Taxis and taxi ranks
Hackney carriages (or "taxis") are public transport vehicles which are licensed to "ply for hire". They can:
- carry passengers for hire or reward;
- be hailed by prospective passengers in the street; and
- park on a rank to await the approach of passengers.
A hackney carriage must be driven by a driver who holds a hackney carriage driver's licence.
Hackney carriage vehicles can be found at the ranks around Clitheroe and they can be hailed in the street.
These vehicles have a roof light with the word TAXI on them. They have a blue plate affixed to the rear and a smaller version affixed to the windscreen which carry details of the expiry date, licence number, vehicle registration and the company.
Taxi ranks in the Ribble Valley
There are permanent taxi ranks on King Lane and Station Road in Clitheroe.
Additional temporary taxi ranks (which operate as such after 6pm only) are on Castle Street and Market Place in Clitheroe.
Contact: Electoral & Taxi Licensing Officer Electoral & Taxi Licensing Officer
Department: Legal Services
Telephone: 01200 425111
Fax: 01200 414488Ribble Valley Borough Council, Council Offices, Church Walk, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2RA