Dear Rossendale Borough Council,

During the years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019,2020 and 2021 how many times did Taxi & Private Hire Licensing Enforcement Officers visit the following districts to conduct enforcement checks on the drivers and vehicles that are licensed by yourselves.
Birmingham City Council

Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

Cheshire West & Chester Council

City of Wolverhampton Council

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Leicester City Council

Liverpool City Council

Manchester City Council

Oldham Council

Rochdale Borough Council

Salford City Council

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Trafford Council

Sefton Council

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

St Helens Council

Walsall Council

Wigan Council

Wirral Council

For clarity, I am not asking for enforcement within your local district but for checks made on vehicles/drivers licensed by yourselves that are working occasionally, predominantly, or exclusively in the districts listed where your officers have had to travel to in order to undertake these enforcement checks.

If you have undertaken enforcement exercises in any of these districts, then how many vehicles/drivers were checked on each occasion?

Yours faithfully,

Lee Ward

Freedom Of Information, Rossendale Borough Council

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From: Lee Ward <[FOI #800323 email]>
Sent: 17 October 2021 14:03
To: Freedom Of Information <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Taxi and Private Hire
Enforcement

 

Dear Rossendale Borough Council,

During the years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019,2020 and 2021 how many times did
Taxi & Private Hire Licensing Enforcement Officers visit the following
districts to conduct enforcement checks on the drivers and vehicles that
are licensed by yourselves.
Birmingham City Council

Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

Cheshire West & Chester Council

City of Wolverhampton Council

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Leicester City Council

Liverpool City Council

Manchester City Council

Oldham Council

Rochdale Borough Council

Salford City Council

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Trafford Council

Sefton Council

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

St Helens Council

Walsall Council

Wigan Council

Wirral Council

For clarity, I am not asking for enforcement within your local district
but for checks made on vehicles/drivers licensed by yourselves that are
working occasionally, predominantly, or exclusively in the districts
listed where your officers have had to travel to in order to undertake
these enforcement checks.

If you have undertaken enforcement exercises in any of these districts,
then how many vehicles/drivers were checked on each occasion?

Yours faithfully,

Lee Ward

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Good Afternoon

 

Freedom of Information Request – FOI/10358

 

With reference to your request, the Council’s response is attached.

 

Right to Review

 

If you wish to request a review of your response, please contact Freedom
of Information, Committee and Member Services Team, Rossendale Borough
Council, The Business Centre, Futures Park, Bacup, OL13 0BB or email
[1][Rossendale Borough Council request email]  

 

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Freedom of Information Team

[3][Rossendale Borough Council request email]

 

 

 

From: Lee Ward <[FOI #800323 email]>
Sent: 17 October 2021 14:03
To: Freedom Of Information <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Taxi and Private Hire
Enforcement

 

Dear Rossendale Borough Council,

During the years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019,2020 and 2021 how many times did
Taxi & Private Hire Licensing Enforcement Officers visit the following
districts to conduct enforcement checks on the drivers and vehicles that
are licensed by yourselves.
Birmingham City Council

Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

Cheshire West & Chester Council

City of Wolverhampton Council

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Leicester City Council

Liverpool City Council

Manchester City Council

Oldham Council

Rochdale Borough Council

Salford City Council

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Trafford Council

Sefton Council

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

St Helens Council

Walsall Council

Wigan Council

Wirral Council

For clarity, I am not asking for enforcement within your local district
but for checks made on vehicles/drivers licensed by yourselves that are
working occasionally, predominantly, or exclusively in the districts
listed where your officers have had to travel to in order to undertake
these enforcement checks.

If you have undertaken enforcement exercises in any of these districts,
then how many vehicles/drivers were checked on each occasion?

Yours faithfully,

Lee Ward

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Good Afternoon

 

Freedom of Information Request – FOI/10358

 

With reference to your request, the Council’s response is attached.

 

Right to Review

 

If you wish to request a review of your response, please contact Freedom
of Information, Committee and Member Services Team, Rossendale Borough
Council, The Business Centre, Futures Park, Bacup, OL13 0BB or email
[1][Rossendale Borough Council request email]  

 

If you remain dissatisfied you have a right to appeal to the Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.  Telephone 0303 123 1113 or 01625 54 57 45 or visit their website at
[2]https://ico.org.uk/

 

There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

Regards

 

Freedom of Information Team

[3][Rossendale Borough Council request email]

 

 

 

From: Lee Ward <[FOI #800323 email]>
Sent: 17 October 2021 14:03
To: Freedom Of Information <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Taxi and Private Hire
Enforcement

 

Dear Rossendale Borough Council,

During the years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019,2020 and 2021 how many times did
Taxi & Private Hire Licensing Enforcement Officers visit the following
districts to conduct enforcement checks on the drivers and vehicles that
are licensed by yourselves.
Birmingham City Council

Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

Cheshire West & Chester Council

City of Wolverhampton Council

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Leicester City Council

Liverpool City Council

Manchester City Council

Oldham Council

Rochdale Borough Council

Salford City Council

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Trafford Council

Sefton Council

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

St Helens Council

Walsall Council

Wigan Council

Wirral Council

For clarity, I am not asking for enforcement within your local district
but for checks made on vehicles/drivers licensed by yourselves that are
working occasionally, predominantly, or exclusively in the districts
listed where your officers have had to travel to in order to undertake
these enforcement checks.

If you have undertaken enforcement exercises in any of these districts,
then how many vehicles/drivers were checked on each occasion?

Yours faithfully,

Lee Ward

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Dear Freedom Of Information,

Before I request a review of this response that you have given I wish to clarify something.

Are you saying that the authority HAS made enforcement action in the areas asked about and not recorded the events, or are you saying that your authority keeps no records at all of when officers go to other areas to undertake enforcement duties?

Yours sincerely,

Lee Ward

Freedom Of Information, Rossendale Borough Council

Good Morning

 

I can confirm I have forwarded your email through to the officer for
clarification, as soon as I have a response I will forward this onto you.

 

Regards

Freedom of Information.

 

From: Lee Ward <[FOI #800323 email]>
Sent: 22 October 2021 00:43
To: Freedom Of Information <[email address]>
Subject: Re: FOI/10358

 

Dear Freedom Of Information,

Before I request a review of this response that you have given I wish to
clarify something.

Are you saying that the authority HAS made enforcement action in the areas
asked about and not recorded the events, or are you saying that your
authority keeps no records at all of when officers go to other areas to
undertake enforcement duties?

Yours sincerely,

Lee Ward

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Freedom Of Information, Rossendale Borough Council

Good Morning

 

I can confirm I have had clarification from the officer as follows:

 

To clarify, during the period we had excessive numbers of licensed
vehicles working out of the area, we carried out both programmed and ad
hoc enforcement activity, however this is not formally recorded showing
where and when.

 

Right to Review

 

If you wish to request a review of your response, please contact Freedom
of Information, Committee and Member Services Team, Rossendale Borough
Council, The Business Centre, Futures Park, Bacup, OL13 0BB or email

[1][Rossendale Borough Council request email]  

 

Regards

Freedom of Information

 

 

From: Lee Ward <[FOI #800323 email]>
Sent: 22 October 2021 00:43
To: Freedom Of Information <[email address]>
Subject: Re: FOI/10358

 

Dear Freedom Of Information,

Before I request a review of this response that you have given I wish to
clarify something.

Are you saying that the authority HAS made enforcement action in the areas
asked about and not recorded the events, or are you saying that your
authority keeps no records at all of when officers go to other areas to
undertake enforcement duties?

Yours sincerely,

Lee Ward

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