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Taxi Enforcement Swoop in Clitheroe

Published Tuesday, 08 December 2020

Taxi enforcement officers at Ribble Valley Borough Council joined forces with the police and Vehicle and Operator Services Agency in a swoop on potentially unroadworthy vehicles.

And further taxi swoops are across Ribble Valley on the cards over the coming weeks.

Of the eight vehicles inspected at sites around Clitheroe, five were found to be of the required standard.

But two vehicles were served with notices requiring work to be carried out within seven days and one was taken off the road pending an essential repair.

Ribble Valley Borough Council’s taxi enforcement officer, Carl Rung, said: “Maintaining a high standard of vehicles is something we take seriously and we carry out regular checks to ensure taxis and their drivers meet licensing requirements.

“This was a joint operation, where vehicles were subject to a rigorous inspection to ensure they were compliant with licence conditions.

“Although three vehicles were served with notices, we are delighted that most were of an excellent standard.”

Ribble Valley Borough Council’s register of licensed operators, vehicles and drivers featuring the names of taxi licence holders, along with licence numbers, issue and expiry dates, and licence terms, is available at ribblevalley.gov.uk.

Anyone who suspects a taxi firm or driver of operating without a licence, or using an unlicensed vehicle, is asked to contact the council’s licensing team on 01200 414411.

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