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e-Petition: Put an end to the Cross Border and Sub-contracting Taxi Licensing loophole.

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We call on the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government, in the context of its consultation into the reforms of the taxi licensing laws, to put a stop to the 'cross border' and 'sub-contracting' loophole in the law which means hundreds of out of town taxis and private hire vehicles descend on Cardiff to work Private Hire.

There are enough Cardiff licensed vehicles to cover the City without the need for these cars from as far afield as London, Merseyside, the Midlands etc. As well as from neighbouring authorities like Newport, the Vale and RCT etc. There have even been vehicles not working on any platform, illegally plying for hire, hiding behind the fact so many 'alien' cabs are in the City.

 

Many of these vehicles have NO markings on them, making a mockery of the standards set by Cardiff County Council for vehicles licensed by themselves, including highly visible livery and local street knowledge. Alas it will be only matter of time before a vulnerable person jumps into a non licensed car with catastrophic results.

 

We urge the Welsh Government to ensure that the only Taxis and Private Hire vehicles al​​​lowed to work in Cardiff are those licensed by Cardiff County Council. This is to ensure public safety and to ensure that Cardiff isn’t saturated with even more cars than what is needed which if allowed to continue will see even more congestion and pollution in our Capital. It will also give existing drivers licensed by Cardiff a chance to earn something approaching a living wage.

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Petition details

Petition Status: Closed by the Committee
Petition Start Date: 19/06/2017
Open until midday on: 02/10/2017

 

Petition Signatories

Total signatures: 390

Name Constituency or Area of residence Date
ramsey said Cardiff Central 02/10/2017
Craig Lewis Cardiff West 30/09/2017
Ian Lewis Cardiff Central 30/09/2017
Stephen O'Hara Cardiff South and Penarth 29/09/2017
Michael Morgan Cardiff North 28/09/2017
Carl bridle Cardiff South and Penarth 28/09/2017
Mohamed Hassan Cardiff South and Penarth 27/09/2017
Anonymous Newport West 27/09/2017
Spiro Lia Cardiff South and Penarth 27/09/2017
KEVIN BAYNHAM 50 HOME ORCHARD, EBLEY,STROUD,GLOUCESTERSHIRE 27/09/2017
Rob Grattan Cardiff South and Penarth 27/09/2017
Anonymous Cardiff Central 27/09/2017
Shahed Bakshi Cardiff Central 27/09/2017
Paul Bamsey Cardiff West 27/09/2017
michael bailey Cardiff North 26/09/2017
Timothy Parsons Cardiff South and Penarth 26/09/2017
Helen Hill Kent 26/09/2017
Helen Sheridan Vale of Glamorgan 26/09/2017
Ralph Brand Edinburgh 26/09/2017
Richard Flynn Cardiff West 26/09/2017
Emma scantlebury Torfaen 26/09/2017
Liam mahoney Cardiff North 26/09/2017
Kerry Abraham Cardiff South and Penarth 26/09/2017
Dewi Loveluck Ogmore 18/09/2017
Aled Thomas Cardiff South and Penarth 12/09/2017

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