Eastbourne Taxi and Private Hire Licensing Guidance consultation

  • Latest update: This consultation has now closed

From 1 February 2021 to 26 March 2021 we consulted over proposed changes to our Taxi and Private Hire Licensing Guidance.

A statutory guidance document, issued by the Department for Transport to all Licensing Authorities in England and Wales, requires us to look at our current guidance. You can find a copy of this document below.

It recommended incorporating additional measures into our current Taxi and Private Hire Guidance. This is with the intention of improving and updating existing measures to protect children, vulnerable adults and the wider public when using taxis and private hire vehicles.

As a result of these new standards the Council took the opportunity to review and update the whole Guidance Document.

The Council’s Taxi and Private Hire Licensing Guidance sets out the terms and conditions that apply to those seeking licences for the Hackney Carriage or Private Hire trade. This is to protect the public and help ensure they receive a good service.

You can find copies of the proposed guidance in the documents below.

We invited comments from residents, drivers, operators and other stakeholders over these proposals.

If you have any questions about this consultation please email customerfirst@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk