Today’s Star has this interesting little piece about the abuse of Taxi Ranks in Rotherham:
Enforcement operations are to be held at taxi ranks in Rotherham town centre to ensure they are being used properly.
Joint patrols are to be carried out by Rotherham Council’s licensing team and parking enforcement officers and South Yorkshire Police.
Coun Rose McNeely, Rotherham Council cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said: “Drivers bringing cars into the town centre should always ensure they park legally, including later in the evenings.
Rose McNeeley ends with this important point:
The taxi ranks – on Moorgate Street, Ship Hill, Effingham Square, High Street and Corporation Street – are available for Hackney Carriages to wait for customers to approach them.
Strange she fails to mention the outrageous recent activities, by the Private Hire Taxis engaging in ‘goosing’, stealing business from the Hackney Carriages.
Note: Rose McNeely is a Labour RMBC Councillor, representing Boston Castle Ward. Her term of office expires next year and it is understood she will be seeking re-election. Unless something should happen that results in another to be selected in her place? Rumours abound!