Taxi licences issued to convicted criminals in private

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Taxi licences are being issued behind closed doors to drivers convicted of offences including child sex crimes and reckless driving, the Local Democracy Reporting Service has revealed. The findings follow a government report that claims current taxi and private hire … Continue reading

Taxi companies could face tougher licensing rules in bid to tackle sex abuse

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TAXI companies could face tougher licensing regimes in an effort to tackle child sexual exploitation in places like Rotherham, a transport minister has suggested. John Hayes said current regulations were “being gamed”, amid concerns that taxis which fail to obtain … Continue reading

Rotherham abuse survivors press for stricter taxi safety measures

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Rotherham abuse survivors press for stricter taxi safety measures Group wants other councils to follow lead of Rotherham, which will require CCTV and audio recording devices in minicabs All taxis drivers in Rotherham will be required to have CCTV cameras … Continue reading

CCTV cameras fitted in Rotherham taxis to ‘rebuild trust’

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CCTV cameras fitted in Rotherham taxis to ‘rebuild trust’ Taxis in Rotherham are being fitted with CCTV cameras in an effort to rebuild trust in the town’s taxi industry. Drivers have until July 6 to fit the cameras, which are … Continue reading

Is Rotherham Council still destroying evidence?

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Over on http://www.gileshumphry.com some new information: Is Rotherham Council still destroying evidence? In the aftermath of the Jay report it emerged that not only had RMBC managers paid men that they had been informed were rapists to transport vulnerable girls … Continue reading

Some reflections on the strike

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It is decision day for the changes to taxi requirements tomorrow. Yesterdays strike by Rotherham taxi drivers and a protest by taxi drivers, planned for tomorrow, is a last ditch attempt to influence Commissionner Ney’s decision and is wrong at … Continue reading