taxi rank won't be converted into parking spaces
councillors have this week decided that a taxi rank in Burnham-On-Sea
town centre should remain as it is and not be converted into extra
council's Town Projects Committee discussed the College Street taxi
rank, pictured here, during a meeting on Wednesday (January 25th).
Peter Burridge-Clayton said: "Having worked opposite this taxi
rank for 28 years I can certainly vouch that it is a very well used
taxi rank. That end of the High Street needs a taxi rank and I don't
think we should be taking this any further. It is very much needed."
Janet Keen added: "The taxi businesses are paying a considerable
sum of money for their licenses. Knowing that this is a safe and
popular drop-off point for people who don't drive to access the
likes of shops and ATMs and then be picked up again later, I think
it would be foolish to think about removing it.
Cllr Nick Tolley added: "This is a street I often use and gaining
two spaces against a problem that sometimes amounts to 25 vehicles
blocking the other side of the road would have no little or no affect.
I would like to see the taxi rank stay."
on the committee agreed that the Town Clerk should write to Sedgemoor
District Council explaining that it does not want to see any changes.
The taxi rank in Burnham-On-Sea's College Street