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Taxi Policy

Update - 24th June 2018

We are holding two 'surgeries' to discuss our plans in the draft new Taxi Policy. You are invited to attend and hear about our proposals and the reasons for them. They will be held in the Council Chamber at the Mendip District Council Offices, Shepton Mallet:-

Thursday 7th June 2018

17:30 hours - Doors open and coffee.

18:00 to 19:00 hours - Group presentation on our plans and the opportunity for questions/ feedback.

19:00 to 19:30 hours - Opportunity to discuss the proposals individually

19:30 hours - Close.

Monday 11th June 2018

17:00 hours - Doors open and coffee.

17:30 to 18:30 hours - Group presentation on our plans and the opportunity for questions/ feedback.

18:30 to 19:00 hours - Opportunity to discuss the proposals individually

19:00 hours - Close.

If you intend to attend, please contact us by email to confirm your attendance - licensing@mendip.gov.uk

On 12th April Mendip launched a consultation on a new pdf icon Taxi and Private Hire Policy [1Mb] for the district. We are planning to make a few changes to our current Policy and we would like to hear from you before we decide on the new Policy that we will implement. We are keen to maintain the higher standards brought in through our current policy and build on them further still.

Following the consultation exercise the final draft will be approved by the Licensing Board and then the Full Council. We then hope to implement the new policy from 1st October 2018.

We have produced a pdf icon pro forma [151kb] to help respond to this consultation as we are keen to hear from anyone working in the trade and all relevant parties. Comments are welcomed from any person or business directly or indirectly connected with the taxi and private hire trades: the general public, organisations and business that use these services and other statutory bodies involved in related regulation.

Please use this pro forma, as it is an effective means to respond to the main proposals contained within this Policy. It will help the Council in considering responses made through this process in a clear and focused way. The pro forma highlights the most significant changes being proposed and explains the reasons for the changes.

The consultation process will close at 5pm on 5th July 2018 and we hope to implement the changes on 1st October 2018.

 


Gambling Statement of Principles

On 17th April Mendip launched the consultation on a new pdf icon Gambling Statement of Principles [860kb] for the district. This Policy document is used by the Authority in connection with its responsibilities under the Gambling Act 2005. We are planning to make very minor changes to our current Policy and we would like to hear from you before we decide on the new Policy that we will implement in 2019.

Following the consultation exercise the final draft will be approved by the Licensing Board and then the Full Council. The new Policy will be published by no later than the end of December 2018 and implemented on 31st January 2019.

Comments are welcomed from any person or business directly or indirectly connected with the businesses and activities concerned; including the general public, organisations and business and other statutory bodies involved in related regulation.

The consultation process will close at 5pm on 10th July 2018.

Last modified: 24 May 2018