first_imgThe council, discussing the problems facing Horley, heard that Uber was sending a manager twice a week to check on drivers.Mr Durrant said: “Our officers have met again with Uber and expressed our concerns in the strongest possible terms.”Uber drivers found breaking the terms of the contract including parking in non-designated spaces without a valid parking ticket will receive a penalty charge notice.”Secondly, Uber are sending a manager twice a week to ensure proper conduct by their drivers.”And thirdly, Uber are expected and required to maintain the toilet and rubbish facilities used by their drivers, soiling or littering in the streets or the car park will not be tolerated.”There’s a final option, the council can cancel the contract. Whilst exercising this option would push the problems back into the wider Horley area it has to be considered if this utterly unacceptable behaviour continues.”Mr Durrant later added: “We have already provided extra litter bins and signage in the car park to make it clear to drivers where they can park and have further signage being erected at the entrance to the car park.”If a person sees an individual carrying out the antisocial behaviour and associates this with a vehicle registration number then please report it to Uber so that they can take appropriate action.” Uber app Uber drivers could effectively be forced out of a Surrey town after claims they have been “leering” at and “intimidating” residents.Reigate and Banstead Borough Council agreed last year to lease Uber 50 spaces in the Horley high street car park and a portable toilet was set up following complaints that drivers were urinating in public.But the agreement might be terminated after residents continued to complain to the council and more than 300 have signed a petition to cancel the contract with Uber, the ride-sharing app.Councillors said some Uber drivers had been sleeping in their cars, leaving their engines running and not using the toilets available. I am…concerned at reports of some residents being intimidated or chased out of the car park… this council will not accept this type of behaviourCllr Christian Stevens Conservative councillor Christian Stevens said: “Many of my residents are concerned that the council has provided parking spaces to Uber in Horley’s High Street car park.”This appears to have led to Uber drivers manipulating the car park and in some cases chasing residents off of what is a public facility.”Additionally, there are reports of drivers not using the Portaloos Uber provided, leering and intimidating residents, leaving their engines running, sleeping in their cars and parking in spaces not marked for them.”Councillor James Durrant, portfolio holder for enforcement, said that some residents felt they had been “chased out of the car park” by some drivers.Mr Durrant said: “Although there has been some self-policing by Uber drivers I understand that there are still a number of them who do not park in the designated spaces, leave their engines running or sleep in their vehicles.”This is against the terms of the contract, I am also concerned at reports of some residents being intimidated or chased out of the car park, this is a public facility and this council will not accept this type of behaviour.”center_img Uber is a ride-sharing appCredit:DANIEL SORABJI/AFP Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. An Uber spokesman said: “We fully agree with councillor Durrant: anti-social behaviour is completely unacceptable and not what we expect from an Uber partner-driver.”We’re putting in place a range of measures to address this and have already reiterated the requirement to comply with the requirements of the car park.”Any partner found to be acting antisocially risks permanently losing access to the Uber app.”last_img read more