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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 3:39 pm 
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An external survey has just confirmed 'significant unmet demand' in Renfrewshire. The survey and council officials recommended an increase of 15 additional licences. At a meeting yesterday a council committee increased numbers from 214 to 235.

Link to agenda - https://is.gd/VQ0nbu


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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 6:03 pm 
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Paisley Buddie wrote:
An external survey has just confirmed 'significant unmet demand' in Renfrewshire. The survey and council officials recommended an increase of 15 additional licences. At a meeting yesterday a council committee increased numbers from 214 to 235.

Link to agenda - https://is.gd/VQ0nbu

Was that the survey where the bosses wanted the plates?

How are the plates being divvied out?

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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 7:32 pm 
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Sussex wrote:
Paisley Buddie wrote:
An external survey has just confirmed 'significant unmet demand' in Renfrewshire. The survey and council officials recommended an increase of 15 additional licences. At a meeting yesterday a council committee increased numbers from 214 to 235.

Link to agenda - https://is.gd/VQ0nbu

Was that the survey where the bosses wanted the plates?

How are the plates being divvied out?


Well..under Diversity and equality regulations 7.5 plates will need to go to females, 4 plates will need to go to LGBT types, 3 plates to ethnic minorities...that leaves some straight white guy with half a plate.


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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 12:30 am 
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viewtopic.php?f=2&t=29211&hilit=renfrewshire

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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 10:40 pm 
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Sussex wrote:
Paisley Buddie wrote:
An external survey has just confirmed 'significant unmet demand' in Renfrewshire. The survey and council officials recommended an increase of 15 additional licences. At a meeting yesterday a council committee increased numbers from 214 to 235.

Link to agenda - https://is.gd/VQ0nbu

Was that the survey where the bosses wanted the plates?

How are the plates being divvied out?


The plates are up for grabs on June the 15th. I'll keep you posted as I applied for two :D
PS I'm unemployed and would love the chance to drive my own cab especially during peak demand.

The big bosses include: Renfrewshire Cab Company (ten applications), Paisley Taxis (five), Renfrewshire Radio Cars (two)


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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 10:40 pm 
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Thanks for highlighting this report.


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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 11:02 pm 
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Paisley Buddie wrote:

The plates are up for grabs on June the 15th. I'll keep you posted as I applied for two :D
PS I'm unemployed and would love the chance to drive my own cab especially during peak demand.

The big bosses include: Renfrewshire Cab Company (ten applications), Paisley Taxis (five), Renfrewshire Radio Cars (two)


It depends on how they decide to issue the licenses, local authorities (in England & Wales) work on the following practices;

1, A waiting list

2, A lottery

3, A points system

4, A mix of 2 & 3

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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 10:00 pm 
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In Southampton they have a ballot.

The thought of cab firms getting those plates makes me want to puke.

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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 11:56 pm 
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A quick email with a complaint stating that they should be shared out, to individual drivers


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