More time to deliver your views on new draft taxi and private hire conditions

Monday, 10 December, 2018

Consultation on new taxi and private hire conditions has been extended following engagement with the trade and community groups.

People now have until 3 March 2019 to get involved in the modernisation process to bring local conditions up to date - protecting the public and making it easier for members of the trade to comply with the law.

Consultation launched in October, with briefings held in November with drivers and operators, community groups, disability organisations and representatives.

High levels of engagement have helped the Council to identify and potentially address issues which have arisen during the process.

Joint Leader, Councillor Vaughan Moody, said, "I am pleased we have been able to extend the consultation process following some very constructive and informative engagement with members of the trade and the public.

"Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far - the feedback has been invaluable and will help to shape new conditions and policies, which aim to modernise guidance for the benefit of the public and trade."

Joint Leader, Councillor Andrew Polson, added, "We want to hear from as many people as possible on the new conditions, which set out responsibilities for safety and reliability, as well as giving the Council and police clear guidance as regards enforcement powers.

"The goal is to promote safety, equality and accountability, as well as enhanced journey experiences. Please have a say if you get a chance."

As part of the modernisation process, the Council is reviewing 'Schedule A' conditions on vehicle fitness, the vehicle testing policy and the driver fitness policy.  Copies of Schedule A and the new draft policies can be found on the consultation page at

The Council will be holding two further engagement sessions - open to all members of the trade - on Monday 21 January to discuss these documents:

  • McGregor House, 10 Donaldson Crescent, Kirkintilloch - 10am-noon
  • McGregor House, 10 Donaldson Crescent, Kirkintilloch - 6-8pm.

You can get involved by visiting or e-mailing before 3 March 2019.

Alternatively, pop into a local library or Community Hub. You can also send written responses to Karen Donnelly, Legal and Democratic Services, East Dunbartonshire Council, 12 Strathkelvin Place, Kirkintilloch, G66 1TJ.

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