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 Post subject: Political fix
PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2004 11:14 pm 
Read the article below:

http://www.taxi-driver.co.uk/fix.htm

Discuss the issues below!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2004 11:40 pm 
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Very interesting reading :D


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 4:24 pm 
Another superb piece from TDO 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 5:15 pm 
South of the border, when Conservative transport spokesman Theresa May visited Brighton she expressed concern about the detriment to safety that de-restriction might entail. Perhaps she should have been told that safety ultimately depends on regulation, but it would be interesting to here her views on Brighton and Hove Conservative Councillor Ted Kemble's £35,000 plate premium, which of course depends on the continuation of restricted numbers.

Some things just never change. :(


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2004 8:11 pm 
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Thankfully the Tories of Stratford upon Avon, are bang on.

And the existing taxi trade is as thick as pig's poo. :wink:


Yesterday, Stratford District Council's licensing committee voted unanimously to lift the restriction on the number of Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licenses in a bid to improve the provision of disabled accessible vehicles in the town.

But the decision has angered Stratford Taxi Trade Association. Jim Bryan, of the association, told the meeting that demand for the wheelchair accessible vehicles had been extremely low. He also said that the association believed that no decision should be made until proper consultation had been carried out.

Wheelchair user Elizabeth Dixon, who is also chairman of the South Warwickshire Access Group, said Mr Bryan's comment about there being no demand for the vehicles was a "very poor defence". Moving the recommendation, chairman councillor Richard Adams said: "It's something that we've got to face up to."

The committee's recommendation will now be considered at the next meeting of the council's Executive on Monday, May 10.


The council said to them "go WAV or we de-limit", they said no, the council will now de-limit.

Derrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :shock:

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Sussex wrote:
Thankfully the Tories of Stratford upon Avon, are bang on.

And the existing taxi trade is as thick as pig's poo. :wink:


Yesterday, Stratford District Council's licensing committee voted unanimously to lift the restriction on the number of Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licenses in a bid to improve the provision of disabled accessible vehicles in the town.

But the decision has angered Stratford Taxi Trade Association. Jim Bryan, of the association, told the meeting that demand for the wheelchair accessible vehicles had been extremely low. He also said that the association believed that no decision should be made until proper consultation had been carried out.

Wheelchair user Elizabeth Dixon, who is also chairman of the South Warwickshire Access Group, said Mr Bryan's comment about there being no demand for the vehicles was a "very poor defence". Moving the recommendation, chairman councillor Richard Adams said: "It's something that we've got to face up to."

The committee's recommendation will now be considered at the next meeting of the council's Executive on Monday, May 10.


The council said to them "go WAV or we de-limit", they said no, the council will now de-limit.

Derrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :shock:


Any cchance you can post a link where this info is from

thanks :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2004 1:03 am 
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South of the border, when Conservative transport spokesman Theresa May visited Brighton she expressed concern about the detriment to safety that de-restriction might entail. Perhaps she should have been told that safety ultimately depends on regulation, but it would be interesting to here her views on Brighton and Hove Conservative Councillor Ted Kemble's £35,000 plate premium, which of course depends on the continuation of restricted numbers.

Some things just never change. :(

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that one is bellow the belt, many councillors have taxis and neither speak nor vote, please stop attacking a fellow driver who participates in public service its bad form.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2004 1:06 am 
Sussex wrote:
Thankfully the Tories of Stratford upon Avon, are bang on.

And the existing taxi trade is as thick as pig's poo. :wink:


Yesterday, Stratford District Council's licensing committee voted unanimously to lift the restriction on the number of Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licenses in a bid to improve the provision of disabled accessible vehicles in the town.

But the decision has angered Stratford Taxi Trade Association. Jim Bryan, of the association, told the meeting that demand for the wheelchair accessible vehicles had been extremely low. He also said that the association believed that no decision should be made until proper consultation had been carried out.

Wheelchair user Elizabeth Dixon, who is also chairman of the South Warwickshire Access Group, said Mr Bryan's comment about there being no demand for the vehicles was a "very poor defence". Moving the recommendation, chairman councillor Richard Adams said: "It's something that we've got to face up to."

The committee's recommendation will now be considered at the next meeting of the council's Executive on Monday, May 10.


The council said to them "go WAV or we de-limit", they said no, the council will now de-limit.

Derrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :shock:




Stratford upon Avon drivers must be lunatics they will soon have to go all WAV anyway.

however the betting is on a change of minds by the executive meeting.

hope its not to late for them.


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that one is bellow the belt, many councillors have taxis and neither speak nor vote, please stop attacking a fellow driver who participates in public service its bad form.


But didn't this one ask for the laws to be ammended so he could speak at council meetings about taxis?

Search the Argus web-site and you will find some interesting articles on Ted Kemble. :( http://www.thisisbrightonandhove.co.uk/ ... e/archive/

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2004 8:10 am 
Sussex wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
that one is bellow the belt, many councillors have taxis and neither speak nor vote, please stop attacking a fellow driver who participates in public service its bad form.


But didn't this one ask for the laws to be ammended so he could speak at council meetings about taxis?

Search the Argus web-site and you will find some interesting articles on Ted Kemble. :( http://www.thisisbrightonandhove.co.uk/ ... e/archive/



I dont think you mean laws but rules, councillors can apply for dispensation to speak and vote on issues of which they have a vested interest.

This is because a council can beccome unballanced as a result of these opt outs, and the dispensation has widely in the past been given to people like council tenants.

more common is a dispensation to speak but not vote, this was given here once by the government to a council market traded.

in counils like Brighton where every vote could be on a knife edge the councillor could feel that the opposite party or parties will gang up on taxis not as an issue but to get him.

I have looked at the paper site and can find nothing about this fellow, however I can only say that papers are massively inaccurate, all over the country.

Sussex If you dont like him I could request on your behalf that he relinquishes his plate and goes to be a private hire driver, where the magical anything he says or does will be approved of.

the councils stance on taxis has othing to do with Kembles membership of that I am certain.

Geoff


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2004 12:21 pm 
you cant blame the bloke for trying to keep his plate value safe.
it looks like one bloke has had a go at him at
http://www.thisisbrightonandhove.co.uk/ ... S30ZM.html
and his reply at
http://www.thisisbrightonandhove.co.uk/ ... S50ZM.html

He just wanted to help out. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2004 12:25 pm 
2old4this wrote:
Any cchance you can post a link where this info is from

thanks :wink:


http://www.stratford.gov.uk/stratford/s ... enDocument


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2004 12:58 pm 
Cgull wrote:
you cant blame the bloke for trying to keep his plate value safe.
it looks like one bloke has had a go at him at
http://www.thisisbrightonandhove.co.uk/ ... S30ZM.html
and his reply at
http://www.thisisbrightonandhove.co.uk/ ... S50ZM.html

He just wanted to help out. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:


well of course his position as transport spokesman his in conflict with his private life though clearly he has done nothing wrong in seaking dispensation.

we once had a bus driver on the passenger transport committee, no one but me batted an eye lid.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2004 1:02 pm 
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2old4this wrote:
Any cchance you can post a link where this info is from

thanks :wink:


http://www.stratford.gov.uk/stratford/s ... enDocument


the taxi drivers and owners have been foolish and complacant, they deserve to lose this one the council have bent over backwards.


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Anonymous wrote:
we once had a bus driver on the passenger transport committee, no one but me batted an eye lid.


But he didn't decide if more buses should be put on the road, or bus fares, or the colour of the bus, or the standards of bus drivers, or decide on the fitness of other drivers.

I could go on. :shock:

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