Public Notices

An application has been made by:

Hackney Carriage Fares


Somerset West and Taunton Council

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976

Section 65 - Notice of variation to table of hackney carriage fares

Somerset West and Taunton Council is proposing to vary the maximum fares charged by drivers of

hackney carriages (taxis) to those shown in the table below.

For more information about the proposed fares, how they compare with existing fares and to submit

an objection, please visit:

Alternately, objections may be sent to [email protected] with ‘taxi fares’ as

the subject of the email.

All objections must be made by no later than the 3rd August 2022.

Should no objections be received, the proposed table of fares will come into effect on 4th August


First 390 yards £2.40

For each completed 135 yards or part thereof £0.20

Waiting time: each completed 35 seconds £0.20

Soiling charge (caused by vomiting, urinating, defecating or excessive spilled food or drink) £100.00

For hirings commencing between 22:00 hours and 07:00 hours +50%

(time and a half)

For Saturday and Sunday +50%

For all Public and Bank Holidays +100%

(double time)

Christmas Eve and New Years Eve from 18:00 hours +50%

In excess of 4 passengers at any point during the hire +50%

In excess of 4 passengers between 22:00 hours and 07:00 hours +100%

In excess of 4 passengers on a Saturday, Sunday, Bank holiday or Public holiday +100%

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  • Submitted: 22 July 2022
  • Expires: 12 August 2022
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