Taxis can’t give heroes welcome

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CONFUSED cabbies have been told they can’t display ‘Heroes Welcome’ stickers in their taxis - despite the scheme being supported by the council.

The stickers - part of a national scheme backed by Chesterfield Borough Council to show gratitude to the armed forces - are meant for display in shop and taxi windows.

But after a civic launch of the scheme into the borough, the council said the stickers are not classed as “approved signage” and cannot be displayed in taxis.

Cabbie, Eric Needham, said: “Our lads are fighting out there trying to keep this country safe. What’s a sticker going to hurt?”

A council spokesman, said: “Current policy means that hackney and private hire vehicles can’t display any signage unless it’s approved by the Council or required by legislation. However, a report on this matter is being prepared to consider whether our policy can be amended so that good causes such as the Heroes Welcome campaign can be supported.”

It will be discussed in cabinet next week.