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Wiltshire Council has opened a public consultation on proposed changes to taxi tariffs throughout the county and people are being asked to have their say.
At a recent extraordinary meeting of the Licensing Committee, members agreed that the proposed changes to the tariffs should be put to public consultation.
The proposed new tariffs see small increases on the initial charge for using a taxi and no change to the subsequent charges.
However, the main change is the length of time that the second tariff tier is active for: previously that ended at 2.29am; now it is proposed that it will start earlier at 10pm instead of 10.30pm and last until 5.59am instead of 2.29am, when the old higher tariff 3 was chargeable. This should encourage more people to use taxis during the early hours, and in turn help to safeguard people as they return home from pubs and clubs. The consultation will run for two weeks, from 6-20 February; please CLICK HERE to take part.