Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,
How many times during the following dates have Wirral taxi Licensing enforcement officers conducted operations to inspect Hackney carriage and private hire vehicles outside of normal office working hours. IE after 5.30pm of an evening.
31/8/2018 - 1/9/2019
31/8/2017 - 1/9/2018
31/8/2016 - 1/9/2017
31/8/2015 - 1/9/2016
31/8/2014 - 1/9/2015

Yours faithfully,

Mark Hazlehurst

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Hazlehurst

 

We write further to your recent request for information in which you
asked:

 

How many times during the following dates have Wirral taxi Licensing
enforcement officers conducted operations to inspect Hackney carriage and
private hire vehicles outside of normal office working hours. IE after
5.30pm of an evening.

31/8/2018 - 1/9/2019

31/8/2017 - 1/9/2018

31/8/2016 - 1/9/2017

31/8/2015 - 1/9/2016

31/8/2014 - 1/9/2015

 

 

In response to this request Wirral Council can confirm that in 2019 a
joint operation was conducted after 17:30 with Merseyside Police, aimed at
inspecting licensed vehicles. Although there have been no other operations
conducted by Licensing Officers designed to inspect hackney carriage and
private hire vehicles outside of normal working hours, in the time period
requested, I can advise that a conscious decision has been taken by the
Licensing Authority to inspect vehicles in the daytime. This means there
is sufficient natural daylight so Officers are able to more effectively
carry out a full inspection to the required standard. Vehicle inspections
are carried out on a routine basis, by vehicle proprietors being requested
to present them for inspection at Wallasey Town Hall. It is recognised
that although there may be some licensed drivers who only work nights;
these drivers are also requested to present their vehicles to Wallasey
Town Hall for inspection.

 

We trust this information is of use to you.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Lynette Paterson

Principal Information Management Officer

Wirral Council

Business Management - ICT

Treasury Building

Argyle Street

Birkenhead

Wirral

CH41 1AH

 

Tel: 0151 691 8201

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