Police promise prompt return of Brighton taxi marshals

Posted On 01 Mar 2014 at 4:08 pm

The taxi marshal service at two busy ranks in Brighton will return soon, according to Sussex Police.

The force said: “The initiative has been interrupted while partners in the city agree ongoing funding.”

The marshals are employed to keep order at the ranks in East Street and West Street in the early hours of Saturday and Sunday mornings.

They are not expected to be working tonight (Saturday 1 March) while funding is under discussion.

Chief Inspector Katy Woolford said: “Taxi marshalling plays a key part in identifying vulnerable people and preventing crime at night in the city.

“Brighton and Hove police are committed to paying their contribution to this valuable service which is funded by a number of partners in the city.

“It is unfortunate that this initiative will be interrupted for a short time while partners arrange ongoing funding.

“A partnership meeting is due to take place imminently so that this service is quickly restored.”

  1. Stefan Johansson Reply

    Air Marshalls, Bus Marshalls, Taxi Marshalls, what a wonderful society in which we live……Store Marshalls at the Travel Agents soon!!!!!

  2. Stefan Johansson Reply

    Air Marshalls, Bus Marshalls, Taxi Marshalls, what a wonderful society in which we live……Store Marshalls at the Travel Agents soon!!!!!

  3. Stefan Johansson Reply

    Air Marshalls, Bus Marshalls, Taxi Marshalls, what a wonderful society in which we live……Store Marshalls at the Travel Agents soon!!!!!

  4. Vodkaman Reply

    Post Office marshals…it’s dog eat dog in the queue on Tuesdays!

  5. Vodkaman Reply

    Post Office marshals…it’s dog eat dog in the queue on Tuesdays!

  6. Vodkaman Reply

    Post Office marshals…it’s dog eat dog in the queue on Tuesdays!

  7. Mr Chock Reply

    i am looking forward to a time when i can stand at a taxi rank and get in a taxi with out some thug or two drunk ladies ” ohh ok girls” get pushy and want to get in the next taxi that arrives ..
    remember the thing about britishness is Que and be polite and open door for a lady , drink tea not coffee and also use your please and thank yous…
    ohh ok maybe its getting a little bit too far fetched to expect people to queue in the rain but last weekend i was at the railway station and a helpful young man offered to help me carry my bike down the steps at Preston park station . I am off to France next week let me see what they do at the Taxi ranks there look out for queue marshals at the Eiffel tower

  8. Mr Chock Reply

    i am looking forward to a time when i can stand at a taxi rank and get in a taxi with out some thug or two drunk ladies ” ohh ok girls” get pushy and want to get in the next taxi that arrives ..
    remember the thing about britishness is Que and be polite and open door for a lady , drink tea not coffee and also use your please and thank yous…
    ohh ok maybe its getting a little bit too far fetched to expect people to queue in the rain but last weekend i was at the railway station and a helpful young man offered to help me carry my bike down the steps at Preston park station . I am off to France next week let me see what they do at the Taxi ranks there look out for queue marshals at the Eiffel tower

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