Taxi and Private Hire in Hyndburn

Taxis or Hackney Carriage or Private Hire vehicles are licensed to ensure that they are suitable and safe for the carriage of the public. The legislation covering the Private Hire and Hackney carriage is quite different. In brief, a taxi...

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Licences and street trading

Welcome to Licensing Hyndburn Borough Council is responsible for several areas of Licensing designed to protect public safety and promote public confidence in activities that may otherwise be open to exploitation. Contact the service as follows ...

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Street Collection Licences

It is illegal to hold a street collection to collect money or sell articles for the benefit of charitable or other purposes without obtaining a street collection licence from the Council. A street collection permit is needed to hold a public...

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House to House Collections

A permit is required to undertake a ‘house to house’ collection, under the House to House Collections Act 1939. The application must be submitted at least 28 days before the proposed first date of collection and will be not be granted...

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Private Hire Operators Licence

Anyone who accepts or invites bookings for private hire vehicles must have a private hire operator’s licence. Members of the public have initial contact with the operator and make the contract with them even if the operator does not provide...

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Scrap Metal Licensing

There have been some recent changes introduced by the government to regulate the scrap metal sector. The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 has replaced the previous registration system for scrap metal dealers created by the 1964 Scrap Metal Dealers...

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Taxi Refunds

We have recently discovered that the increases in fees for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle licences and Operators Licences were not advertised correctly. We will therefore refund any money that has been overpaid in respect of these...

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Sexual Entertainment Venues

Hyndburn Borough Council (the Council) is able to regulate sex establishments through Schedule 3 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (the 1982 Act), in particular sex shops and sex cinemas. On 6 April 2010 the Policing and...

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