Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Policy

East Staffordshire Borough Council proposes to review the policy that regulates the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire trades within the Borough of East Staffordshire.

The aim of the policy is to secure the safety and amenity of the travelling public and to ensure that drivers provide taxi services while facilitating a sustainable taxi industry.

The Council, in adopting the licensing policy recognises both the needs of residents for safe, healthy, convenient, and effective taxi transport and the importance of this provision to the local economy and vibrancy of the Borough.

View current version of the taxi policy.

Any comments should be made by the 18th October 2018 using the comments form. This is also obtainable from the Licensing Section at East Staffordshire Borough Council.

View a matrix of changes.

If you require any further information please contact the Licensing Team on 01283 508310.

Completed comment forms can be emailed to

Gambling Act 2005 - Review of Statement of Gambling Act Policy

Under the terms of the Gambling Act 2005, East Staffordshire Borough Council, being the licensing authority under the Act, is required to review its Gambling policy statement every three years.  The original Gambling Act policy came into effect in November 2006.  The policy must now be reviewed and re published. The consultation will take place from 20th September 2018 to 18th October 2018

The consultation process must take place before the policy can be reviewed and republished.

On reviewing the policy the Council has taken into consideration any new guidance issued by the Gambling Commission.

After reading the policy, please answer the questions on the attached questionnaire. There is an opportunity for you to provide any additional comments in section 2.   All responses will be considered prior to the adoption of the revised Policy.

View the draft Gambling Act Policy

View and complete the feedback questionnaire

Once the consultation process is complete a report and revised policy will be prepared for adoption by the Authority.  A revised policy will then be available for viewing on the Councils website.

Completed questionnaires can be emailed to or forwarded to the following address:

East Staffordshire Borough Council
Licensing Team
PO Box 8045
Burton upon Trent
DE14 9JG

For more information please contact the Licensing Team, telephone 01283 508310