Grantham Journal letter: TV crews had no thought for cabbies

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As major an event as Mrs Thatcher’s passing might be, I was staggered by the arrogance shown by the various film crews who saw fit to park all over St Peter’s Hill, including on the green and, more frustratingly, in the designated taxi rank.

One BBC vehicle in particular (a large bus) took up the space of at least four taxis.

It is hard enough for us cabbies to earn a living without having to dodge squatters on our place of work, which we pay for the privilege of using.

Does the council give them special dispensation in such circumstances or do they simply not care? If I parked my taxi on the green on a Monday to go and do my banking, I know exactly what would happen.

Simon Wright

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