Pocklington Taxi Rank Campaign

This morning I had a very interesting meeting with Kumar who runs a Hackney Carriage Taxi business in Pocklington. After consideration to the various issues raised and suitable locations discussed my position is as per “Moving Forward” below.

Current Situation

  • 50% of the current taxi rank is not fit for purpose as the pillar box prevents doors being opened and ramps being used as it is exactly where the door is on Kumars taxi.

Pock Taxi Rank 2

  • 100% of the current taxi rank is not fit for purpose as the bay is only approximately 1.9m wide whereas Kumars taxi is 2.035m wide.
  • The taxi rank cannot be used 24/7 by taxis as it is dual purpose during the daytime and the spaces are nearly always filled with none taxis.
  • Disabled passengers cannot be guaranteed departure from the taxi when they arrive in the town as the parking bay may be occupied by none taxis.
  • As no 24/7 taxi parking is provided this is in breach of fundamental disability legislation as the disabled cannot be guaranteed to be able to enter and/or departure a taxi at the Pocklington taxi rank.

Moving Forward

  • The current taxi rank must be revoked.
  • A new 24/7 taxi rank must be established to accommodate taxis and be disabled friendly.
  • The location of the taxi rank should be located approximately from the start of where Kumars taxi is seen below.

Pock Taxi Rank 1

  • The taxi rank must provide two spaces for taxis.
  • The taxi rank must be wide enough to provide parking for a vehicle 2.035m wide.

Further Issues

  • Every taxi rank across the ERYC area must be 24/7 to comply with disability legislation.
  • ERYC must revoke their policy of having parking bays 1.8m wide as vehicles like Kumars are unable to fit in them.

Email To ERYC

—– Original Message —–

From: Andy Strangeway

To: nigel.leighton@eastriding.gov.uk ; Tina.Holtby@eastriding.gcsx.gov.uk

Sent: Sunday, June 14, 2015 2:05 PM

Subject: Pocklington Taxi Rank Campaign

Dear Nigel,

Following on from the forwarded email and my conversation with Tina on Friday could I please refer you to https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/2015/06/14/pocklington-taxi-rank-campaign/

I would like to register a complaint against ERYC as the current taxi rank in Pocklington and others across the ERYC area are in breach of fundamental disability legislation.

As the current situation could result in the disabled being made house bound I request that this matter is dealt with as a matter of urgency.

Kindest Regards,

Andy Strangeway


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