Midhurst and Petworth taxi drivers consulted

TAXI drivers and their passengers across the Midhurst and Petworth area are being consulted on proposed changes to the way hackney carriages are licensed.

Since 1987, licensed London-style cabs in Chichester district have had to conform to London’s ‘conditions of fitness’ but Chichester District Council is one of only a handful of local authorities which still retain this policy.

The council has outlined new proposals on how to deal with licensed drivers, vehicle proprietors and operators.

The new conditions make sure that any licensed vehicle continues to be clearly identifiable as a taxi.

People can air their views until Tuesday November 6.