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Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Handbook Review Consultations

Adur District Council & Worthing Borough Council review of their Taxi Handbooks normally every 5 years but both Licensing Authorities reserve the right to review them at any time that members feel it is required. Both handbooks have been subject to interim reviews in recent years but a full review is now due for both.

The Councils recognise that it is good practice for local authorities to consult widely regarding any significant proposed changes in licensing rules. Any consultation should include not only the taxi and PHV trades but also responsible authorities such as Sussex Police and groups likely to be the trades’ customers. Examples are groups representing businesses such as the Chamber of Commerce, organisations with a wider transport interest such as disability groups (eg Royal national institute for the blind, Guide dogs for the blind, british deaf association, Campaign for Better Transport, Access & Mobility Groups and other transport providers), Minority & Women's Groups, local traders, representatives of the night time economy, local residents groups, other interested parties and of course members of the public are all invited to express their views.

The Councils' review of their Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Handbooks is now taking place. For the next 6 weeks, you are invited to share your views and make any representations regarding taxis in writing during this formal consultation process running from Tuesday 31st August to Tuesday 12th October 2021.

Stakeholders have been written to by email and the current Handbooks are available to view below. If you are unable to access a digital copy of the handbook you can view by appointment at the Councils’ offices at the Shoreham Centre, Pond Road, Shoreham or Portland House, Richmond Road, Worthing and in the central libraries at Pond Road, Shoreham and Richmond Road, Worthing. These will be available until the close of business on Tuesday 12th October 2021.

Representations on the Taxi and Private Hire handbook must be made in writing and can be sent to:  or the Licensing Unit, Portland House, Richmond Road, Worthing, BN11 1HS no later than the close of business on Tuesday 12th October 2021. Please note any representations received after this date will not be considered.

Adur District Council's Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Handbook:

PDF FileAdur DC Taxi Handbook - 2021 Review Consultation Copy (595KB) 

Worthing Borough Council's Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Handbook:

PDF FileWorthing BC Taxi Handbook - 2021 Review Consultation Copy (682KB)

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Page last updated: 07 September 2021