Starfish Taxis offer to support the thousands of Oil and Gas workers keeping the UK running with secure and affordable energy during the COVID-19 pandemic. We confirm our taxi firm is accepting to transport Oil and Gas workers returning to and from offshore jobs even when showing symptoms we will make a risk assestment. With this we emphasize to eradicate any concerns for last minute travel and transportation for offshore workforce, family or anyone involved in the industry. We can take passengers anywhere in the UK after conducting a risk assessment for any individual passenger and journey.
Partitioned vehicles, Sanitised following protocols.
Starfish Taxis does indeed respect the highest cleaning protocols and uphold our Covid-19 driver and passenger Safety Policy so we can reassure clients as well as road-safety will be our drivers’ top priority. This means that our vehicles will be regularly cleaned during the day, with hard surfaces that could harbour the virus being wiped down with anti-bacterial, products and special anti-viral U.V.-wands.
The offshore industry contains a vast array operations from exploration all the way through to decommissioning. Many skilled roles, not forgetting the all support activities:
Design, subsea, drilling engineers
Technicians and craftspeople
Helicopter pilots and ground crew
Catering and logistics
Health, safety and environmental services
Corporate finance, banking and insurance
Legal and insurance disciplines
External affairs, press and public relations…
We transfer goods such as prototypes and samples (that are time critical or high value), documents and left luggage to any destination nationwide. We also specialise in transportation of oversized luggage. We pride ourselves on the fact we can offer all of the above services to any mainland UK destination quicker and more reliably than some alternative services.
Starfish taxis – Airport shuttles would be delighted to assist your journey from Aberdeen City to Glasgow Airport in Paisley. We have partitions in place between the driver and passenger, with extra cleaning protocols safeguarding all passengers.
No journey is too long in the right comfortable vehicle, Therefor we use Mercedes Viano at present. As a small family run company we care for reputation and take pride in personal service and high standard vehicles! Care for a well groomed joyful driver for the long journey ahead? No drive is too long for us, especially since Aberdeen to Glasgow transfer will usually take about 2 hours 45min via the A90 A9 and M8. Options available for more Scenic routes via Dunottar castle or West via the Cairngorms national park, Scone palace Perth or various other visitor attractions These tourist routes will naturally take longer, However there are many possibilities to stop at attractions making it a pleasurable journey. Should you wish to integrate sightseeing we can get you in touch with the department at Starfish Travel. Are you looking for ways to travel Aberdeen ABZ – city To Glasgow international airport? Competitive pricing and executive service!
Our Aberdeen airport Transfer service: Starfish offers a range of taxi services to clients, groups and families looking for stress-free airport transfers between Aberdeen Airport international and anywhere in Glasgow and beyond. We also provide stag and hen night group transfers, as well as corporate transfers for larger groups. Our vehicles include saloon and estate cars, and MPV luxury minibuses. Please get in touch with any questions or quote requests
Starfish Taxis have a vehicle available for the right self employed driver to join the team in St Andrews.
Job description: We are looking for a person who enjoys customer service and is relaxed about driving.
Local knowledge would be beneficial but can be acquired. We expect you to work set hours and we have currently day time shifts 6 am to 4 pm Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday available or evening shifts 4pm – 2am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. You could work full or part-time and we may occasional ask if you can help with adhoc jobs. This happens during times of high demand but can also be because of customer planes or trains being delayed. Once you are comfortable with your job we would like you to handle telephone inquiries and ask you to take bookings and do so in a timely manner. You will be responsible to keep the vehicle clean inside and out and hand it over to the following driver in a ready-to-go state: Cleaned and filled up with fuel. You will also be asked to report faults and problems of the vehicle based on your daily sheet. You are required to record all fares of every day on your daily sheet in a readable fashion. The fully licenced taxi (Mercedes Vito) will be provided, as will be full insurance, fuel and a mobile phone to be used when working. Vehicle and phone will be shared with other drivers. You will work on a percentage of your takings and you are responsible to report your own tax return. We or our accountants can assist with this if required. This job does provide a bit of freedom and exitement, can be challenging, especially if you work at night and encounter some drunk customers. At the same time it is very rewarding as people of all backgrounds will enter your taxi.
Skills: The ideal candidate should be well organsied, customer focussed, resistant to stress, friendly. Local knowledge and good telephone manners are desired but can be learned. Working on your own initiative is required but we will help you to find your way in St Andrews, at airports, golf courses and stations. You will need to have a driving licence and a Hakney badge
Requirements: The applicant is preferably over 30y and holds a full UK driving license. A hackney license for Fife. (or willing to obtain one before you start the job)
What we offer: We offer a flexible job for a flexible team member.
Please contact Kirstin or Tim by email with an introduction of yourself : Starfish@Taxistandrews.co.uk
Taxis get fined for collecting passengengers from Edinburgh airport drop off zone
One of our drivers had picked up from the drop off area at Edinburgh airport. We fully accept that is illegal as signs show when you enter the ‘Drop off zone’. Vehicle Control Services Limited (Creditor) issued the Charge Notice letter 3 months and 7 days after the airport transfer by normal post. We asked ourselves where to find all the terms and conditions of this scam? Fine to be paid: £60 within 14 days or £100 within 14 to 28 days.
However as per quote of Adrian Witherow (EDI airport Chief Operating Officer) in Edinburgh Live :
“The safety of staff and passengers is always our number one priority and practices like touting and tailgating must be addressed to ensure the drop-off zone is a safe environment for everyone. “It’s important that we provide a steady supply of taxis and private hire cars for passengers who land in Edinburgh but, unfortunately, a rise in these unsafe practices is impacting on our ability to do that. “Touting is also denying our licenced taxis business and we have a responsibility to protect the integrity of that service, especially when that agreement ensures a supply of cars available for our passengers and customers at all hours of the day.
Taxi driver received fine for collecting passengers from the drop off zone of Edinburgh airport
Our conclusion is that the airport boss wants to prevent “Touting” at Edinburgh airport “Drop off area”, however how can you distinguish from the footage if this was a “hire reward job” AND/ OR an advance booking? NOT!
Challenge a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN)
Appeal against Edinburgh Drop Off parking charge
There is an independant appeal service is you find your pentalty charge was unlawfully presented (Please do not pay your penalty before appealing) You may appeal on any ground which undermines the lawfulness of the charge or which otherwise affects the suggestion that you are liable for it. Check out this webiste: https://www.theias.org/home
OR: The Parking on Private Land Appeals (POPLA) was introduced in 2012 to help customers deals with non-council related parking fines. POPLA governs appeals from people who have been given a fine for parking on private land. However, they will only take your case if your appeal has been rejected by the parking firm first. POPLA is an independent body; they are not affiliated with any operators. If you are successful in your appeal with them, your charges can be cancelled. However, if POPLA disagree, then you would have to pay the fine and if you refuse, the parking firm could take you to a claims court.
To challenge a PCN contact MPC who sent you the letter. You should do this within 28 days from the date it was issued. “There is an online selection of reasons to base your contest of the charge on“ You can apeal to MYPARKINGCHARGE.co.uk and the website will redirect you to : https://excel.zatappeal.com. You will need to present your Notice reference number and the registration on the vehicle.
MyParkingCharge and the Central Processing Office is a trading style of the Excel Parking Services Group . Registered in England & Wales No. 02878122 . Registered Address: 2 Europa Court, Sheffield Business Park, Sheffield S9 1XE MEMBER OF IPC (international parking community)
Can a parking company get my car details from DVLA?
The law allows any person with ‘reasonable cause’ to do so to apply to the DVLA for the details of the registered keeper of a vehicle. Parking operators are able to apply for such details in order to recover unpaid parking charges. The DVLA will only release this information to Parking Operators if they can demonstrate their case for needing it and if they are a member of an Accredited Trade Association. If you would like to learn more about data release, please visit the DVLA web page by clicking Here.
If you feel your personal details have been optained and used inappropriately you may complain to the DVLA: gov.uk/contact-the-dvla
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