Cllr Phil Davies threatens to “terminate” taxi contract following Conservative concerns about missing medical and criminal background checks on drivers
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Cllr David “long arm of the law” Burgess-Joyce (pictured above) subjected Council Leader Phil Davies to a long question at the last Council meeting.
He pointed out that criminal background checks and medical checks hadn’t being done on taxi drivers used to transport disabled children to and from school.
He also asked why the contract had been awarded at all when another arm of the Council had following concerns revoked their licence to operate*?
*It was pointed out that an appeal to the licence being revoked had been unsuccessful.
It is also to be noted the contract Cllr David Burgess-Joyce refers to is also the same taxi contract used by Labour councillors to attend public meetings.
In response Cllr Phil Davies said that he “treats this with the utmost seriousness”.
He said that he and Eric Robinson (Chief Executive) had met with councillors on the 16th November. The purpose of the meeting was to understand what Cllr David Burgess-Joyce had outlined.
Cllr Phil Davies said he (please don’t laugh too much as you read this if you were associated with the Lyndale School campaign) “I do place the safety and wellbeing of the children in this Borough at the very top of my priority list”.
In a long answer (which you can watch above) he threatened that if possible the contract would be “terminated”.
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