Disabled / Private Hire Vehicles in RCT

Kim Greedy made this Freedom of Information request to Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

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Dear Rhondda Cynon Taff Council,

Please can you provide me with the following information

How many Private Hire Vehicles currently registerd in RCT are wheelchair accessible ?

How many of these wheelchair accessible private hire vehicles are under 3 year old?

How many Hackney Carriages currently registered in RCT are wheelchair accessible?

How many of these wheelchair accessible Hackney carriages are under 3 years old?

Why do Private Hire vehicles in RCT have to be white most councils do NOT restrict the colour on Private Hire vehicles. The reasoning behind this decision is required.

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Kim Greedy

Freedomofinformation, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

Dear Ms Greedy,

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Yours sincerely

Carfan Llywodraethu Corfforaethol / Corporate Governance Team
ar ran Cyfarwyddwr Gwasanaethau Cyfreithiol a Llywodraethol / for Director
of Legal & Democratic Services

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Freedomofinformation, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

Dear Ms Greedy,

We refer to your Freedom of Information Request in respect of the
questions below regarding Disabled / Private Hire Vehicles in our
Authority, the Authority’s response is as follows:

How many Private Hire Vehicles currently registerd in RCT are wheelchair
accessible ?
19

How many of these wheelchair accessible private hire vehicles are under 3
year old?
2

How many Hackney Carriages currently registered in RCT are wheelchair
accessible?
16

How many of these wheelchair accessible Hackney carriages are under 3
years old?
3

Why do Private Hire vehicles in RCT have to be white most councils do NOT
restrict the colour on Private Hire vehicles. The reasoning behind this
decision is required.

ANSWER - The Local Authority have decided that Private Hire Vehicles must
be white in order for them to be easily identifiable to members of the
public, therefore assisting fulfilling our safeguarding duties.

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Tonypandy, CF40 2XX.

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We trust this answers your queries.

Yours Sincerely

Carfan Llywodraethu Corfforaethol / Corporate Governance Team ar ran
Cyfarwyddwr Gwasanaethau Cyfreithiol a Llywodraethol / for Director of
Legal & Democratic Services

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