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The Reiver 22/04/2013

You may have noticed that sadly Taxi Talk Magazine is no more.

Those that like “The Reiver” may remember this article from last year – turns out to be very prophetic.

Having talked to the Reiver, should he write more articles, they will appear on our website. Watch this space!

With a bit of luck other former contributors to the Taxi Talk magazine may also like to get their ramblings on here as well.




New Traffic Order 15/04/2013





Notice is hereby given that PLYMOUTH CITY COUNCIL has made the above named Order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and the relevant sections of the Road Traffic Act 1991 and of all other enabling powers, and after consultation with the Chief Officer of Police in accordance with Paragraph 20 of Schedule 9 to the Act:


Interim Report from the Law Commission 09/04/2013

Taxi and Private Hire Services

Status: Our consultation closed on 10 September 2012.  We published the responses we received and an interim statement in spring 2013.  We will publish our final report and draft Bill at the end of 2013

We are reviewing the existing framework of taxi and private hire vehicle regulation with a view to preparing recommendations for reform.

Taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs) are an important part o

National Taxi Association – Funding for the Fight 15/03/2013

With the upcoming report and Draft Bill from the Law Commission the National Taxi Association is the only National Body speaking for Hackney Drivers and Proprietors.

When the Draft Bill is unveiled in October, time will be limited to lobby Members of Parliament to get the things that our trade want and, just as importantly, don’t want, before the Act is passed.  This “Lobbying” will be expensive and the NTA will need funding.

A Tax Disc Holder has been produced and is on sale at £5.00 each.  T

Problems on the Website 15/01/2013

For some reason – and I don’t know why – when we got to the new year, all the items on the website disappeared.  Except for me – when I log in as Admin it was all still there!

I am therefore taking the opportunity to treat it as a “Spring Clean”

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