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Taxi drivers threaten 'bumper to bumper' protest over rank shortage

Taxi drivers threaten 'bumper to bumper' protest over rank shortage

Francis Batt

Taxi drivers threaten 'bumper to bumper' protest over rank shortage

Angry taxi drivers are threatening a 'bumper to bumper' protest that could bring Windsor High Street to a halt.

That is the warning from one driver as anger grows about the shortage of taxi ranks in the town.

Nasir Jarral, who represents drivers in the GMB union across the Royal Borough, says they have had enough of not being able to find a space in the rank.

He said: "The borough has not provided one extra space to accommodate all the extra drivers they decided to give licences to. We are now being moved on if we try to stop somewhere else."

He said drivers were considering protest action that could disrupt the High Street.

He said: "It will be happening. This sort of protest action is possibly our only route left."

Cllr Phill Bicknell (Con, Park), deputy chairman of the Royal Borough cabinet, said this week taxi drivers were welcomed to come to him personally if they were concerned.

He said: "I'm not opposed to providing more spaces on principle. But I'm not in favour of demonstrations unless all other avenues are exhausted."

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