Wheelchair-accessible taxis and private hire cars – consultation underway

Wheelchair-accessible taxis and private hire cars – consultation underway
17 April 2019

Views are invited on whether people would like to see more wheelchair-accessible taxis and private hire cars operating in Orkney.

The Council is consulting taxi and private hire operators, Orkney Disability Forum and the wider public.

Gavin Mitchell, the Council’s Head of Legal Services, said: “We are aware that transport services for people with disabilities already operate in Orkney. However, at present, there are no wheelchair accessible taxis and only one licensed wheelchair accessible private hire vehicle available locally.

“Through this consultation we are asking for feedback on whether there might be interest if a greater number of wheel-chair accessible taxis and private hire cars were made available.”

Views can be sent by email or by post to The Head of Legal Services, Council Offices, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1NY. People taking part in the consultation are asked to provide their names and addresses.

The consultation closes on Friday May 24 and the results will be considered by the Council’s Licensing Committee at a later date.

For further information, phone 01856 873535 extension 2232 or 2229.

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

Email: customerservice@orkney.gov.uk

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