Proposed Increase in licensed Hackney Carriage fares

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council being the authority for Hackney Carriage, in accordance with Section 65 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, hereby give notice of the proposed increase to licensed Hackney Carriage fares.

A copy of the proposed increase can be inspected at the Licensing Counter, Old Town Hall, Blackburn between the hours of 10.00a.m. and 4.00p.m. on normal working days.

Any person may give notice in writing of an objection to the proposed increase, with reasons for the objection, within 14 days from the date of publication of the newspaper in which this notice appears.

Such notice of objection should be sent to Donna Riding, Principal Licensing Officer, Environment and Operations, White Dove Offices, Davyfield Road Depot, Davyfield Road Blackburn BB1 2LX or by email: donna.riding@blackburn.gov.uk

Licensed Hackney carriage fares

For hiring between 6.00 am and 6.00 pm Monday to Saturday (excluding bank holidays)

  • If the distance does not exceed 672 metres (735 yards) for the whole thereof: £2.50
  • If the distance exceeds 672 metres (735 yards) for the first 672metres: £2.50
  • For each subsequent 68.5 metres (75 yards) or lesser portion thereof: 10p

For hiring between 6.00 pm and 6.00 am Monday to Saturday, all day Sundays, and bank holidays

  • If the distance does not exceed 634 metres (693 yards) for the whole thereof: £2.50
  • If the distance exceeds 634 metres (693yards) for the first 634 metres: £2.50
  • For each subsequent 68.5metres (75 yards) or lesser portion thereof: 10p

Additional charges

  • Waiting period for each period of 45 seconds or uncompleted part thereof: 10p
  • Articles of luggage conveyed outside the passenger compartment of the Hackney Carriage: Free
  • For the first person in excess of one conveyed: Free
  • For each subsequent person conveyed: Free
  • Wheelchairs for disabled persons: Free
  • Assistance dogs: Free
  • Pets, Dogs and Cats: 50p
  • Valet fee if vehicle fouled: £20

For hiring between 6.00 pm 24th December and 6.00 am 27th December and between 6.00 pm 31st December and 6.00 am 2nd January

  • If the distance does not exceed 603 metres (660 yards) for the whole thereof: £3.75
  • If the distance exceed 603 metres (660 yards) for the first 731 metres: £3.75
  • For each subsequent 185 metres (203yards) or lesser portion thereof: 15p
  • Journey over 6 miles from point of pickup: Tariff Two

No other charges may be made

Distance

The above fares apply throughout the whole of the Borough of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Up-front payments

Drivers may ask you to pay an estimated fare/deposit up- front.

If you do not agree you may be refused travel

Complaints

In case of complaint, please contact the Public Protection Service, Licensing, Town Hall Blackburn, BB1 7DY (Telephone: 01254 267666) giving the number of the Hackney Carriage Licence and full details