Taxi Forum Agenda 16/01/2017 and draft forum minutes 26/10/2016 and 21/12/2016.

Brighton & Hove Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Consultation Forum

Meeting in Room G91, Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove, BN3 3BQ

10.00am Thursday 16th February 2017

 

AGENDA

  1. Apologies 
  1. Wise (Harriet Stevens)
  1. Minutes from last meeting

Taxi Forum Minutes 26th October 2016

Taxi Forum Minutes 21st December 2016

  1. Traffic Management, Ranks, Brighton Station
  1. Sussex Police
  1. Fares (GMB)
  1. Enforcement
  1. Items for next Meeting 
  1. Date of next meeting  

TBC

Should any B&H licensed driver wish to put forward any ideas or concerns, relating to the above agenda and/or previous forum minutes, could they please contact the PH Ass via the contact details in the top section of the site, or via the usual suspects.

 

Extraordinary Taxi Forum Meeting 21/12/2016

Message from HCO

Dear All
Please see attached an invite and agenda for an extraordinary meeting of the Taxi Forum to be held on the 21st December 2016 at 3.00pm. (Please use the reception entrance not the Customer Service Entrance). This meeting is to update trade members on current issues within Brighton & Hove and is limited to an hour 3.00 to 4.00pm.
Regards
Martin

Taxi Forum Agenda 26/10/2016 and draft forum minutes 20/07/2016

Brighton & Hove Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Consultation Forum

Meeting in Committee Room 3, Brighton Town Hall, Brighton

13.30pm Wednesday 26th October 2016

AGENDA

1. Apologies

2. Suicide Prevention

3. Minutes from last meeting

Draft Taxi Forum Minutes 20/07/2016

4. Traffic Management, Ranks, Brighton Station

5. Sussex Police

6. Fares (GMB)

7. DVSA

8. Dft Draft Best Practice Guidance

9. Enforcement

10. Items for next Meeting

11. Date of next meeting

Thursday 16th February 2017

10.00am Room G91, Hove Town Hall. (Reception Entrance not Customer Service Reception)

Should any B&H licensed driver wish to put forward any ideas or concerns, relating to the above agenda and/or previous forum minutes, could they please contact the PH Ass via the contact details in the top right corner of the site, or via the usual suspects.

Officer wants to thank taxi driver who helped him on a police chase

Source: Brighton and Hove Independant

A quick-thinking taxi driver helped a police officer in Hove catch a suspected criminal. Now, the officer involved wants to thank the taxi driver, as he didn’t have time to get his details.

Police said at around 11.30pm on July 29, officers stopped a vehicle in Cowper Street after police suspected drugs may be being transported inside it. While one officer detained one suspect in the vehicle, the other suspect ran from police.

Sergeant Andy Newman chased the quick-footed suspect and was soon assisted by a taxi driver and his passenger who gave him a lift. The taxi driver drove the officer to the end of Rutland Road, when Sgt Newman directed the driver to stop and then managed to detain the suspect. The driver and passenger then checked the officer was okay before going on their way.

While awaiting for his colleagues to arrive at the scene another member of the public also stopped and asked him if he required any assistance. Sgt Newman said: “I was on my own with a suspect so I was gutted that I didn’t get a chance to get the details of those who assisted me as I would like to thank them for their actions.

It is fantastic to know that we have support from the public.” Officers found a large quantity of cocaine during the search. A 31-year-old man from Hove was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cocaine, supplying cocaine, possession of criminal property and being carried in a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent and a 62-year-old Portslade man was arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine and possession with intent to supply cocaine.

They have been released on bail until October 11. If you were the taxi driver or passenger involved, get in touch with police by emailing 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or ring 101 quoting serial 1709 of 29/07.