Hull taxi marshal scheme extended

A taxi marshal scheme in Hull city centre will be extended.

Following funding sign off at this year’s council budget setting meeting, the scheme, which has been running for a year will remain in place from 1 April and see taxi marshals present at Paragon Interchange, Lowgate and Alfred Gelder street ranks on Friday and Saturday nights until closing time.

Marshals will be on hand to manage taxi queues and assist with getting people into taxis promptly, helping people feel safe when leaving the city centre late at night. They can also help to guide people to other amenities when required and provide reassurance and a welcoming face to visitors.

The scheme is funded by Hull City Council and part of Safer Hull – a multi-agency partnership with Humberside Police and the office of the police and crime commissioner for Humberside.

Garry Taylor, Assistant Director for Major Projects, Culture and Place said:

“The taxi marshal scheme has proved incredibly successful over the last year so we’re really pleased it will be extended in the city centre.

“We want to encourage people to visit Hull’s vibrant hospitality offers across a whole range of venues, with reassurance that they will be safe.

“The taxi marshal scheme, together with work from Humberside Police and other key partners, will help to protect safe nights out and provide safe drinking environments for everyone.”

More information on Safer Hull can be found here.

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