New Spalding taxi rank frees up parking spaces

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A new taxi rank has been set up in Spalding town centre – creating public parking spaces in the process.

The new rank, based in the town’s Sheep Market, has space for three vehicles and started operating earlier this month.

It replaces a taxi rank in Victoria Street which has been decommissioned and converted to public parking spaces close to the library.

South Holland District Council’s Licensing team took the decision following public views that the Victoria Street rank was not being regularly used.

Spalding town centre currently has four taxi ranks, which are based at: Sheep Market, New Road (at the Junction of Red Lion Street), in front of Spalding train station and Spalding bus station and evening taxi ranks outside Boots the Chemist, Hall Place and outside Broadgate House, Westlode Street.

Malcolm Chandler, portfolio holder for regulatory services, said: “The Victoria Street rank was rarely used due to its location so by decommissioning it, we have provided back some much-needed parking spaces for the public.

“I am confident that the new taxi rank in Sheep Walk will prove popular due to its close proximity to the town centre.”

For more information about using taxis in South Holland visit www.southholland.gov.uk.