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How to have a say on taxi services in Stamford, Bourne and the Deepings

People can have their say on taxis and private hire vehicle services.

The survey is available here and covers topics such as whether vehicles should have CCTV, driver and passenger safety, and environmental issues.

Responses need to be in by November 18 and will help South Kesteven District Council shape its draft hackney carriage and private hire licensing policy 2020 .

Taxi, the signage is a distinguished feature of the so-called Hackney Carriage.. (37483250)
Taxi, the signage is a distinguished feature of the so-called Hackney Carriage.. (37483250)

Cabinet member for commercial and operations, Coun Dr Peter Moseley, said: “We’ve decided to publish the draft policy to give everyone the chance to comment if they wish.

“Revisions include improvements in the vehicle fleet which will have a positive impact on our environment, and measures to protect people from harm.

“These vehicles play a vital and integral part of our integrated transport system and provide a service where other transport is not available, such as in rural areas and late evenings, or for those with mobility difficulties.

“We need to be able to make appropriate and consistent licensing decisions and this is an important guide to assist with this.”

The document also covers vehicle specifications, a drivers’ code of conduct, the council's enforcement policy – including penalty points – and cover both Hackney carriage taxis, which can be hailed in the street, and private hire vehicles, which must be pre-booked.

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