Taxi Liaison Group - 23/01/2018
At a MEETING of the TAXI LIAISON GROUP held at Dundee on 23rd January, 2018.
DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL OFFICER REPRESENTATIVES
Elaine DOAK for (Lisa ARCHIBALD) (Senior Electoral Services and Licensing Officer), Corporate Services
Brian WOODCOCK (Senior Solicitor, Licensing), Corporate Services
Mark DEVINE (Transportation Officer), City Development Services
Barry RODGER (Environmental Compliance Officer), Neighbourhood Services
Daniel GARVEN (Licensing Standards Officer), Neighbourhood Services
Bryan COLEMAN (Licensing Standards Officer), Neighbourhood Services
TAXI TRADE REPRESENTATIVES
Erik THORESEN, Dundee Hackney Association
Bill RATTRAY, Dundee Private Hire (203020) Ltd
Qaiser HABIB, Dundee City Taxi Drivers Association
Graeme STEPHEN, Dundee Taxi Association
George SCULLION, Dundee Taxis Ltd
George HARRIS, Tay Taxis,
Doug INGLIS, Tele Taxis
Chris ELDER, Unite the Union
ALSO IN ATTENDANCE
Robert DONNACHIE (Chargehand Mechanic), City Development Services
Charlie DUTHIE, Tay Taxis
John CURRAN, Unite The Union
Barry RODGER, in the Chair.
I MINUTE OF PREVIOUS MEETING
The minute of meeting of the Taxi Liaison Group held on 20th December, 2017 was submitted and noted for information and record purposes.
II DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL
Items on agenda at request of Dundee City Council:-
(a) TAXI FARES - REVIEW 2018/2019
Mark Devine, Transportation Officer with City Development Services outlined the proposal that the taxi fares structure for 2018/2019 be increased in the sum of four pence on the flag fare. Mr Devine explained to the Group the methodology in the fares structure and the calculations used for this purpose.
Following discussion, the Group agreed to note that Taxi Trade representatives would discuss this proposal with their members and submit their comments in this regard to Lisa Archibald, Senior Electoral Services and Licensing Officer with Corporate Services no later than 19th February, 2018 to allow for a report to be submitted to the meeting of the Licensing Committee to be held in March, 2018 and that Mark Devine would be remitted to submit figures on the possible increase for 2019/2020 to the meeting of the Liaison Group to be held in September, 2018.
(b) CCTV SYSTEMS
Alan Jones of Matrix Telematics and Jack Boorman of Smart Witness gave presentations to the Group on the CCTV Systems provided by their companies which may be installed for the purpose of recording of imagery within vehicles.
Thereafter, having discussed the merits of each individual system the Group agreed that the CCTV system provided and installed by Smart Witness appeared to best meet the needs of the Taxi Trade in terms of product, performance and maintenance and also security of imagery captured by the camera as required by Dundee City Council and that the matter would be further discussed at the next meeting of the Taxi Liaison Group.
III DATE OF NEXT MEETING
The Group noted that the next meeting of the Group may be held in March, 2018.
Barry RODGER, Joint Chair.