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This Court appearance will be the third one in just over a year. I am a hackney carriage owner and have been prosecuted by the local Council for a breach of a bye-law of over-ranking. The position has been made difficult due to the fact United Utilities have been undertaking major works in the area, thereby causing a temporary taxi rank to be established. This rank is for one car up to 10:00pm and has no restriction after that time. As this is the third time the Council have prosecuted me I believe I am being targeted, bullied and harassed by one member of the Licensing Team.
The prosecution has been brought about by the use of CCTV and I am awaiting an ICO report to see if the use of these cameras is lawful in the first place. I currently have no legal adviser.
There has only been one request to adjourn the date of this third hearing as I was the best man at a wedding in Spain.