TAXI drivers have called on the public to book their vehicles properly as
problems at a nightclub persist.
The New Ellesmere Port & Neston Private Hire Association 2007 are frustrated by the failure of the council to reach an agreeable solution to problems at Destiny and Elite.
Drivers boycotted the club on February 5 and 19, because they say they cannot risk picking people up with no booking - which voids their insurance - and it is almost impossible to find a client amongst the crowd at the club.
If a solution is not agreed by March 19th, the council warn enforcement action could be taken from April 1. But the Association says without a resolution, there is a risk of serious public safety issues.
They added: " All bookings should be made directly through a licensed operator. The booking must be made by the customer, in advance,by phone, not with or through the driver, and the details of the booking must be recorded before the journey starts.
They said drivers are being threatened by members of the public for refusing to book taxis.
"We apologise for any inconvenience caused by our actions, but we feel we have no other option left".