Liverpool City Council’s
Licensing Team is preparing to take centre stage as the host of a major taxi
and private hire trade awareness day which will bring some of the trade’s
biggest players to the city.
On Tuesday 17 September,
drivers, industry experts, vehicle manufacturers and licensing officers will
converge on the Liverpool Community Transport headquarters on Luton Street, for the latest taxi and private hire trade
A total of 21 exhibition
stands have been confirmed and more than
1,000 people are expected to attend.
There will be a host of
displays from manufacturers, cab companies and the council’s own licensing team which will cover all aspects of taxi and private
hire licensing and vehicle safety.
Displays will include a stand
from the London Electric Vehicle Company, Mercedes, Kia/Hyundai, Voyager and
Car ‘n’ Cab Care who will be showcasing the latest state-of-the-art ultra-green
There will also be advice and
information about how to apply for a taxi licence, taxi enforcement, training,
safeguarding and the latest issues affecting the industry.
In recent months the Licensing
Team has launched a number of new initiatives, such as introducing card
payments for Hackney Carriages that will make travelling around the city even
The awareness day is aimed
specifically at the city’s drivers and taxi firms but the city council team
says drivers from other areas are more than welcome to attend.
Those drivers attending the event,
which runs from 10am – 2pm, have the opportunity to win a life-changing prize.
The licensing department has teamed up with Merseyside vehicle suppliers Car
‘n’ Cab Care to offer some great prizes.
One lucky driver who enters
the raffle draw will have the chance to win any vehicle,
up to the value of £19,000 from Car ‘n’ Cab
Care. Whilst two more winners will receive runners-up prizes of £2,000 and
£1,000 off new vehicles bought through the company.
The draw will take place at 2.15pm on the day and the driver must be in
attendance to claim the prize. Complimentary
gifts will also be on offer throughout the day.
Everyone who attends the event will be a winner, because they will be able to get the latest information about the trade, new technology, expert advice from council officers and mechanics and much more. The awareness day follows on from a previous successful event earlier this year and licensing officers now hope it will become a regular event.
Liverpool City Council’s City
Manager Kevin Johnson, said: “This event is a real coup
for the city and cements our place as one of the country’s leading local
authority areas for the taxi and private hire trade. We are committed to
working with the taxi drivers and operators in the city to promote the trade as
a great way to travel and to make it as safe and enjoyable as possible for
members of the public.
“We are lucky to have been
sponsored by Car ‘n’ Cab Care who have
offered such an amazing prize, a brand new vehicle which we believe has the
potential to change somebody’s life. We would urge all drivers to come along
and see what’s on offer on the day, it will be well worth it.”
“There will be a full range of
electric/hybrid and diesel technology vehicles to test drive, both Hackney carriages and
private hire vehicles.”
Shaun Marnell, who is the
owner of Car ‘n’ Cab Care, said: “This is a brilliant event
and one that we really wanted to get involved with. The city council does a
great job in working with the trade and it’s really important that we all get
together to share our knowledge and talk about the issues that are affecting
“We think that an event such
as this really could put the Liverpool taxi trade on the map and we are all
looking forward to the event.
“As a company we want to promote the way the industry is changing to become more eco-friendly, so giving away this prize to spend on a new clean vehicle seemed like the obvious thing to do.”
The Liverpool City Council Taxi
Licensing Awareness Day takes place on Tuesday 17 September,at Liverpool Community Transport, Luton
Street, L5 9XR, between 10am and 2pm. Entry is free and entry into the
prize draw is also free.
For more information about taxi
licensing in Liverpool, visit: www.liverpool.gov.uk and search for