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Taxi Driver fined following a successful prosecution by Reading Council

  • South Oxfordshire District Council licensed taxi driver pleaded guilty at Reading Magistrates Court in April
  • He was ordered to pay over £1,400 in financial penalties and had eight penalty points added to his driving licence
RBC Waterfest

Reading festival organisers working together on groundbreaking environmental initiative

  • Reading taking part in important national Green Events Code of Practice pilot
  • Organisers of Reading Festival, Readipop, East Reading Festival and Reading Pride among those attending local workshop
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Unlicensed Taxi driver fined after operating illegally in Reading

  • Unlicensed driver found illegally plying for hire in Reading town centre on May 2023
  • Driver given a fine of 2,900 and eight penalty points on his licence
  • Licensing officers stress the importance of checking a valid licence is in place for your journey
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£2k fine for Private Hire driver found operating without a licence in Henley

  • Driver fined over £2,000 and given 6 points on his licence following joint investigation between Reading Borough Council and South Oxfordshire District Council 
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Council Warning on HMO Licences

  • Reading landlord will have to pay £22,861 financial penalty after operating a house of multiple occupation without a licence 
  • Financial penalties of up to £30,000 can be issued by the Council, as an alternative to prosecution
Taxi Licence Revoked

Private hire driver fined after operating without a licence in Reading

  • Driver found to be operating without a licence fined £982 following investigation by licensing officers
  • Residents are reminded not to use unlicensed private hire vehicles where no safeguards will be in place
Today's Express, Duke Street

Licence Revoked for Town Centre Shop

  • Today's Express, Duke Street, Reading had its licence revoked in February 2023
  • The decision follows a series of serious breaches and despite repeated warnings by the Council’s licensing team
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Festival Offender Prosecuted After Under-Age Alcohol Sales

  • Person found to be selling alcohol without a licence to underage festival goers prosecuted
  • Charges included Exposing alcohol for unauthorised sale, in breach of the Licensing Act 2003
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Reading’s Pubwatch wins National Pubwatch of the Year

  • Award recognises the work of local Pubwatch schemes and their efforts to provide safe drinking environments for customers and staff.
  • Reading Pubwatch was recognised for the range of new initiatives launched over the past twelve months
Taxi driver fined

Taxi Driver Fined for Illegally Plying for Hire in Reading

  • South Oxfordshire District Council licensed taxi driver was found guilty at Reading Magistrates Court in March
  • He was ordered to pay over £1,000 in financial penalties and had six penalty points added to his driving licence