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Three Rivers District Council Proposed Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver and Private Hire Operator Suitability Policy.

Three Rivers District Council are responsible for licensing Private Hire Drivers, vehicles and operators under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 within its controlled district. The Council is also responsible for licensing Hackney Carriages and their drivers within its controlled district under the Town Police Clauses Act 1847.

When determining applications for Private Hire or Hackney Carriage Drivers or Private Hire Operators the Council must consider whether an applicant is “Fit and Proper” to hold a licence.

With this is mind the Council have been using the statement of policy about relevant convictions or other information in determining refusals for Hackney Carriage or Private Hire driver’s licences. This policy was adopted in 2009.  

This policy has been reviewed and the Council is wishing to consult residents, the trade and other relevant authorities and organisations on the proposed Draft: Three Rivers District Council Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver and Private Hire Operator Suitability Policy to replace the current policy.

The Council has opened this policy up to consultation and would appreciate feedback on the current proposal or any alternative options that may be considered. The Draft: Three Rivers District Council Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver and Private Hire Operator Suitability Policy is available here

It is anticipated that this policy will be updated every 5 years.

The deadline for responses is 24 November 2017.

Representations can be made by email (Please mark the Subject Line:  PH HC Suitability Policy Consultation) or by post to Licensing, Three Rivers District Council, Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 1RL.

 

Street Trading Consents, proposal add a condition to mobile vendors consents restricting trading near schools.

Three Rivers District Council issues Street Trading Consents under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.

It has been proposed that the Council add a condition to its Street Trading Consents that would restrict mobile vendors from stopping within 50m of a school during term time unless expressly given permission by the Head Teacher. As this would allow therefore still allow schools to invite traders during school events.

This proposal has been made not only to ensure the Health and Wellbeing of pupils but also their safety in ensuring that entrances and exits of schools are clearer.

As such the Council is consulting on the views of schools, residents and the trade on this proposal.

The Council has opened this proposal up to consultation and would appreciate feedback on this proposal or any alternative options that may be considered.

The deadline for responses is 3rd November 2017.

Representations can be made by email (Please mark the Subject Line:  Street Trading at School Consultation) or by post to Licensing, Three Rivers District Council, Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 1RL.