Vehicles Granted a private hire licence or hackney.

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Dear Denbighshire Council,

To the taxi licensing department.

Q1. Please advise the make and model of all vehicles that accommodate 5 or more passengers which have been granted a licence either as a hackney or private hire vehicle since 9th March 2010.

Q2. Please advise the make and model of all vehicles that accommodate 5 or more passengers which have been refused a licence either as a hackney or private hire vehicle since 9th March 2010.

Q.3 Please advice the Name of the designated officer with whom the decision to grant or refuse rests and their relevant qualifications.

Q.4 Please site the relevant section under the miscellaneous provision act 1976 or any other legal act or guidance which is referred to when making such decisions.

Q.5 Please advise the procedure for appeals against decisions.

Yours faithfully,

Kerry Pepperell

Kerry Pepperell left an annotation ()

Apologies, please advise this information as of 9th March 2009 not 2010.

Thank you.

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Dear Ms Pepperell,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information

Thank you for your recent request for information held by Denbighshire County Council received 16 September 2010 regarding hackney or private hire vehicles.

As set out by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 it will be our aim to respond to your request by 14 October 2010. In some cases, however, we may be unable to achieve this deadline. If this occurs we will advise you of the likely timescale within which the response will be provided.

Under the Freedom of Information Act the Council may charge for disbursement costs (e.g. photocopies, postage). However should there be any such costs, you will be notified of this prior to the commencement of any work.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for further advice or guidance relating to the above.

Yours sincerely,

Catrin Lewis
Cynorwy-ydd Mynediad i Wybodaeth/ Access to Information Assistant
Rheolaeth Cofnodion/ Records Management

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Mae'r wybodaeth a gynhwysir yn yr e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag o wedi eu bwriadu yn unig ar gyfer pwy bynnag y cyfeirir ef ato neu atynt. Os ydych wedi derbyn yr e-bost hwn drwy gamgymeriad, hysbyswch yr anfonwr ar unwaith os gwelwch yn dda.

Mae cynnwys yr e-bost yn cynrychioli barn yr unigolyn(ion) a enwir uchod ac nid yw o angenrheidrwydd yn cynrychioli barn Cyngor Sir Ddinbych. Serch hynny, fel Corff Cyhoeddus, efallai y bydd angen i Gyngor Sir Ddinbych ddatgelu'r e-bost hwn [neu unrhyw ymateb iddo] dan ddarpariaethau deddfwriaethol.

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Dear Ms Pepperell,

Thank you for your request for information received 16 September 2010 regarding hackney or private hire vehicle.

The process of searching for the information you required is now complete I can now advise you as follows:

Q1. Please advise the make and model of all vehicles that
accommodate 5 or more passengers which have been granted a
licence either as a hackney or private hire vehicle since 9th March
2010.
A1. Please see attachments for make and model of hackney and private hire vehicles that accommodate five or more passengers.

Q2. Please advise the make and model of all vehicles that
accommodate 5 or more passengers which have been refused a
licence either as a hackney or private hire vehicle since 9th March
2010.
A2. We have no records of those refused a licence either as a hackney or private hire vehicle since 9th March 2010, therefore, under section 1(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information 2000, I can confirm that the council does not hold this information and cannot comply with this part of your request.

Q3. Please advice the Name of the designated officer with whom the decision to grant or refuse rests and their relevant qualifications.
A3. Elected members for the Licensing Committee delegated the relevant authority to grant/refuse to the Chief Executive Officer who then in turn delegate to the relevant officers.

Q4. Please site the relevant section under the miscellaneous
provision act 1976 or any other legal act or guidance which is
referred to when making such decisions.
A4. Please refer to Question 5 which details the relevant sections along with Section 49 of the 1976 Act.

Q5. Please advise the procedure for appeals against decisions.
A5. Applicants can appeal to the Magistrates Courts to appeal decisions under the following Sections of the 1847 Act and 1976 Act:
Section 51 1847 – Driver Licence
Section 47 1976 – H/C vehicle Licence
Section 60 1976 – Suspension and revocation of vehicles
Section 61 1976 – Suspension and revocation of drivers
Section 48 1976 – Private Hire Vehicles
Section 52 1976 – Driver Licence
Section 55 1976 – Operators Licence
Section 62 1976 – Suspension and revocation of operators licence

If I can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you have any concerns about the manner in which the Council has dealt with your request for information please do not hesitate to contact me. Alternatively you can contact the Access to Information Feedback Officer, Records Management, 46 Clwyd Street, Ruthin, LL15 1HP. As I am sure you are aware the Freedom of Information Act 2000 is regulated by the Information Commissioner whose address is Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

The contents of this communication and the enclosed documents are subject to copyright protection. It has been sent to you for your information and you may use it for any private study, non-commercial research or news reporting. Any other re-use, for example commercial publication or publication on a website, requires the permission of this Council. If you wish to re-use this information please contact us, letting us know how you wish to re-use it and what the intended audience will be so that we can consider your request.

Yours sincerely,

Catrin Lewis
Cynorwy-ydd Mynediad i Wybodaeth/ Access to Information Assistant
Rheolaeth Cofnodion/ Records Management

Ffôn/Tel: 01824 707023
Ffôn symudol/[mobile number]
e-bost: [email address]
e-mail: [email address]
Gwefan: http://www.sirddinbych.gov.uk
Website: http://www.denbighshire.gov.uk

Mae'r wybodaeth a gynhwysir yn yr e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag o wedi eu bwriadu yn unig ar gyfer pwy bynnag y cyfeirir ef ato neu atynt. Os ydych wedi derbyn yr e-bost hwn drwy gamgymeriad, hysbyswch yr anfonwr ar unwaith os gwelwch yn dda.

Mae cynnwys yr e-bost yn cynrychioli barn yr unigolyn(ion) a enwir uchod ac nid yw o angenrheidrwydd yn cynrychioli barn Cyngor Sir Ddinbych. Serch hynny, fel Corff Cyhoeddus, efallai y bydd angen i Gyngor Sir Ddinbych ddatgelu'r e-bost hwn [neu unrhyw ymateb iddo] dan ddarpariaethau deddfwriaethol.

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Kerry Pepperell

Dear Denbighshire Council,

I asked for the information regarding Granting of licences, however I note that this list contains vehicles over 5 years old.

Please clarify that this is a list of vehicles issued with the initial grant of licence and not renewals of pre existing licences.

Yours faithfully,

Kerry Pepperell

Catrin Lewis, Denbighshire County Council

I am out of the office until 12/10/2010.

For any enquiries please contact Nicola Samuel

Note: This is an automated response to your message "Re: Your Enquiry (Our
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Mae'r wybodaeth a gynhwysir yn yr e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag o wedi eu bwriadu yn unig ar gyfer pwy bynnag y cyfeirir ef ato neu atynt. Os ydych wedi derbyn yr e-bost hwn drwy gamgymeriad, hysbyswch yr anfonwr ar unwaith os gwelwch yn dda.

Mae cynnwys yr e-bost yn cynrychioli barn yr unigolyn(ion) a enwir uchod ac nid yw o angenrheidrwydd yn cynrychioli barn Cyngor Sir Ddinbych. Serch hynny, fel Corff Cyhoeddus, efallai y bydd angen i Gyngor Sir Ddinbych ddatgelu'r e-bost hwn [neu unrhyw ymateb iddo] dan ddarpariaethau deddfwriaethol.

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Denbighshire County Council

Dear Ms Pepperell,

In response to your clarification email of 8 October 2010, I can confirm that the Council does not differentiate between new and renewal licences and, therefore, our original response contains both.

Yours sincerely,

Nicola Samuel
Rheolwr Cofnodion/Archifydd
Records Manager/Archivist
Cyngor Sir Ddinbych/Denbighshire County Council

Ffôn/Telephone: 01824 707023/708245
Ffôn symudol/[mobile number]
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E-mail: [email address]
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Gwefan: http://www.sirddinbych.gov.uk
Website: http://www.denbighshire.gov.uk

Mae'r wybodaeth a gynhwysir yn yr e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag o wedi eu bwriadu yn unig ar gyfer pwy bynnag y cyfeirir ef ato neu atynt. Os ydych wedi derbyn yr e-bost hwn drwy gamgymeriad, hysbyswch yr anfonwr ar unwaith os gwelwch yn dda.

Mae cynnwys yr e-bost yn cynrychioli barn yr unigolyn(ion) a enwir uchod ac nid yw o angenrheidrwydd yn cynrychioli barn Cyngor Sir Ddinbych. Serch hynny, fel Corff Cyhoeddus, efallai y bydd angen i Gyngor Sir Ddinbych ddatgelu'r e-bost hwn [neu unrhyw ymateb iddo] dan ddarpariaethau deddfwriaethol.

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Dear Denbighshire Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Denbighshire Council's handling of my FOI request 'Vehicles Granted a private hire licence or hackney.'

Please supply the information I requested without adding extra information.

I do not wish to know about private hire or hackney renewals, I only wish to ascertain the make and model of vehicles which have been granted a "new" licence since the change of policy was adopted in March 2009.

I require this information to enable me to make informed choices when licensing my own vehicles.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ve...

Yours faithfully,

Kerry Pepperell

Denbighshire County Council

Dear Ms Pepperell,

I acknowledge receipt of your letter received 19 October 2010 requesting that we review our response to your request for information concerning hackney or private hire vehicle.

A review will be conducted in accordance with Denbighshire our Customer Feedback Policy, and we aim to respond to you by 16 November 2010. However, if we are unable to complete the review by this date we will advise you accordingly.

If we can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Nicola Samuel
Rheolwr Cofnodion/Archifydd
Records Manager/Archivist
Cyngor Sir Ddinbych/Denbighshire County Council

Ffôn/Telephone: 01824 707023/708245
Ffôn symudol/[mobile number]
E-bost: [email address]
E-mail: [email address]
Ffacs/Fax: 01824 708258
Gwefan: http://www.sirddinbych.gov.uk
Website: http://www.denbighshire.gov.uk

Mae'r wybodaeth a gynhwysir yn yr e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag o wedi eu bwriadu yn unig ar gyfer pwy bynnag y cyfeirir ef ato neu atynt. Os ydych wedi derbyn yr e-bost hwn drwy gamgymeriad, hysbyswch yr anfonwr ar unwaith os gwelwch yn dda.

Mae cynnwys yr e-bost yn cynrychioli barn yr unigolyn(ion) a enwir uchod ac nid yw o angenrheidrwydd yn cynrychioli barn Cyngor Sir Ddinbych. Serch hynny, fel Corff Cyhoeddus, efallai y bydd angen i Gyngor Sir Ddinbych ddatgelu'r e-bost hwn [neu unrhyw ymateb iddo] dan ddarpariaethau deddfwriaethol.

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Dear Ms Pepperell,

Thank you for your request for information received 16 September 2010 regarding hackney or private hire vehicle.

In response to your request we have now manually separated the new and renewal licenses, please see attached.

If I can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you have any concerns about the manner in which the Council has dealt with your request for information please do not hesitate to contact me. Alternatively you can contact the Access to Information Feedback Officer, Records Management, 46 Clwyd Street, Ruthin, LL15 1HP. As I am sure you are aware the Freedom of Information Act 2000 is regulated by the Information Commissioner whose address is Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

The contents of this communication and the enclosed documents are subject to copyright protection. It has been sent to you for your information and you may use it for any private study, non-commercial research or news reporting. Any other re-use, for example commercial publication or publication on a website, requires the permission of this Council. If you wish to re-use this information please contact us, letting us know how you wish to re-use it and what the intended audience will be so that we can consider your request.

Yours sincerely,

Nicola Samuel
Rheolwr Cofnodion/Archifydd
Records Manager/Archivist
Cyngor Sir Ddinbych/Denbighshire County Council

Ffôn/Telephone: 01824 707023/708245
Ffôn symudol/[mobile number]
E-bost: [email address]
E-mail: [email address]
Ffacs/Fax: 01824 708258
Gwefan: http://www.sirddinbych.gov.uk
Website: http://www.denbighshire.gov.uk

Mae'r wybodaeth a gynhwysir yn yr e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag o wedi eu bwriadu yn unig ar gyfer pwy bynnag y cyfeirir ef ato neu atynt. Os ydych wedi derbyn yr e-bost hwn drwy gamgymeriad, hysbyswch yr anfonwr ar unwaith os gwelwch yn dda.

Mae cynnwys yr e-bost yn cynrychioli barn yr unigolyn(ion) a enwir uchod ac nid yw o angenrheidrwydd yn cynrychioli barn Cyngor Sir Ddinbych. Serch hynny, fel Corff Cyhoeddus, efallai y bydd angen i Gyngor Sir Ddinbych ddatgelu'r e-bost hwn [neu unrhyw ymateb iddo] dan ddarpariaethau deddfwriaethol.

The information contained in this e-mail message and any files transmitted with it is intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this e-mail in error please notify the sender immediately.

The contents of this e-mail represents the views of the individual(s) named above and do not necessarily represent the views of Denbighshire County Council. However, as a Public Body, Denbighshire County Council may be required to disclose this e-mail [or any response to it] under legislative provisions.