Keeping our taxi queues safe
LATE night taxi marshalls will operate for at least four more years in Gloucester after a deal was agreed.
Taxi marshalls have become part of the night- time scene in both Gloucester and Cheltenham.
But their future in the city was threatened by spending cuts until police and crime commissioner Martin Surl offered a grant of £18,500 over four years on condition it could be matched by the city council – which has now been agreed.
"For the last two years taxi marshalls have been employed at the taxi rank outside Liquid Nightclub to keep the queue in order and reduce incidents of disorder, antisocial behaviour and alcohol-related violence," said Mr Surl.
Gents, come in to Earl's & Co and enjoy a haircut and finish, glass of whisky and a shoeshine for £18.50
Terms: Later and earlier appointments available upon request
Contact: 01242 504887
Valid until: Tuesday, December 31 2013
"It's a scheme that focuses resources into an area of concern. By making sure that people who go into the centre of Gloucester on a Friday or Saturday feel safe and are safe, taxi marshalls make an important contribution to the night-time economy.
"Because it works I was determined it would continue and am glad to be able to work with the city council on this."