Fareham taxi drivers hand in petition calling for numbers limit » National Taxi Association

A 200-STRONG petition calling for a cap on taxi licences was handed to Fareham Borough Council last night. Fareham Hackney Taxi Association claims there are too many taxis in the town. There are 233 hackney carriages licensed in Fareham. In neighbouring authorities, Portsmouth is capped at 234 and Southampton is capped at 283, although the population of each of the cities is considerably more than that of Fareham. Fareham removed its cap 27 years ago, when a taxi company threatened the council with legal action unless it made more licences available. Fareham Hackney Taxi Association said that now is the time to revisit the regulation. The association claims that there is not enough work for drivers to go round and that income has been affected. Secretary of Fareham Hackney Taxi Association Mel Charlton, who runs Meon Cars, said: ‘We are asking the council to stop issuing p...

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