“Offering safe ways to travel around Watford is critical to getting back to normal as COVID-19 restrictions are eased. The council wants to make sure local people can feel confident when taking a taxi and minicab that as much as possible has been done by the driver to keep them safe and reduce the spread of the virus.
Our programme gives the drivers the information and guidance they need and our grant offers them practical support to make vehicles safer by installing screens. I would urge people to look out for the special mark and make a safe choice when deciding on a taxi or minicab.”
Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor
“We are really pleased to be working with the council on helping Watford’s drivers get back to work. The programme of training and the grant are a real boost after what has been a very difficult time for the trade. We want to be a key part of providing the safest transport services in the town and I am very proud of the partnership work that has put together this package of support.”
Shafiq Ahmed, Chair of the Watford Hackney Carriage Association