”We never asked for them, we never wanted them & we are glad to see the back of the marshals for a while & ticket machine too” were the words of Norwich taxi legend Tommy Gotts who was laughing all the way to the chip shop after hearing the news! Tommy (pictured with another one of A2B’s finest Alan Jolin) who voiced his displeasure in last weeks A2B Taxis news went on to say ”its a moral victory for hackney trade & public with the removal of the rip-off ticket machine & as for the marshals, they didn’t help themselves with their attitude recently something of which will take a long time to repair.”
Now, the scheme has been suspended until funding can be found and support is secured from the Hackney Trade Association. It is hoped it will be reintroduced in the future.
Inspector Edward Brown from the Norfolk Night safe Partnership said: “The taxi marshal scheme helps clubbers and party-goers get into taxis after a night out in Norwich.
“In recent months the start up funding has come to an end so partners will be looking at ways to provide a viable, long term solution for taxi marshaling in the city” lets hope they just don’t take it for granted that the public will pay for it.
The decision to suspend the scheme was not taken lightly apparently & it is said that they will do their best to bring it back again later in the year so watch this space!
Until next time~ lets be safe out there
Your taxi news for Norwich commentator.