshire.gov.uk before the 5 pm deadline on 7 February 2018.

Posted on Thursday 1st February 2018