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A meeting with Staffordshire Police and local Councillors to discuss protecting taxi drivers and public

I was pleased to invite Staffordshire Police Commissioner Mr Ben Adams and Chief Inspector Scott Gidman to the Town Hall last week to meet with Cllr Paul Walker, Cllr Syed Hussain and Cllr Arshad Asfar who had raised significant concerns about a recent incident in which a local taxi driver was assaulted.

We also discussed anti-social behaviour and crime in Burton and Cllr Bernard Peters, as the Cabinet member responsible for Communities, will be developing a strategy which will create better links with communities in East Staffordshire.

ESBC will also be meeting regularly with the Police and representatives of the taxi trade in East Staffordshire to see how collectively we can protect both taxi drivers and law abiding members of the public and we’ll be running a PR campaign highlighting issues around appropriate behaviour when using taxis.