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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 7:48 pm 
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41. Lincoln. 30 WAVs out of 31 (one horse and cart). 96.77%.

So we now know what Mr Jimbo drives. :D


I wonder who provided the incorrect information about the Lincoln Taxi fleet.

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41. Lincoln. 30 WAVs out of 31 (one horse and cart). 96.77%.

So we now know what Mr Jimbo drives. :D


I wonder who provided the incorrect information about the Lincoln Taxi fleet.


Has the horse and cart wheelchair access?

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Only 4 councils left to answer their, over one month late, FoI's. [-X

10. Bolton. Sent FoI 30/03/10. Sent reminder 27/04/10. Sent reminder 31/05/10.

12. Bradford. Sent FoI 30/03/10. Sent reminder 27/04/10. Sent reminder 31/05/10.

72. St Helens. Sent FoI 31/03/10. Sent reminder 01/05/10. Sent reminder 31/05/10.

85. Wigan. Sent FoI 31/03/10. Sent reminder 01/05/10. Sent reminder 31/05/10.

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If it becomes 50/50 I wonder if Skull and JT will take up the offer of becoming saloon hack barons

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At long last the list is complete, and the final stats on the 88 restricting councils are:

Green 70% to 100% WAVs = 28 council (32%)

Orange 40% to 70% WAVs = 8 councils (9%)

Red 0% to 40% WAVs = 52 councils (59%)

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Alex wrote:
At long last the list is complete, and the final stats on the 88 restricting councils are:

Green 70% to 100% WAVs = 28 council (32%)

Orange 40% to 70% WAVs = 8 councils (9%)

Red 0% to 40% WAVs = 52 councils (59%)

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Should the Orange sector not Read 40% to 70%...cos if its over 70% it would be in the Green sector

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bloodnock wrote:
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At long last the list is complete, and the final stats on the 88 restricting councils are:

Green 70% to 100% WAVs = 28 council (32%)

Orange 40% to 70% WAVs = 8 councils (9%)

Red 0% to 40% WAVs = 52 councils (59%)

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Should the Orange sector not Read 40% to 70%...cos if its over 70% it would be in the Green sector

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Think you are seeing things. :roll: :roll:

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Alex wrote:
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At long last the list is complete, and the final stats on the 88 restricting councils are:

Green 70% to 100% WAVs = 28 council (32%)

Orange 40% to 70% WAVs = 8 councils (9%)

Red 0% to 40% WAVs = 52 councils (59%)

Alex



Should the Orange sector not Read 40% to 70%...cos if its over 70% it would be in the Green sector

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Think you are seeing things. :roll: :roll:

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Your quite right....I do see things :lol:


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Very interesting discussion. A lot of knowledge on this site.

Shouldn't there be a distinction between which councils have some sort of WAV policy, and those that don't, because if a council doesn't have a wheelchair policy, and the vehicle is provided out of the goodness of the owners heart, then the owner cannot be made to take wheelchair passengers, therefore cannot be included on any list of WAV vehicles.

It would be unfair to shift responsibility of WAV provision off of the council and onto the poor owner who just happens to have a potentially usable WAV.

I think most of those councils who responded would immediately drop to 0%.

If councils want to include WAV's in their list, so they can continue to restrict, they should make some financial assistance available to the WAV owners, they could then insist they are available for WAV provision.

Just a thought :wink:.

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It would be unfair to shift responsibility of WAV provision off of the council and onto the poor owner who just happens to have a potentially usable WAV.

Whoever has responsibility is sort of irrelevant, cos it will be the owner who pays in the end.

The question that those in red need to ask themselves is do they want 100s of plates issued in their area, or do they want to go 100% WAV.

The choice really is theirs.

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This has been hanging over the trade now dor many years is it really an issue as the expense of putting one on the road is surely pushing most drivers towards unrestricted councils

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This has been hanging over the trade now dor many years is it really an issue as the expense of putting one on the road is surely pushing most drivers towards unrestricted councils

It was a rushed piece of legislation, that MPs passed in the night, and I will be amazed if it ever comes into fruition.

I think restrictions will go, and then that section wont apply.

And in any new act I think it will be 100% WAV, or no % of WAV i.e. drivers choice.

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Sussex wrote:
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This has been hanging over the trade now dor many years is it really an issue as the expense of putting one on the road is surely pushing most drivers towards unrestricted councils

It was a rushed piece of legislation, that MPs passed in the night, and I will be amazed if it ever comes into fruition.

I think restrictions will go, and then that section wont apply.

And in any new act I think it will be 100% WAV, or no % of WAV i.e. drivers choice.



How many drivers would choose a wav if they didn't have to !!!

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How many drivers would choose a wav if they didn't have to !!!

Not that many, which is why I suspect many more councils will go 100% WAV.

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How many drivers would choose a wav if they didn't have to !!!

Not that many, which is why I suspect many more councils will go 100% WAV.



Or will go down the deregulation path to avoid the issue

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