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Christmas Taxi Marshal Dates Announced

Wednesday December 11 2013

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TAXI marshals will provide a reassuring presence for customers of Barnsley's night-time economy over Christmas.

Stationed at hackney carriage ranks at New Street (adjacent to Chicago Rock) and Midland Street, the marshals will help people visiting town centre pubs, bars and restaurants get home safely at the end of the evening.

Marshals will be on duty on the evenings of Friday, December 20, Sunday 22, Boxing Day, Saturday 28, and New Year’s Eve.

In addition, officers funded by the Barnsley branch of the Hackney Carriage Association will patrol the area around Queen Street and Eldon Street.

Cllr Charles Wraith, chairman of Barnsley’s General Licensing Board, said: "The marshals will be there to assist with any public safety issues that arise and ensure people get home safely.

"They will also monitor any incidents of illegal vehicles picking up passengers, and any suspect vehicles will be investigated by officers from Regulatory Services.

"If people feel safe using the hackney carriage ranks they will be encouraged to use the town centre and increase the night-time economy, benefiting not only the taxi trade, but pubs, bars and restaurants, too."

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Reply Posted by me on Wednesday December 11 2013 at 15:51
Should it me friday the 20th (mad friday)?

Reply Posted by The Unit on Wednesday December 11 2013 at 17:22

Reply Posted by southern boy on Wednesday December 11 2013 at 16:26
Hope the taxi marshals stay till around 7am always trouble at Halifax bank (bottom of market hill) on a regular Sunday

Reply Posted by Graham on Wednesday December 11 2013 at 17:32
What about keeping taxi drivers safe.?
Loads of idiots out mad Friday

Reply Posted by LOL on Thursday December 12 2013 at 07:53

Reply Posted by observer on Thursday December 12 2013 at 08:30
everyone gets home safe when in a cab. the problems arise from people who will not queue. thought the marshalls might be theer to supervise queuing. hence the safety of everyone?

Reply Posted by shell on Thursday December 12 2013 at 11:05
the drivers need them as well as the public

Reply Posted by nicola brown on Monday December 16 2013 at 20:21
And don't forget to use blueline taxis xx

ipso Regulated