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“We are trying to work and earn money here”: Taxis continue parking on Brighton ranks despite plea

Updated: Aug 17, 2021

Image credit: @CabsBrighton (Twitter)

“We are trying to work and earn money here,” says Brighton cabbie as the issue of London taxi drivers parking their cabs on working taxi ranks continues.

Brighton and Hove Cab Trade Association representative Andrew Peters has repeated his warning to London cabbies visiting the seaside city after another cab was found to be blocking a working rank used by Brighton and Hove City Council licensed taxi drivers.

Taxi drivers visiting Brighton were urged to park their vehicles in private car parks instead.

The latest warning comes after two images of black cabs with Transport for London (TfL) licences displayed were shared on social media to highlight the issue facing drivers in Brighton last month.

Peters warned cabbies at the time, saying: “If you are a London licensed cab and you visit Brighton please do not use our ranks for private parking.

“This one was parked in the middle of our busy seafront rank for 3 hours today... we are trying to earn a living here!”

Peters said on 14 August: “Yet another London cab using our ranks for private parking. We are trying to work and earn money here...”


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