Extra taxi marshals to help Bristolians in lead up to Christmas

Extra taxi and street marshals have been organised by the Safer Bristol Partnership in the lead up to Christmas and New Year, starting this weekend.

There will be two new taxi marshals working at the rank outside the Hippodrome who will work Friday and Saturday nights from this evening.

They will manage the taxi queues, check people are fit to travel and make sure revellers wait in a fair and orderly way.

The aim is to help people enjoy a safe Christmas night out in the city centre.

Our taxi marshal schemes have been a major success in ensuring that the public get safely home.

They are also popular with taxi drivers as they can check people to stop those who are being disorderly from getting in a cab.

This area is vibrant and busy and, in the early hours, can get very congested with people and vehicles, the taxi marshalls help control the situation.

– Peter Anderson, Crime and Substance Misuse Manager, Safer Bristol