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Guildford cabby slapped with over £2,000 bill after failed appeal against revoked licence

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Guildford cabby slapped with over £2,000 bill after failed appeal against revoked licence

Published at 5:34pm 6th December 2019.

A cab driver who had their licence revoked has been ordered to pay £2,137 in costs after an appeal to get it back was thrown out.

The hackney carriage driver had the licence revoked in July, with Guildford Borough Council saying there were a number of reasons behind the decision.

Among them the council claims was not having a valid MOT, false declaration, non-compliance with licensing conditions and failure to comply with a statutory notice to return their licence plates.

The council also says there were several complaints about their standard of driving.

Having appealed the decision the driver failed to comply with the directions of the Court and serve evidence.

At a hearing at Guildford Magistrates Court on Wednesday (4 December), a Judge refused the driver's application to adjourn the appeal, and as the driver had presented no evidence, dismissed the appeal.

The driver was then ordered to pay the council’s costs of £2,137.

Mike Smith, Licensing Team Leader at Guildford Borough Council, said:

"We are pleased that the court dismissed this appeal.

“We do not take the decision to revoke a licence lightly, but we have a duty to protect public safety and ensure that residents, visitors and those who work in the borough can be confident when they take one of our licensed taxis that their journey will be safe and secure.”

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