FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

14 October 2021

Please can you provide the following information


1.    Total number of Hackney Carriage vehicle’s currently licenced by your authority.

2.    Do you impose a vehicle condition relating to a top light?

3.    If yes to Q2 what is the wording of this condition?

4.    If yes to Q2 have you received any complaints or requests to remove the condition relating to top lights? If so how many? And how many of these were on grounds of public safety?    

East Herts Council Response

10 November 2021

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

We currently have 260 Hackney Carriage Vehicles.

Yes we do have a condition that reads:

- Roof light Hackney Carriages are required to carry an East Herts roof light provided, that is maintained in a safe and undamaged condition, and that is legibly marked with the lettering and logos with which it was issued.

We issue penalty points against contraventions.

No requests to remove the condition.

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Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Telephone 0303 123 1113


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Thank you for your request.