Court backs council over unsafe private hire company decision » National Taxi Association

Westside Radio Cars, in Stafford Street, was stripped of its operating licence by Wolverhampton City Council’s Licensing Committee in October last year after officers discovered it was using unlicensed and uninsured vehicles. The company then unsuccessfully contested the decision at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court in April this year. And, after Westside appealed this, the Crown court on Friday (25 July, 2014) backed the authority’s original decision. This represented the last legal avenue the firm could pursue to try to overturn the Council’s decision to revoke the licence. Councillor John Reynolds, Wolverhampton City Council’s Cabinet Member for City Services, said: “We are very pleased that the courts have recognised the seriousness of this case. “Ensuring the safety of the public is of paramount importance to us when we licence operators and drivers. “We did not take th...

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