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Make sure your Christmas taxi is licensed as Hackney Carriage and private hire vehicles in Newark and Sherwood must display a district council plate in the window

Revellers are being to urged to make sure they only take licensed taxis over the Christmas season.

All Hackney Carriage and private hire vehicles in the Newark and Sherwood area must be licensed and display a district council plate in the window, a small disc on the windscreen and larger signs at either side of the vehicle.

Licensed taxi drivers undergo a series of enquiries and checks including an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check and a professional drivers’ medical, as well as frequent checks on the driver's driving ability, local knowledge and the Highway Code.

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Newark and Sherwood District Council licensing committee chairman, Rita Crowe, said: “Licensed taxis are always easy to spot as they have a number of stickers and plates on from the district council.

"As more people tend to go out in the run up to Christmas and new year we would advise anyone needing a taxi to check the one they use is licensed.”

An unlicensed taxi is operating illegally.

If anyone spots an unlicensed taxi, or an out of district taxi touting for passengers, contact the district council’s licensing enforcement officers on 01636 655296.


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