Kettering Council to review taxi licensing policy

Kettering Council is urging people to put forward their views to help them review their policies and procedures in relation to the licensing of hackney carriages and private hire vehicles.

Kettering Council is urging people to put forward their views to help them review their policies and procedures in relation to the licensing of hackney carriages and private hire vehicles.

Kettering Council is urging people to put forward their views to help it review its policies and procedures for the licensing of Hackney carriages and private hire vehicles.

The proposed policy, and supporting documents, recognises the need for safe, healthy, convenient, effective and sustainable Hackney carriage and private hire services for the travelling public.

It’s also noted how they make an important contribution to the local economy and good of the borough and recognises that drivers of Hackney carriages and private hire vehicles are professional drivers and that the standards to which they operate should reflect this.

Shirley Plenderleith, head of public services at Kettering Council, said: “It is important that people feel safe when using hire vehicles.

“These policies seek to ensure that a high standard of service is offered in Kettering, and importantly that people are safe.”

Cllr Lloyd Bunday, Kettering Council’s deputy leader, said: “We want to review our current policy to make sure that it safeguards those who use taxis licensed by us.

“We also want a policy that supports licensed drivers, the majority of whom behave appropriately, look after their vehicles and who provide a high standard of service to their customers.”

To view the documents, click here. The documents can be viewed until April 11.

Comments can be made in writing addressed to Kettering Council, Public Services, Bowling Green Road, Kettering NN15 7QX or emailed to licensingenquiries@kettering.gov.uk.