NIGHT marshals will be on patrol in the town centre every Saturday night from this weekend in an effort to reassure locals that they're safe on a night out.

It follows a move by the council to have town centre taxi rank marshals during busy times such as Christmas and New Year.

Working Saturday nights and throughout other busy periods, the marshals will patrol areas of the town centre where there have been incidents of alcohol-related disorder.

They will support the police by dealing with low-level anti-social behaviour as well as acting as a reassurance for revellers making their way home by manning the taxi ranks.

The marshals are also trained in basic first aid and will complement the work of the Street Pastors.