Last night, there wasn't one private hire vehicle, illegally plying for hire, touting in the bus lane and causing congestion at the Swallow Street Arch, thanks to: @LDNTaxiMarshall
Both venues were really busy with the public backing the use of real taxis.
The Marshals made a great decision to stay till 2am, which I believe made all the difference to the success of the evening. Twitter played a major role in defining the state of play. Messages abounded on all the joint work related accounts, giving updates at regular intervals.
Normally, on most Friday/Satureday nights, I go home disappointed and disillusioned. Sometimes I don't even work, basically because I find the sight of private hire touts, illegal ranking up, illegally plying for hire, touting and generally taking liberties so depressing.
But last night my spirit was elevated to an all time high and I went home two hours later than normal with a great big smile on my face and my pockets full.
Things are finally looking up.
But we have to make sure we don't slacken off, we have to keep up the pressure.
Once the authorities, council and police see what we are doing, I believe we will get more and more assistance from them.
Marshals in strategic locations, are definitely the key.
WE CAN DO THIS.
LAST NIGHT, WAS A COMPLETE VICTORY
And everyone who took part, no matter who they subscribe to, were heroes.