Avalon Coaches licence revoked

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One driver was found to have breached drivers’ hours rules 10 times in a 16 day period. MIKE SHEATHER

After significant maintenance and compliance concerns and a long period of time without a transport manager, operator loses its licence

Kevin Rooney, Traffic Commissioner (TC) for the West of England, has revoked the licence of Avalon Coaches of Glastonbury with effect from 2359hrs on December 31, 2017. Before the revocation takes effect, the operator’s licence was curtailed to 12 vehicles with effect from October 31.

No orders of disqualification have been made.


Avalon Coaches Ltd is the holder of a standard international PSV O-licence authorising the use of 22 vehicles. The licence was granted in April 2003.

The company attended a Public Inquiry (PI) on October 5, 2004, at which the number of authorised vehicles on the licence was reduced from 18 to 10 for seven consecutive days. Following this period, an application to increase authorisation to 20 vehicles was granted.

The company attended at a PI on July 22, 2010, at which the number of authorised vehicles on the licence was reduced from 20 to 15 for 39 consecutive days, the repute of both nominated transport managers was lost and a number of undertakings were given, which were later fulfilled and removed from the licence. […]

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