Taxi Marshals in Ipswich, Suffolk

Funded by Ipswich Central, Ipswich Borough Council and the Police Crime Commissioner,
the Taxi Marshal service operates between 11.30pm and 4.30am every weekend of the
year. The Service, which has been in operation since 2013 at the Old Cattle Market bus
station has recently undergone a review with Stage Security winning the contract in June.
“Supporting our night-time economy is a vital part of our work” said Ipswich Central Chair
Terry Baxter. “Ensuring people find a taxi easily and safely, and therefore enjoy the end of
their night out as much as the evening itself is important to those businesses open in the
Tim Passmore, Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner said, “It is extremely important that
Ipswich town centre is a safe and welcoming location where people can come to enjoy an
evening out.
“My Police and Crime Plan highlights the need for investment in the local economy as a key
driver for a safer county, I truly believe a vibrant economy encourages growth and supports
job security which in turn cuts crime.”
“I am happy to financially support this marshalling project for the 5th year. I can see
tangible benefits for the Constabulary and for the people in Ipswich on weekend evenings.
People get home quicker and more safely and fewer people hanging around after the pubs
and clubs close reduces potential disorder which in turn reduces the pressure on the
Constabulary. Everyone wins.”
Councillor Alasdair Ross, Ipswich Borough Council portfolio-holder for Community
Protection, said: “We want to ensure residents and visitors to the town centre feel safer at
the end of the evening. It is all part of our determination to support the night-time economy
and we welcome the support of our partners.”