Taxi drivers

Melton Borough celebrates seven taxi drivers with over 278 years of service

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Melton Borough Council has recognized seven taxi drivers for their long service to the borough in a ceremony celebrating over 278 years of service between them.

The awards were intended to recognize valuable service in helping people and enabling the city to function effectively and to recognize their role as ambassadors for the region.

The Mayor presented each driver with their award and thanked them for their service on Wednesday, June 22.

The 35-year service awards were presented to Glynn Hudson and Andy Martin. Michele Addesso, Robert Croft, Lee Franklin and Brian Parker are recognized for 40 years of service.

Finally, the award for his amazing 48 years of service went to Alan Bagshaw.

These awards recognize the important contribution taxis make to the community and also indicate that it can be a lifetime job. Melton Borough Council were keen to encourage new applications from drivers interested in such a career.

Cllr Freer, Portfolio Holder for Climate, Access and Engagement, said: ‘Taxi drivers are an important part of our Melton Borough community, providing a service that supports borough residents on various reasons and occasions. This event highlights the drivers’ impressive commitment and dedication to their careers.

“Taxi drivers will routinely be the first contact visitors to Melton talk to, and it’s important that we appreciate the work these ambassadors do for our town.”