Wheelchair accessible vehicle study
In October 2018 Vector Transport Consultancy were commissioned to carry a study into the provision of wheel accessible vehicles in the Harrogate district. The study was concluded at the end of 2019 with a final report being produced in January 2020.
In the Harrogate district, wheelchair users have been facing increasing difficulty obtaining the services of wheelchair accessible licensed vehicles. The difficulties have reportedly increased in recent years. The perceived reduced availability has coincided with reduced levels of provision of wheelchair accessible private hire vehicles in Harrogate.
After conducting consultation with users and the trade, at its meeting on 16 September 2020, the licensing committee resolved that 12 additional dedicated wheelchair accessible hackney carriage vehicle licences be created by the council.
We are now seeking formal expressions of interest to apply for a dedicated wheelchair accessible hackney carriage vehicle licence. Closing date is 31 December 2020.
Taxi Liaison Group
- Town Police Clauses Act 1847
- Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976
- Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 Section 167
- Department for Transport best practice guidance
Identify and safeguard victims of County Lines
Thousands of children and teenagers - some as young as 12 - are being exploited by criminal gangs to carry drugs from urban areas to coastal and market towns. Many of these children travel between the city and rural towns in taxis or private hire vehicles in a criminal activity known as 'county lines'.
For further information please visit the identify and safeguard victims of County Lines page.