Is Uber the future of taxi-ordering in Southport May 2nd, 2016 jmr jmr Latest News Shares Comments Photo: Uber App Is Uber the future of taxi-ordering in Southport Sefton Council Team granted Uber permission to cover the whole of Sefton – including Southport – last year. A Sefton Council said: “After satisfactorily responding to all our questions concerning compliance with our conditions and relevant legislation, Uber Britannia Ltd were granted a one year Private Hire Operators Licence in June, 2015. “The company agreed to follow our operator conditions and licensing legislation and any breaches of this may have an impact on any option to renew the licence later this year.” Resident Carl Radford said: “I already use the app, there’s no need to use cash, clean taxi’s, no tip required and less hassle – definitely a thumbs up!” According to uber.com, a journey from Liverpool Road in Birkdale to Lord Street in Southport costs between “£3-4” in an UberX car and “£4-6” in an UberXL. (UberX seats four riders and are usually saloon cars. UberXL seats at least six passengers and will be a minibus or SUV) Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!