Private Operators

kevin made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

could you please supply a list of ;
1. private hire operators who are currently operational within Wirral. to include,
a) an address for the operational office,
b) The phone number for accepting bookings,
and, confirmation that the premises` are/are not` staffed, during operational times
Would You Also provide `the amount` of;
1. private hire driver licences applied for between
a) 01 jan 2015 - 31st dec 2015
b)01 jan 2016 - present
2. private hire drivers who have a current licence, compared to this time last year

Yours faithfully,
Kevin Ross

Yours faithfully,


InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Ross


Thank you for your recent request made under the Freedom of Information

Wirral Borough Council can provide to you the following information.

An online register of current private hire operators is available on the
Wirral Council [1]website. The online register includes the name and
address of the private hire operators. We do not hold information
regarding the staffing of private hire operators and do not store the
telephone numbers of the operators electronically – these are publicly
available from open sources such as or We do
not hold information pertaining to the staffing of the offices.


The number of private hire driver licences applied for between the
requested periods are as follows:


01/01/2015 – 31/12/2015                              192 applications

01/01/2016 – 19/12/2016 (present)          195 applications


The number of licensed private hire drivers in Wirral as at 19/12/2015 was

The number of licensed private hire drivers in Wirral as at 19/12/2016 is


We trust that you find this information of assistance.


Yours sincerely,


Tracy O'Hare

Information Management Officer

Business Services - Digital

Wallasey Town Hall

Brighton Street
CH44 8ED 

[2]Tel:0151 691 8397

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