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Taxi plan for TOWIE-style girls kicks up a storm
7:30am Friday 23rd August 2013 in News
COUNCIL bosses have said “no final decision” has been made on whether to supply taxis for scantily dressed women in Brentwood.
A proposal outlined by councillor Chris Hossack suggesting discounted rides home for drunk women wearing revealing clothing on a night out in the town caught national attention over the weekend.
The idea from Mr Hossack who is heading a group looking at issues with the town’s night-time economy has been criticised.
The council has stated nothing has been decided regarding the management of evening activity in Brentwood.
A statement issued by the council said: “Following some media coverage this week about nightlife in Brentwood, we want to make it clear the council has no intention of funding a shuttle bus or taxi service to take visitors back to their hotels at night.
“Such a service is one of many options put forward by stakeholders for consideration by a new group established to look at keeping Brentwood a safe and enjoyable place for a night out.
“No decision has been made about this service, but if it were to go ahead, it would be privately funded.”
Mr Hossack said the provision of taxis or a shuttle bus service would help vulnerable clubbers get home safely.
He also criticised the Towie effect for making women wear revealing clothing on a night out.
The plan has been blasted by opposition councillors along with former Towie star Amy Childs and charity Victim Support.
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