A court case in which AVDC were trying to prosecute a minicab company has collapsed.
AVDC claimed that Call-a-Cab Limited were running minicabs even though they didn't have a licence to.
The company said they weren't a cab company, they were just an intermediary who spoke to customers and then tried to get them minicabs - depite the company's number being on the side of private hire vehicles.
Aylesbury Magistrates' Court was told that council officers had pre-booked journeys via a telephone number advertised by Call a Cab Ltd on its website, its cards and the doors of private hire vehicles. There was no contact between an officer and anyone, other than from Call a Cab Ltd, from the time a call was made until the vehicle arrived to collect them.
The magistrate has dismissed the case though because he wasn't convinced that AVDC had sent out the right paperwork when they took over licensing duty in 1989.
The case didn't actually rule on whether Call a Cab Ltd had been operating without a licence, and the council say they will appeal.
Councillor Judy Brandis, Chairman of the AVDC Licensing Committee, said:
"The council is very disappointed with this result and will be lodging an appeal. We firmly believe that the private hire controls were properly adopted in 1989. I must stress that the court's decision does not affect the council's ability to continue to enforce private hire controls in the interests of public safety and the public interest generally."