Mob Rule?

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Yesterdays outrageous scenes outside the Town Hall were followed by more at Riverside House: Readers may not wish to miss this insight into the mindset behind this kind of outrageous behaviour that has no place in a democracy: Time to … Continue reading

Lunchtime Town Hall Protest

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Reports are coming in of an impromptu Lunchtime Town Hall Protest by Taxi Drivers! They are reported to be unhappy with the new arrangements for the licensing of Companies and Drivers, together with new standards for vehicles. The old ‘system’ … Continue reading

Taxi licensing consultation – Radio Sheffield Discussion

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The subject under discussion on BBC Radio Sheffield on the Eastern Air programme tonight, is the Licensing of the Taxi Trade in Rotherham. A senior officer responsible for licensing will be on air providing explanations and answering questions. Wonder if … Continue reading

Rotherham Taxis – War Looms!

News has reached Rotherham Politics of further strife amongst Rotherham’s Taxi drivers.

On one side are the Hackney Carriage drivers, who are believed backed by Jahangir Akhtar, who was once one of them, and on the other are the far more numerous, Private Hire Taxi drivers, believed backed by Mahroof Hussain assisted by Sajid Bostan the vice chair of the Private Hire Taxi Association and *Mahroof’s brother in law.

There have been a number of meetings recently concerning these disputes between the two different types of Taxis. This is understood to emanate, from promises made to the Private Hire Taxi drivers during last November’s Rotherham By-Election campaign. Promises that would likely be unlawful if implemented, and which would ‘drive a coach and horses’ through the distinction between the two types of taxis!

There have been many concerns raised over this issue and the Licensing Committee certainly have questions to answer about their diligence on behalf of Rotherham’s citizens in respect to the licensing of taxi drivers.

Would like to be a fly on the wall in tomorrows meeting in the Lubyanka! More news later.

From RMBC Website: Hackney Carriages and Private Hire Vehicle (minicab).

*Sajid Bostan has rung confirming that he is not married to Mahroof Hussain’s sister and not therefore, A brother in law. My apologies for any upset caused!

Started the process of reviewing Mondays events and the phone conversations I had with Sajid Bostan, Afzar Afsars and others. Will report on their extraordinary contents later, in a separate posting.