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The Blackpool Licensed Taxi Operators Association (BLTOA) was formed in the 1950s to promote  the hackney trade in Blackpool. We are the recognized trade body in Blackpool and we have occasional meetings with the Council on various matters.

Due to the financial implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic; membership for year 2022/23 is reduced to £50

August 2022 New Licensing Policy Consultation, click the link to see what BLTOA will requesting https://www.bltoa.com/2022-licensing-policy-consultation/

The trade need to respond to the consultation, the policy will be with us for about 10 years, act today and respond to licensing@blackpool.gov.uk 


BLTOA Assessment of a FOI on Blackpool Council spending of Taxi & Private hire licensing fees Blackpool Taxi Licensing Fees Freedom of Information Request

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Representing the taxi trade in Blackpool

BLTOA is not a ‘taxi company’, we are an association of Hackney Taxi Operators. A large majority of a members are what’s known in Blackpool as ‘street cabs’. We operate a mixed fleet with the majority being wheel chair accessible vehicles (6 and 7 seaters) and some hackney saloon (4 seater) vehicles. We do not represent private hire drivers.

We are not a political organisation. We exist only to promote the taxi trade in Blackpool. But we will not hesitate to make comments about issues which we feel need to be aired. We regularly provide feedback to the Council on issues effecting the taxi trade and assist the council in their operating capacity & effectiveness.

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