A consultation is about to start over whether to put a taxi rank back in front of the shops by the Cenotaph in Garston (Woolton Road).
I am told there used to be one before. To be honest I don't remember it but whether or not I remember isn't really relevant.
The taxi licensing people have asked whether the rank can be re instated and so nearby residents and businesses will be consulted (consultation should start on Friday).
I have to say my initial reaction is that I am not sure there is room here. When I go past this spot, most of the parking spaces do seem to be taken (albeit for short periods of time) and I am not sure where the visiting shopppers will move to if three of the spaces are given over to Hackney cabs.
On the other hand perhaps people would welcome knowing they can pick up a taxi there?
We are being consulted on this as Councillors also and I would like to hear views before coming to my own decision. Please feel free to post them here or e mail me at my council address which is firstname.lastname@example.org