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Sean Paul Day with Coutney Connell, David Kurten and LCDC Chairman Grant Davis.
I was very happy to attend the Knowledge of London seminar yesterday at City Hall.
There were the likes of LondonTaxiPR, LTR, Taxiapp, MyTaxi, and many others all there for one reason, to discuss the knowledge.
Unfortunately the LCDC were the only trade org in attendance, which I found depressing, if not disgusting if I am honest.
But the icing on the cake was the absence of our Regulator Transport for London (TfL).
The opportunity to discuss the knowledge -which is the bedrock of our industry- with the Trade should be above ‘politics’ and Tfl should most definitely been there.
There were guest speakers including Dean from Wizann, Michael Galvin and also Frances Wyhowska.
On a real positive note, David Kurten has asked LCDC member, Courtney Connell to address the GLA regarding the plight of the knowledge.
There will be an update in the next edition of the Badge.
TAXI LEAKS EXTRA BIT :
It's unbelievably shocking that only one trade org bothered to attend the Knowledge of London seminar, which is the life blood of the trade. Our largest org gets early access to knowledge students from which they increase their membership and yet chose not to attend the discussion on the future of the Knowledge???
We were told by WizAnn that the drop out rate at their Knowledge school is now running at an all time high of 75%. Not only should TfLTPH been in attendance, but there should have been one rep from every representative taxi group.
Lenny Etheridge said: Many KoL students attend demos and give the trade support. They don't see the proactive fight as negativity. There's plenty of happy slappy tweets on Twitter that motivate them. The word I get from knowledge boys and girls is positive. They are extremely grateful SOMEONE is fighting their corner
Been told today that the United trad group of LTDA, UCG, RMT and Unite were on. A jolly up with manufacturers LEVC....why wasn't hey all at City Hall?
Who are LEVC going to sell their vehicles to if the knowledge dies?
Will they just switch over to producing their electric delivery van?
As Amazon shares rise with more people than every choosing to shop online, perhaps this is where LEVC see their future and not with us.
When TfL turn around and say....we are not paying examiners to do nothing and as there are so few knowledge students we will be suspending the Knowledge until further notice.....it will be too late!!!
Below are the interviews recorded after the seminar by London Taxi Radio.