22 Feb '16, 11am
Private operators given six months to comply with new Bradford Council rules
LICENSED operators of private hire and hackney carriage vehicles operating across the Bradford district have six months to comply with new rules being enforced by the Council. The authority’s Regulatory and Appeals Committee yesterday unanimously approved plans by Bradford Licensing Service designed to create a uniform approach for standards across West Yorkshire. The committee was told that at present, a hackney carriage can lawfully be used for pre-booked work outside its district, with around 200 out-of-area drivers currently operating across Bradford, many from the Lancashire borough of Rossendale. Under the new rules, advance bookings taken for hackney carriage vehicles licensed by another authority must be maintained in a completely separate register of bookings, available for inspection by the Council. A separate telephone line and number must also be used, with a p...