The scheme allows Londoners who have restricted mobility which prevents them from using busses or trains to travel in contractors' licensed radio taxis-black cabs- at subsidised rates. To be eligible users must be virtually unable to use buses or trains because of either blindness or any permanent or long term disability or injury which seriously impairs the ability to walk.
To join the scheme users must:
- be able to use ordinary black taxis
- have access to a telephone (for booking taxis)
- be resident in a participating London Borough
The scheme works by the user contacting the taxi contractor or a taxi may be hailed or accessed at a taxi rank. At the end of the journey the user pays the fare determined by the particular borough.
For further details visit http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/services/taxicard/ or contact Inspire Community Trust.
Requests relating to trip allocations, chasing applications or any other general enquiries please contact 0845 415 4156, fax number 020 7934 9699 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For details of specific trips taken, amount of trips used this year/month, estimates on journeys or to make any comments or complaints about the Taxicard scheme please contact:
Computer Cabs 020 7908 0271, fax number 020 7908 0054 or email email@example.com
For a Taxicard Application Form, please click on the link below select Bexley from the list of local authorities and download the application form via the attached link:
Alternatively you can collect a form from Inspire Comunity Trust's office at 20 Whitehall Lane, or contact the London Councils offices directly on the numbers above. Please note we do not send out application forms.
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Frequently Asked Questions - Blue Badge Scheme
Why do we have to pay £10 for the badge?
The blue badge scheme is a government scheme, but the government ask the local authorities to administer it on their behalf. Badges have also to be purchased, so the £10 fee is a small contribution the Local Authority costs. If you are not found to be eligible for the badge following assessment then this money is refunded.
Why do I have to collect my badge in person?
The Department for Transport request that all badge holders collect their badge in person and hand over an expiring badge. This is done in part to try and prevent the misuse of the scheme