ePetition details

Delay the all WAV policy for two years

We the undersigned petition the council to Delay the implementation of the all WAV policy for two years (this policy states that hackney carriages shall only be licensed if they are Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles and is due to come into force on the 1st January 2022).

The council has been approached regarding the delay of the upcoming policy but has refused to show any understanding or compassion to the taxi trade. Most drivers have not been able to work properly for a year now and have received very little in the way of financial support.
Councillor McKinlay has stated that the drivers have had enough time to save the money to buy a new WAV but the reality is that most drivers have had to use any savings to get them through this year. If there is no delay to the policy many drivers will be forced out of work. We would also like to point out that councillors got an automatic 1 year extension to their term of office due to this pandemic.

This ePetition ran from 18/03/2021 to 20/05/2021 and has now finished.

793 people signed this ePetition.