of taxi drivers in Burnham-On-Sea area risk losing their licence
third of taxi drivers across Sedgemoor, which includes Burnham-On-Sea,
risk losing their licence as they have not yet submitted their
District Council says it has a duty to ensure that the public
are transported in safe vehicles by individuals who are suitable
to drive for the public.
"This is done by a licencing system. Part of that system
requires drivers to submit a DBS form," explained the council's
Disclosure and Barring Service, formerly CRB, informs the council
what convictions or reports are recorded against individuals -
if any - which then, in turn, feed into the licencing process."
added: "All current licences expire on November 30th. It
appears that it can take as much as a month for the results to
come back from the DBS to Sedgemoor District Council and only
then can SDC issue a licence."
any drivers are experiencing difficulty their renewals, they should
contact the council as soon as possible.