AWARDS CEREMONY: Melton Borough celebrates seven taxi drivers accumulating over 278 years of service
Updated: Jun 27, 2022
Melton Borough Council recognised seven taxi drivers for their long service in the borough in a ceremony which celebrated over 278 years of service between them.
The awards were to recognise the valuable service in helping people and enabling the town to function effectively and to acknowledge their roles as ambassadors for the area.
The Mayor presented each driver with their award and thanked them for their service on Wednesday 22 June.
Awards for 35 years service went to Glynn Hudson and Andy Martin. Those recognised for 40 years service included Michele Addesso, Robert Croft, Lee Franklin and Brian Parker.
Finally the award for an astonishing 48 years service went to Alan Bagshaw.
These awards recognise the significant contribution taxis provide in the community and also identifies that it can be a job for life. Melton Borough Council were keen to encourage new applications from drivers interested in following such a career.
Cllr Freer the Portfolio holder for Climate, Access and Engagement said: “Taxi drivers are an important part of our Melton Borough community, providing a service that supports the residents of the borough for a variety of reasons and occasions. This event highlights the impressive commitment and dedication the drivers have had to their career.
“Taxi drivers will regularly be the first contact that visitors to Melton will speak to, and it is important we value the work of these ambassadors to our town.”