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Easter ‘first’ for Street Angels

Beverley’s Street Angels were out in the town centre for the first time at Easter to ensure those enjoying a night out got home safely. The taxi marshals were on the taxi ranks on Good Friday and Easter Sunday between 11pm and 3am, helping ensure queues were orderly; people had enough money for their fares, while also making sure they were getting into a licensed vehicle.

Normally the volunteers are out and about on Saturday nights and at Christmas, but this was the first time they had been present at Easter. Councillor Shaun Horton, cabinet portfolio holder for community involvement and council corporate services at East Riding Council, said: “We know that most people who join a taxi queue after a night out are well behaved, but a small minority can cause problems for others, so the taxi marshals can help people stay calm and in good spirits.

“We always have a first rate response from residents, people in the pub and bar trade and taxi owners when we use the taxi marshals over the Christmas period and we were pleased to extend their use over the Easter weekend.”