Town Police Clauses Act 1847
Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976
| TARIFF 1 (Standard Fare)
For the first 1609 metres (1 mile) or part thereof £3.00
For each additional 229.5 metres (251 yards) £0.25
Waiting time for each period of 1 minute £0.15
| TARRIF 2 (Standard Fare plus 50%)
For hiring commencing between 11pm and 6am on any day of the week
For Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve (between 4pm and 11pm)
| EXTRA CHARGES
Each article of luggage carried outside
the passenger compartment £0.25
Each person in excess of one £0.15
Each dog (other than a guide, hearing
or prescribed assistance dog) £0.50
Soiling Charge £50.00
| TARRIF 3
Sundays (between 6am and midnight)
Standard Fare plus additional £1.90
TARRIF 4 (Twice the Standard Fare)
Christmas Day, Boxing Day,
New Year’s Day
A Hackney Carriage Vehicle is sometimes also referred to as a "Taxi" and can be hailed on the street or approached by foot on a taxi rank. Some main train stations have taxi ranks where Hackney Carriage Drivers and their Vehicles will wait for people to approach them. Both the Drivers and the Vehicles are required by law to be licensed separately to ensure Public Safety.
Throughout the South Bucks District all Hackney Carriage Drivers will wear a clearly visible drivers badge, which includes their photograph, name, badge number and expiry date. These badges are Blue in colour and must be produced upon request by any customer, officer of the council or police officer.
Hackney Carriage Vehicles are required to display a roof sign on the top of the vehicle, a Blue South Bucks District Council Plate at the rear of the vehicle and matching Blue door stickers will also be visible on the rear passenger doors of the vehicle. The Door stickers and Licence plate will confirm that the vehicle is licensed and will identify the licence number, vehicle registration and also the expiry date of the licence.
Remember: all of the above items are very important, they show you the paying customer that the vehicle is correctly licensed and insured to carry you for your journey and will also indicate that the driver has undertaken all relevant police checks and driving tests to enable him/her to safely drive members of the public.
If you are interested in becoming a Hackney Carriage Driver
please see below to download a copy of our current licensing policy document. You can also click on the link below to contact the Licensing team for an appointment with an officer of the team.
Please email the team for an appointment on firstname.lastname@example.org
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For more information please contact the Licensing Team on:
Licensing Team, Capswood, Oxford Road, Denham, Bucks, UB9 4LH
01895 837373 or 837325 / 837222