The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association is campaigning in favour of compelling Hackney Carriage cabs to take blind people and their guide dogs. I have pointed out that it is already Council policy in Kettering that Hackney Carriage cabs cannot refuse to give lifts to people with guide dogs or people in wheelchairs. Kettering Borough Council is serious about enforcing those rules.
So if you witness a Hackney cab driver discriminating against people with disabilities, then that should be reported to the Council. That sort of malpractice can cost a Hackney Carriage cab driver his licence with good reason.
Anne has been an active councillor for 5 years. She represented Pipers Hill on Kettering Borough Council, and now represents Windmill on the new North Northamptonshire Council. She was a school governor at St Edwards Primary School for 8 years and has been a Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator for over 30 years. She has 3 grown-up children and lives in the ward, working as a freelance linguist. She is an impassioned supporter of community hubs, such as the Green Patch and the Grange Resource Centre. With a Master’s in political sciences, and a keen interest in improving the new authority’s communications with residents and businesses, she promises to be an active councillor with a strong voice, and is particularly interested in reducing carbon emissions and in supporting families with children.