Southport party-goers supported by marshals and a medic tonight

31st December 2018

Party-goers in Southport town centre are to be supported by licensed taxi marshals and a medic this New Years Eve thanks to Southport Business Improvement District.

The taxi marshals, dressed in high visibility jackets, will continue to provide extra peace of mind to revellers looking to return home by taxi after a night out in our town.

Their role will also be to ensure that only legal and registered hackney carriages and private hire vehicles are operating in the town.  The marshals will also help maintain an orderly queue for the taxis throughout the night meaning that the queues move faster and without issues.

This year the marshals are being supported by a qualified first aider whose role is to provide initial casualty care to those revellers in need of medical treatment.

“We want everyone to enjoy the vibrant nightlife Southport has to offer and the taxi marshals will only enhance this. Taxi queues will flow quicker and people heading home will know they are getting into legal and registered vehicles after an enjoyable night out.” says Hugh Evans of the BID.

The schemes are part of the ongoing work of the BID that saw the town secure the Purple Flag award early this year. Achieved in partnership with Southport Pub Watch, the award is a national recognised accreditation.