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On 5 Mar 2018 at 12:24pm Alex wrote:
So what have Lewes council done to upset all the taxi drivers currently parked on the way in to the town before the prison?
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On 5 Mar 2018 at 1:01pm Dunno... wrote:
But they just all drove down the High Street tooting their horns. Protest? Funeral of a colleague? Fun?
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On 5 Mar 2018 at 1:02pm Knowledge wrote:
I believe
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On 5 Mar 2018 at 1:14pm Popeye wrote:
Theyíre complaining about a council decision. Itís a shame they didnít make clear what decision and which Lewes council theyíre moaning about though.
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On 5 Mar 2018 at 1:29pm Bob wrote:
Uber are coming to town, more chance of a taxi at the station now.
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On 5 Mar 2018 at 2:14pm Taxi Driver wrote:
You talkin' to me ?
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On 5 Mar 2018 at 2:37pm Horseman7 wrote:
It was Brighton drivers challenging LDC's decision to allow Uber into Lewes, from whence they can ravage B&H.
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On 5 Mar 2018 at 2:50pm Mr Drummer Smurf wrote:
They are a bit slow as Uber have had an office in Bizspace in Malling street for at least six months.
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On 5 Mar 2018 at 2:54pm jill wrote:
can i just point out theres been more sex attacks on lady . in uber cars in 2017. up from 2016 . this is on ploice records . so why are uber driver car and drivers not check like the rest of the trad
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On 5 Mar 2018 at 3:01pm Why are LDC so inept wrote:
Once again LDC let us down and disregard the present businesses......
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On 5 Mar 2018 at 5:22pm Hollola Lola wrote:
For Jill,
I think its just becoming more easier to report so why able to see more of it. Women have been getting attacked by men in all professions, in all types of spaces or places for centuries all over the globe. It's not Uber that's the problem causing it, its the men doing it. Plenty of non Uber taxi drivers are doing it but dont get caught as difficult to track and find them.
The men are the issue.
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On 5 Mar 2018 at 6:00pm John Worboys wrote:
We all know that itís impossible for a registered taxi driver to be a sex offender......
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On 5 Mar 2018 at 6:35pm bored wrote:
Yay, another huge company not paying staff a wage they can live off and avoiding the regulations all current competitors (local businesses for those who care) abide by. Race you to the bottom
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On 5 Mar 2018 at 7:19pm Theresa's Philip wrote:
I can't believe that LDC have given Uber a licence - shameful decision. My support is with the protesting cabbies & I will never use Uber - would rather walk.
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On 6 Mar 2018 at 7:27am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
All LDC licensed taxi drivers are DBS checked. Do Uber insist on DBS checks for their drivers?
If not, I don't think they should be licensed and I won't ever use them. Sadly, as I only use a taxi about once a year, if that, my boycott won't make the slightest difference to them.
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On 6 Mar 2018 at 8:24am Thegardener wrote:
All councils insist on medical and DBS check before issuing a private hire license. Most will require a local knowledge test also.
Oddly the London PHV license is the easiest to obtain. All you need is medical, DBS, good English and a very simple map reading test, then off you go to Brighton or wherever and pick up work from the Uber app. A PHV in Brighton requires an extensive knowledge test of the City and is not easy at all to pass. This is what has peeved the local cabbies, the law allows a PHV driver from anywhere to work in another area as long as he is booked from his area. The Uber platform allows this to be possible without breaking the law.
However, just last week Uber as a gesture of goodwill have stopped London drivers picking up outside of the London area (by stopping the drivers app). This is to appease Sadiq Khan as he considers their license renewal appeal.
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On 6 Mar 2018 at 9:02am think outside the box wrote:
and as a result London Uber taxi drivers are now bombarding Lewes District Council with applications for private hire licences so that they can work in Brighton. Thus making a mockery of Brighton City Council's stricter licencing policy. Progress? No.
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On 6 Mar 2018 at 12:27pm George Beresford wrote:
Yesterday the protest through Lewes was to highlight the fact that LDC are issuing Private Hire Licenses to drivers who have no intention of working in the Lewes district in fact they will be working predominantly in Brighton causing congestion. adding to Brighton pollution problems.
A lot of these drivers are removing their Private Hire license plates from their vehicles so creating a public safety issue. LDCís licence application is basic in comparison to the rigorous one set out by BHCC so it seems your council are using the current law to cash in at the expense of the health and safety of he Brighton residents
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On 6 Mar 2018 at 1:02pm jill wrote:
well look at it like this a normal taxi fare say £5 uber have been uping the price to abot £7 some time more. ribing peole off
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On 6 Mar 2018 at 1:50pm Uber alles wrote:
uping das price und ribing off das volk. Zig hile.


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