Sefton Taxis


May 30, 2008, 1:03 am
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Sefton taxi firm faces city cabs fury

Liverpool taxi drivers make their protest in the city centre

HUNDREDS of taxis flooded Liverpool to protest against a private hire firm which they claim is driving them out of business.

More than 800 hackney carriages and city minicab drivers circled the council’s Dale Street offices yesterday to protest at firms such as Delta Taxis, who operate within the city but are based outside.

They criticised the firm – Merseyside’s biggest operator – because it carried out millions of taxi rides in Liverpool every year, despite being based in Sefton.

Hundreds of drivers drove into town from hackney hotspots including Lime Street, West Derby village, Dovecot and The Bridge Inn on Childwall Valley Road.

Hackney carriage driver Roy Honeyman said: “Things have got to change otherwise we will be dead in the water. Our overheads are a lot higher then firms like Delta, who stay on the fringe in Sefton rather than being in the city.”

One protester, who did not want to be named, added: “You often see Delta drivers parked around Liverpool even though they are officially based in Sefton.

“They are waiting for Liverpool jobs to come in so they can get there quickly.

“It makes a mockery of the Liverpool knowledge test which took me four times to pass. If they want to be based in Liverpool then they should move here.

“There’s no work in Sefton at the weekends so they come to Liverpool. It’s taking food out of our mouths.There will be further protests if things don’t change.”

Delta, despite being based in Sefton, is fully entitled to complete jobs in Liverpool.

Delta spokesman Paul McLaughlin insisted there was enough work in the city for both Delta – which has 1,400 drivers – and the equally 1,400- strong hackney fleet.

He said: “Both hackney carriages and private hire vehicles are entitled to be telephoned booked to and from anywhere in Merseyside, even the country.

“But when it comes to people hiring cabs on the street – only locally licensed hackney carriages can do that and only within the set area determined by their licence.

Liverpool has the largest hackney carriage fleet outside London and Delta – at seven to eight million bookings per year – is one of the biggest firms in the world, he said.

“Any tension is a cause for concern. But we’ve got two football clubs, two cathedrals – there should be enough space for two types of taxi.”Both private hire firms and hackney carriages are essential to the travel network.”

vickikellaway@liverpoolecho.co.uk



Time For Action!
May 29, 2008, 12:57 am
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Our friends in the city have finally had enough of Delta taking their work,good luck lads.



What Happened To The Grid?
May 27, 2008, 1:44 am
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It goes like this,went out with the mrs got hammered and fell over and thats it,Phil kindly announced over the air that i got a crack off the mrs and other drivers have said likely story ive been cracked……which i can understand coz i am a mouthpiece and get worse with ale but its only a bit of a graze so i’ll be back to my former handsome self soon,(p.s. it wasent good working Saturday my glasses were sticking to the scab ewwwwwwwwww)



NVQ in PASSENGER TRANSPORT
May 23, 2008, 12:17 am
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Who in Gods name thought this up? A qualification in taxi driving?someones having a laugh surly?communicate effectively with colleagues and customers…..Ha-Ha.

I’m sure this has been offered to us before maybe under a different name……….but sadly nowone was interested.

Who ever thought this up should give themselves a pat on the back and say “well the thought was there”.

Is this were our taxpayers money goes to fund some idiot who thinks taxi drivers need a qualification?we’ve managed this long without one thank you very much.



The End Of The Line For Elton (Davey Smackhead)
May 22, 2008, 1:04 am
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Elton John or Davey Smackhead as he was better known has finally been given the boot for running up a very large bill,he also ought a sports car what was put on his bill,so i should imagine he owed a few thousand pounds?he once told another driver that when he shacked up with his mrs he told her”you don’t have to go on the game any more i’ll pay for your habit” so now he’s unemployed do you thing he’s said to her “hey love,you know i said that ye didn’t have to go on the game anymore and i’d buy your gear for you,well,i’ts like this…………………”(p.s. i can say anything i want about him coz he’ll never read this,if he ever gets a computer he’ll sell it for crack)



Liverpool Pyramid (McKenzie’s Ghost)
May 19, 2008, 1:27 am
Filed under: Liverpool

This is on Rodney Street,(city centre) next to a very old unused church,the story goes,McKenzie was a gambler and poker player,it was said that if he never had a royal flush in his life time,in his death he’d like to be preserved in a tomb,sitting at a card table with a bottle of whiskey with a royal flush in his hand!

There is also many other variations of this story,he played cards with the devil and gambled his soul and lost then the devil said “i will not take your soul now but when your dead and buried”,so he never got buried and cheated the devil?

Try these sites for more info!

Off the Beaten Path

Miscellaneous-Liverpool

McKenzies Ghost



Auld Ted
May 12, 2008, 12:23 am
Filed under: Taxi

Ever wonder what happened to Auld Ted,he retired about 10 years ago…..he was only on Britain’s got talent,nice to know he’s thinking about a new career at the age of 82 (p.s.i’ve got the video in avi format of the show but dont know how to rip the small clip out……any helpers please).

Update,i’ve since found the vid on youtube,hope you’s enjoy,we had a good laugh about it lol.

Update2: Iwas coming back from town along the dock roadsaw signs saying road closed by the iron bridge so i was slowing down to turn right when i saw old Ted outside a pub with about 5 other people so my window was already down so i shouted “TED” and they all stoped and looked at me so i shouted “SUPERSTAR” and i could see them all laughing as i drove away lol.