Taxi marshals to be used in Rhyl over festive period

Published date: 19 December 2013 |
Published by: Matt Jones 
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TAXI marshals will be used in Rhyl over the festive period to protect revellers and drivers during some of the busiest times of the year.

Marshals will operate at the Water Street taxi stand on Friday, December 20, Saturday, December 21 and on New Year's Eve between 10pm and 6am with large queues of people are expected to congregate.

It is part of the Safer Christmas campaign.

Emlyn Jones, public protection manager for Denbighshire Council said: "We are introducing these taxi marshals to help protect the safety of passengers and taxi drivers, to deter crime and to prevent anti-social behaviour at taxi stands.

"These are some of the busiest times of the year and inevitably there is the potential for more anti-social behaviour  than other nights.

"We want people to enjoy themselves but we also want them to stay safe. This latest initiative should offer some reassurances to partygoers that there are people out there watching over their safety."

Inspector Aled Eynon said: “The scheme means there is a highly visible presence on the taxi rank.

"Security industry authority approved officers ensure people working in and using the local night time economy feel safe, and that there is a structured approach to using taxis to leave the area.

"Local policing teams will also be on patrol to support the initiative and further reassure the public, taxi drivers and other night time economy workers.”

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