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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

NEWS: Urgent!!! Save our TucTucs!

It wasn't very long ago that I was telling you all about the exciting new tuk tuks that had burst onto the Brighton & Hove scene.

Alas, after just one month of operation, they are already in trouble. The TucTucs have a bus operators licence and The Taxi Trade Forum is alleging that they are not sticking to the strict timetable that this licence requires. The matter is now going to a public inquiry.

As you know, this is a very new company and we want to give them a chance. As Dominic Ponniah, founder of TucTuc Ltd, said in this month's 'Rocks' magazine: "We are a small, independent company pioneering the first service of its kind anywhere in the world and feel extremely disappointed that a handful of individuals in the taxi trade have complained about a service less than one month old. Our small fleet represents no competition to taxis and we will defend robustly any allegations they, or others, make. We hope that the fantastic people of Brighton & Hove will support TucTuc by signing our online petition."

If you want to save the TucTuc, sign the petition now. I'll keep you updated!

Take care,


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At 8:34 PM, Blogger Calvin Jones said...

nov 4th

10.00am Cycle protest assembles at Lincoln's Inn Fields, South side (Holborn/Temple tube). Goes via ExxonMobil offices, Australian Embassy and Downing Street to arrive at US embassy at 11.30 am.

11.00am Rally opens : Messages from around the world, performance poetry & musical protest with "Seize the Day" and others.

12 noon Main Rally at US Embassy, Grosvenor Square. Speakers include George Monbiot, Colin Challen MP, Caroline Lucas MEP, Norman Baker MP, Zac Goldsmith.

1.00 pm March for Global Climate Justice from US embassy to Trafalgar Square

1.45 - 2.00 pm March joins i-Count's.. Mass Gathering in Trafalgar Square

1.00 - 3.00pm i-Count Mass Gathering in Trafalgar Square

Stop climate chaos are limiting their activities to the UK but the march organisers, CCC, are keen on international solidarity, more on:

Join us for the biggest event of the year to stop climate chaos!


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