Bath & North East Somerset Council has received and granted an application by the controversial taxi operator Uber to act as a licensed taxi operator across the Bath area.
The application was considered in line with the Council’s policies and procedures and as all the necessary criteria have been met, the application was granted.
Cllr Martin Veal (Conservative, Bathavon North), Cabinet Member for Community Services, said: “We have recently issued a private hire operator’s license to Uber Britannia Ltd which uses a smart phone application to connect passengers and drivers.
“The company has operated in other cities such as London, Manchester and Bristol for some time now and offers a new type of service to passengers.
“Public safety is of paramount importance to us and we are reassured by the company’s intention to use only Bath & North East Somerset Council vetted and licensed drivers and vehicles.
“This is a relatively new type of service and we will continue to monitor it very closely to see how it works.”