Bin Collections

All garden waste (grey and green bins) collections are suspended until further notice.   Black and blue bin collections are operating a limited service. If our crew are unable to empty your bin today please leave them out and we will return as soon as we can.  Thank you for your understanding and help in keeping our residents and crews safe.  More Information

Taxi Knowledge Test - Booking Request

As an applicant for a Hackney Carriage / Private Hire Driver's licence, you must show that you have an adequate geographical knowledge of Kettering Borough Council's area and know the relevant laws associated with driving a Hackney Carriage or Private Hire vehicle.

What is the format of a Private Hire Drivers Test?

The test is written, comprises of 9 questions (a possible 10 marks) and will last approximately 20 minutes.

You will be expected to obtain 8/10 to pass. There are two papers, and on failure of one paper you may book another time to retry the second paper (maximum 2 papers).

After failing two papers you cannot take another Private Hire Test for six months from the date of last test taken.

What is the format of the Hackney Carriage Drivers Test?

The test is written, comprises of 10 questions and will last approximately 45 minutes. You will be expected to obtain 8/10 to pass. There are several different papers, and on failure of one paper you may book another time to retry another paper (maximum 3 attempts).

After taking three papers you cannot take another Hackney Carriage Test for one year from the date of failing the last test.

Fees

Please note a fee of £25 is charged for Taxi Tests. Once you have submitted your form you will be contacted to arrange payment.