Chipping Sodbury’s taxi marshal service has been secured for the next 12 months.
Conservative councillors at South Gloucestershire Council are delighted to announce that Safe & Sound, the organisation that provides the valuable service in Chipping Sodbury, has agreed to continue to deploy taxi marshals for the next 12 months from April this year.
It follows recent doubts about the future viability of the service.
But after talks between the Council and the current providers, and an appeal from the Conservative MP for Thornbury and Yate, Luke Hall, an agreement has been reached for the service to remain in place.
Cllr Toby Savage, Conservative Leader of South Gloucestershire Council, said: “I am delighted to announce that we have managed to secure this service into 2024.
"The market for the provision of these services is extremely challenging and I am sure residents and businesses in Chipping Sodbury will be pleased to hear that Safe & Sound have agreed to extend the contract for another year.
“This news comes on top of planned upgrades to the CCTV network in Chipping Sodbury in the coming year.”
Luke Hall, Member of Parliament for Thornbury and Yate, said: “The whole Chipping Sodbury community will welcome the news that the street marshals operating along the High Street will continue into the next year.
“The marshals provide a valuable service for local residents and businesses, and the news that the service will continue uninterrupted is fantastic news for our High Street.”