15 Aug Harlow Council wants views on roof signage for private hire vehicles
Do you use a taxi or mini-cab in Harlow?
Up until 24 August 2018 Harlow Council is asking for views on whether the town’s private hire vehicles (also known as mini-cabs) should be allowed to display roof signs.
At a special Licensing Committee on 15 March 2018, it was agreed that a consultation would take place to seek views on roof signage on private hire vehicles.
Residents can find out more and have their say by completing a short survey of four questions at roof signage on private hire vehicles consultation
The Council licenses private hire and hackney carriage vehicles. When licensing vehicles, the Council follows statutory and best practice guidance when deciding the policies and any conditions that it may set.
One of the main reasons the Council sets conditions is to safeguard the public when using private hire services. When making decisions about whether or not to permit roof signage on private hire vehicles we need to ensure any signs are clear and do not confuse the public into believing that the vehicle is a taxi (hackney carriage).