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QUEEN ELIZABETH II DIES

Following the Queen's death, mourners across the world have taken to the streets of London, Windsor and Balmoral to pay their respects to Her Majesty, who passed away on Thursday, September 8 at the age of 96.

 

We offer our Sincere condolences to The Royal Family at this time and congratulate His Majesty King Charles III.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in News by Admin on 12/09/2022

Heathrow Extends Passenger Cap

Heathrow is to extend a cap on the number of passengers flying from the airport until the end of October due to staff shortages.

 

 

Read the full BBC News article relating to airport trips affecting the taxi and private hire trade here.

Posted in News by Admin on 31/08/2022

Airport Drop-off Fees

According to the RAC, More than two thirds of the UK's 22 busiest airports have introduced or increased charges for drivers to drop off passengers since the start of the pandemic.

 

 

Read the full BBC News article relating to airport trips affecting the taxi and private hire trade here.

Posted in News by Admin on 31/08/2022

Driver Medical Checks

Southampton City Council licensing department has allowed taxi and private hire drivers to have a medical check undertaken by different medical providers, if your own GP surgery cannot fulfil the appointment?



The Southampton Hackney Private Hire Association (SHPHA) www.southamptontaxis.org recommend D4Drivers as an easy way of booking your medical, carried out by an approved doctor, at a time best suited for you.

Posted in News by Admin on 29/07/2022

See Southampton

We praise See Southampton for their enormous contribution to tourism to our historical City, with information and tours on offer to everyone.

 

 

Take a look at their website here!

 

www.seesouthampton.co.uk

Posted in News by Admin on 20/06/2022

Cabs, Old & New

What a marvellous four days for the Queen's Jubilee celebrations, how proud we are as a nation.

The brand new LEVC cabs used at the Pageantry manufactured in England and two older designs which were once the cabs of the future, also made in England.

 

 

Posted in News by Admin on 06/06/2022

PH & Taxi Monthly Exhibition

Next week Tuesday 31st May and Wednesday 1st June 2022 is the fantastic Private Hire and Taxi Monthly Exhibition at Milton Keynes.

I will be attending and representing our association along with trade colleagues. Our industry, like many others, is facing insurmountable problems on shortage of drivers, new government requirements, and a host of difficult issues that need to be overcome to sustain our industry.

You will see at the Expo the varied stands of exhibitors offering information and products that will assist us in various ways.

Thanks to Liza Lipson, the PHTM Expo organiser and other individuals, Dave Lawrie NPHTA director (National Private Hire Taxi Association), Des Broster NALEO/Veezu, Lee Ward and Mark Jennings, trade representatives and many, many others who will be present at this exhibition.

You can download the Exhibition brochure here.

Posted in News by Admin on 26/05/2022

Stay Safe After Dark

As this BBC Article explains, Police in Southampton have said tackling violence against women and girls is now their top priority.


 

Always use Southampton City Council (SCC) licensed white hackney carriages or pre-book a SCC fully licensed private hire vehicle.

You could also take a picture of the licence plate number as reassurance so you know who is taking you to your next destination or safely back home.

Posted in News by Admin on 11/05/2022

Safeguarding & Road Safety Act 2022

The Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Safeguarding and Road Safety) Act 2022 received Royal assent on the 31st March 2022.

 

 

One of the main points of this act is it will improve the safety of taxi passengers and resolve where licensing authorities in one area might revoke the licence of a driver for some wrongdoing, but the driver could obtain a licence in another area.

 

View in full here:

 

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2022/14/enacted

Posted in News by Admin on 29/04/2022

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