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  • Taxi and minicab licences
    • Hire Car Booking Office Licence

      West Lothian Council operates a licensing scheme for hire car booking offices. This scheme is administered by the Council's Licensing Team.

    • Information about Taxi and Private Hire Cars

      Information regarding licensed hire cars and drivers

    • Private Hire Car Driver's Licences

      West Lothian Council operates a licensing scheme for private hire car drivers. A private hire car driver's licence entitles the holder to drive only a private hire car. This scheme is administered by the Council's Licensing Team. The Team are able to provide general guidance on the scheme but cannot assist you to complete your application form or provide legal advice on whether a licence is required. You should seek legal advice from a solicitor or advice centre if you are unsure as to whether you require a licence.

    • Private Hire Car Vehicle Licences

      West Lothian Council operates a licensing scheme for private hire cars. This scheme is administered by the Council's Licensing Team. The Council does not restrict the numbers of private hire cars which can be licensed. The Team are able to provide general guidance on the scheme but cannot assist you to complete your application form or provide legal advice on whether a licence is required. You should seek legal advice from a solicitor or advice centre if you are unsure as to whether you require a licence.

    • Taxi and Private Hire Car Licences

      West Lothian Council operates a licensing scheme for taxis and private hire cars and their drivers. This scheme is administered by the Council's Licensing Team.

    • Taxi Driver's Licences

      West Lothian Council operates a licensing scheme for taxi drivers. A taxi driver's licence entitles the holder to drive a taxi or a private hire car. This scheme is administered by the Council's Licensing Team. The Team are able to provide general guidance on the scheme but cannot assist you to complete your application form or provide legal advice on whether a licence is required. You should seek legal advice from a solicitor or advice centre if you are unsure as to whether you require a licence.

    • Taxi Vehicle Licences

      West Lothian Council operates a licensing scheme for taxis. This scheme is administered by the Council's Licensing Team. The Council does not restrict the numbers of taxis which can be licensed. The Team are able to provide general guidance on the scheme but cannot assist you to complete your application form or provide legal advice on whether a licence is required. You should seek legal advice from a solicitor or advice centre if you are unsure as to whether you require a licence.

  • Taxi ranks
    • Taxi Vehicle Licences

      West Lothian Council operates a licensing scheme for taxis. This scheme is administered by the Council's Licensing Team. The Council does not restrict the numbers of taxis which can be licensed. The Team are able to provide general guidance on the scheme but cannot assist you to complete your application form or provide legal advice on whether a licence is required. You should seek legal advice from a solicitor or advice centre if you are unsure as to whether you require a licence.

  • Temporary accommodation
    • Homelessness

      Information and advice on what to do if you are homeless or facing the possibility of homelessness.

  • Tourism
    • Barbecue Hire

      The Park offers beautiful woodland and riverside walks, picnic areas with seating and a barbeque facility. Whilst visiting the park why not have a barbeque with your group.

    • Caravan, Camping and Little Lodges

      Beecraigs is a great destination for a holiday and welcomes caravans, motorhomes, trailer tents and glamping alternative accommodation.

    • Facilities Hire

      Almondell & Calderwood Country Park can offer many facilities for hire, barbecue hire, room hire within the Visitors Centre and also an exhibition room for hire.

    • Friends of Beecraigs Country Park

      The Friends of Beecraigs aims to enable and encourage the local community to take an interest in Park.

  • Trading standards
    • Sale and Storage of Fireworks

      Information relating to sale, storage and application for explosive licence.

    • Trading Standards

      Trading Standards protect consumers and businesses in West Lothian by advising businesses, inspecting trade premises, testing equipment, sampling goods and investigating complaints. We also work in partnership with Citizens' Advice who provide a national consumer advice service.

  • Traffic calming
    • Road Regulations and Limits

      In order for West Lothian Council to meet its responsibility of maintaining the Road Network and ensuring the safety of all those who use it, certain regulations, restrictions and limits need to be applied.

    • Speed Limits

      Local speed limits are set by the council in accordance with national guidance.

  • Traffic lights
  • Transport planning
    • Main Issues Report

      The Main Issues Report (MIR) focuses on the key issues that are changing from the West Lothian Local Plan and sets out general proposals for development in the area

    • New Developments

      The council is responsible for approving new developments within West Lothian

    • Public Transport Updates

      Information on changes and disruptions on local bus routes.

  • Tree preservation
    • Tree Preservation Orders (TPO)

      Trees and woodlands contribute to local amenity and the quality of the natural and historic environment. Tree Preservation Orders protect the most important trees in West Lothian from felling, or from works which might damage them.

  • Trees
    • Tree Management

      We can give general advice on trees, as well as being responsible for maintaining trees in our ownership or care.

    • Tree Preservation Orders (TPO)

      Trees and woodlands contribute to local amenity and the quality of the natural and historic environment. Tree Preservation Orders protect the most important trees in West Lothian from felling, or from works which might damage them.

    • Tree Works

      If you are contemplating any works to a protected tree or trees or to find out whether a tree is protected, please contact Development Management for professional advice.