Taxi rank in Oldham town centre is on the move

The taxi rank at the top of Yorkshire Street will be moving as part of plans to make social distancing easier for people in Oldham town centre. 

The council is looking to reposition it over the road on Greaves Street, running alongside the Old Town Hall.

It says the move would mean there was more space for pedestrians and people visiting the nearby businesses, while disabled access to vehicles would also be improved.

The work is part of wider plans to ensure Oldham town centre, district centres and public spaces are safe and welcoming as lockdown continues to ease.

It also ties in with the Greater Manchester wide #SafeStreetsSaveLives campaign.

Councillor Barbara Brownridge, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Culture, said: “We want people to come into Oldham Town Centre so they can support local businesses and the economy.

“So people can do this we are trying to make it as easy as possible to get about while social distancing.

“Small changes, like moving the taxi rank, can make a big difference as it offers extra space.”

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