Consultation

Your views are vital to help us provide the best services possible. Want more of a say on our services? Want to let the decision-makers know what you think? Want to influence the work we do?  You can join our mailing list by emailing consultation@wychavon.gov.uk with your name, address and contact details.  From time to time we will email you to ask for your views on various parts of our work.

Current consultations

Disability awareness training and practical driver assessments

The Licensing Committee of Wychavon District Council has resolved to carry out consultation on some proposals being considered to amend the Council’s current policy on the licensing of hackney carriage (taxi) and private hire drivers.

The proposals under consideration are to introduce the following requirements for new applicants requesting licences to drive hackney carriage (taxi) and/or private hire vehicles.  If introduced, these requirements would need to be successfully completed by any person before they are able to be granted a licence.

  • Disability Awareness Training
  • A Practical Driving Assessment

We would particularly like to hear from the following during this consultation:

  • Licence holders and organisations that represent them
  • Relevant organisations that work with, or represent the interests of people with disabilities
  • The general public

The consultation will remain open for responses until Friday 1 March 2019.

All responses received during the consultation period will be considered by the Licensing Committee before any decisions are taken about which, if any, of the proposals will be implemented.

To let us know what you think about this please go to https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/7BWME/

Have your say on our Statement of Licensing Policy

We are currently conducting a periodic review of our Statement of Licensing Policy under section 5 of the Licensing Act 2003.  The policy statement sets out how we will approach our functions as a licensing authority under the Act.

Before determining and publishing its policy statement for the next five year period, we are required to consult with:

(a) the chief officer of police for the licensing authority’s area,
(b) the fire and rescue authority for that area,
(c) such persons as the licensing authority considers to be representative of holders of premises licences issued by that authority,
(d) such persons as the licensing authority considers to be representative of holders of club premises certificates issued by that authority,
(e) such persons as the licensing authority considers to be representative of holders of personal licences issued by that authority, and
(f) such other persons as the licensing authority considers to be representative of businesses and residents in its area.

A draft revised Statement of Licensing Policy has been produced and can be downloaded here.

The draft Statement of Licensing Policy has been updated to reflect changes to the law and guidance since the existing statement of policy came into effect in October 2014.  The changes between the draft revised version and the existing statement of licensing policy are shown with the use of red text. 

Comments on the draft revised statement of licensing policy can be sent by email to enquiries@worcsregservices.gov.uk (please use the subject line Wychavon Licensing Policy Consultation”).  Alternatively comments can be posted to:

Wychavon Licensing Policy Consultation
Worcestershire Regulatory Services
Wyre Forest House
Finepoint Way
Kidderminster
Worcestershire
DY11 7WF

The consultation will remain open for comments until Friday 11th January 2019 and all comments received will be considered by the Council before the publication of a new Statement of Licensing Policy during 2019.

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For more information contact:

Paul Curry
Joint Research and Intelligence Officer
Telephone: 01386 565333, 9am - 5pm, Mon - Fri
Email: paul.curry@wychavon.gov.uk