Review of the Taxi Licensing Policy - Mandatory CCTV - Consultatation
Under Government guidance, councils are expected to consider whether they should have a local policy mandating CCTV in taxis, and SRBC wants to know the views of our trade.
On 06/09/2022 members of the Licensing and Public Safety Committee, agreed thelicensing section undertake a consultation exercise with stakeholders on the proposed mandatory policy on CCTV. CCTV Policy - Committee Report.pdf (moderngov.co.uk)
There are many factors that need to be considered to ensure the design, specification and operation of any CCTV system is proportionate, justified and pragmatic. Therefore, any decision to mandate CCTV in licensed vehicles cannot be made lightly or quickly.
Firstly, the Council wants to understand if there are local circumstances which indicate that the mandatory installation of CCTV in licensed vehicles would have either a positive or an adverse net effect on the safety of Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle users, including children or vulnerable adults, and taking into account potential privacy issues.
Accordingly, we welcome feedback and any supporting evidence, in order that the council may take into account any views expressed.
This document can be emailed back via Licensing@southribble.gov.uk or posted to Licensing, Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland, PR25 1DH prior to the end of the consultatation period 31/10/2022.