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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:35 pm 
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Son goes to Pitts (Nottingham) for small meter fix and new calibrate/tarriff

pays £40

off he goes

Licensing now want the calibration certificate, he wasnt given one (nor when it was fitted, neither have i on several visits)

Licensing refuse to do the meter check over the measured mile "no face to face meetings"

The £40 was cash/no VAT so no receipt

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:55 pm 
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Licensing now want the calibration certificate,

Can they not email them a copy?

Or heaven forbid fax them one.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:09 am 
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We always asked for the calibration certificate.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:17 am 
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"Not a problem that’s new for the council haven’t done it for any others that come over before all I need is your car reg and I can email you over a copy."

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:37 pm 
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Never had a certificate, but council always checks the meters, and the agent will just readjust the meter if there's a problem.

If your council wanted a calibration certificate in lieu of testing the car, then presumably they made that clear in advance, and before the meter actually recalibrated?

If not, then obviously council at fault here =;


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:27 pm 
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StuartW wrote:
Never had a certificate, but council always checks the meters, and the agent will just readjust the meter if there's a problem.

If your council wanted a calibration certificate in lieu of testing the car, then presumably they made that clear in advance, and before the meter actually recalibrated?

If not, then obviously council at fault here =;

Our Council have always insisted on a calibration certificate and the meter is tested when the vehicle is inspected.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:43 pm 
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Our Council have always insisted on a calibration certificate and the meter is tested when the vehicle is inspected.

So the meter isn't tested by the council after it's recalibrated?

Ours are all called in for a meter test after any fare rise, and they're all done within a couple of days.

So I suppose a calibration certificate is a bit pointless. If it's been calibrated incorrectly then the council won't seal it until it's been adjusted.

Obviously a certificate is a different matter if the council doesn't test the cars after a fare rise.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:52 pm 
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Ours are never checked, council are present when we have a fare increase. But never checked after this.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:18 am 
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The tariff went up in January but the LA agreed that so long as the new rates were displayed and we didnt charge more than the new rates we could carry on..

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:32 pm 
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The measured mile is included in our taxi test. I have never been asked for a calibration certificate :?

I just hope our council doesn't copy Melton !

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:29 pm 
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edders23 wrote:
The measured mile is included in our taxi test. I have never been asked for a calibration certificate :?

I just hope our council doesn't copy Melton !

Why? What is the problem with getting a calibration certificate? Every time you have your meter reset you ask for the certificate. it doesn't cost anything extra.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:47 pm 
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grandad wrote:
edders23 wrote:
The measured mile is included in our taxi test. I have never been asked for a calibration certificate :?

I just hope our council doesn't copy Melton !

Why? What is the problem with getting a calibration certificate? Every time you have your meter reset you ask for the certificate. it doesn't cost anything extra.


Agreed, but forgetting to issue or request one at the time caused problems

Pitts emailed ours over

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