Category Archives : John Riley – HR, Democracy, Governance and Licensing


Music after hours leads to fine  

The landlord of  a Plymouth pub has been ordered to pay £975 by Plymouth Magistrates for allowing a DJ to play music beyond the time permitted by its premises licence and for playing recorded music at such a level it could be heard outside The designated premises supervisor Darren Luxton of the Windmill Public House, […]


New taxi livery for Hackney Carriages for Mayflower?

A new distinctive taxi livery for all Hackney Carriages could be introduced in Plymouth as the city gears up to commemorate Mayflower 400. The public as well as the taxi and private hire trade are being asked what they think about the idea as part of a number of proposed changes to the city’s Taxi Licensing […]


Council funding helps Ernesettle youth project shoot for stars

An Ernesettle youth project is shooting for the stars after a rocketing £20,000 funding boost from Plymouth City Council. SPACE Shot supports young people between the ages of 10 and 19 and is run by Plymouth charity Barefoot. SPACE Shot has now worked with a total of 293 individual young people from different backgrounds with […]


Plymouth taxi drivers pass the test

100 per cent of Plymouth’s private hire drivers who were stopped in a recent test purchase operation passed. Over the past month two test purchase operations have been carried out and of the 19 private hire drivers approached no unauthorised journeys were accepted.   The taxi licensing team undertake regular test purchase operations to find […]