Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 27

Today’s Taxi Demonstration is now at 2PM

The United Cabbies Group have changed the time for today’s demonstration to… 2PM HYDE PARK CORNER MASS PLY FOR HIRE The reason for this time change is because the Police issued us with a Public Order Notice banning us from demonstrating on the Olympic Route Network after 4pm. Please turn your for hire light on, …

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Jul 26

Protected: Leon Says NO!

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Jul 25

3rd UCG Olympic Lanes Demonstration

The details for the 3rd in the series of Olympic Games Lanes Access Demonstrations are as follows… Friday 27th July 2012 5pm Hyde Park Corner This will be a ‘Mass Ply For Hire’ Drive In Please turn you ‘For Hire’ light on. If you are a Suburban driver please turn you ‘For Hire’ light off …

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Jul 25

Today’s UCG Meeting with TfL

The UCG met with Leon Daniels, Managing Director of Surface Transport at 10am this morning. The discussion focused mainly on access to games lanes and the forthcoming demonstration. Mr Daniels advised that access to all lanes isn’t possible at this stage. However, he has advised that further modelling is being done on nearside games lanes …

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Jul 24

UCG Meeting With Transport for London

The United Cabbies Group has arranged a meeting with Leon Daniels, Managing Director of Surface Transport at TfL.   This meeting is scheduled to take place on Weds 25th July 2012 at 10am. The meeting is to discuss the Licensed London Taxi trade’s exclusion from the Olympic Games Lanes, and is a result of our …

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Jul 22

Tower Bridge Demonstration Start Time Change!

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At the request of the Police we have brought this demonstration forward 30 mins, the new start time will be… Tower Bridge Monday 23rd July at 3.30pm We have agreed with this request so as to co-operate with the police who will be affording us the same courtesy. We have agreed a specified route (see …

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Jul 19

2nd UCG Olympic Games Lanes Access Demonstration

The United Cabbies Group has announced the details for the next in the series of demonstrations to attempt to gain access to the Olympic Games lanes that TfL/LOCOG/ODA have excluded us from… Monday 23rd July 2012 Tower Bridge 4pm   We hope to see you all there. Please spread the word to your colleagues, and …

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Jul 18

UCG Parliament Square Demonstration

On Tuesday 17th July 2012 the United Cabbies Group staged the first in a series of demonstrations against the London Taxi trade’s exclusion from the Olympic Games lanes by Transport for London, LOCOG and the ODA. At approximately 2pm thousands of Taxis converged on Parliament Square, Whitehall and Trafalgar Square, and within minutes the whole …

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Jul 17

Forthcoming UCG Parliament Sq Demonstration.

As we are sure you are aware, the first of our planned demonstrations against the Taxi trade’s exclusion from the Olympic games lanes begins this afternoon (Tuesday) at 2pm in Parliament Square. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support in getting our message across to the media and …

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Jul 12

May The Lord Have Mercy Upon Us All!

This morning (Thurs 12th July) the whole of South East London is gridlocked. WHY YOU MIGHT ASK ? Has there been a serious accident? Have they found another crack in a bridge or a hole in the road? NO ! Transport for London have rephased all of the traffic lights because “traffic flow will be …

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