Another year has passed and lightning quick. It has been a great year for ACRE cars with further growth in bookings, new drivers, developing adjacent business areas and a couple of cracking holidays. Notably, our pre-booked taxi airport transfer service is as popular as ever which means our customers are having some cracking holidays too! And quite right too!
Each month I try to write a blog article. So allow me to introduce myself. I am Tristan Priddis, owner of a Hoddesdon pre-booked car and taxi company called ACRE Cars. The range of topics for my blog, and making them relevant is challenging, however, I keep one thing in mind and that is to be useful to the local people of Hertfordshire and to be of interest to a wider audience.
Last year I had a bit of a ramble, so this year a bit of the same. I like to know what The Borough of Broxbourne’s coming year theme will be and this year I could not be happier with Broxbourne Council announcing that 2018 will be a special Year of Community with the aim of bringing all people together as one. The year of the community follows on from the Year of the Environment.
This is also very much in keeping with the Give Your Town The Run Around fun runs brought to Hoddesdon I think in 2014 by the Your Town initiative. Your Town is local entrepreneurial initiative that has the aim of creating consistent community through fitness. Did you know there is a Your Town Street Office in Hoddesdon in Fawkon Walk? Did you take part in any of the Hoddesdon events? If not please look out for them in 2018.
2018 has also been designated the ‘Hertfordshire Year of Physical Activity’ and will see a number of organisations from both in and out of the sporting arena working together in support of making Hertfordshire the most active county. This is driven by the Hertfordshire County Council and Herts Sports Partnership, the campaign builds on previous ‘Years of’ which have already taken place for cycling, walking, mental health and volunteering.
Broxbourne Council has announced exciting new plans for the Borough which I am also very interested in.
Their statement on the council’s website states that by 2030 the Borough of Broxbourne will have a thriving and prosperous economy that is underpinned by innovation and enterprise with an emphasis on entrepreneurship. Sounds good to me! I will be doing my bit for the local economy.
Key elements of the local plan include:
- Walking and cycling strategy
- Bus strategy
- Possible new railway stations at Turnford and Park Plaza
- Major highways interventions
- Grade separation at Church Lane
- Widening approaches to College Road or bus gate
- Hamburger junction at Park Plaza
- Turnford interchange – Brookfield link road
- M25 Junction 25 – segregated northbound slip, widen southbound slip
I will pass on the national and international politics of the year. Let’s just say if they were not so serious they would be very amusing. Bring back the Spitting Image show!
Finally, if you are out and about this Christmas and New Year please do not drink and drive. Call a taxi instead!
Happy Christmas and Happy New Year!
Until next time,
Owner ACRE Cars
Interested in becoming a hackney carriage or private hire driver? You may wish to read this article; Working as a Private Hire driver for ACRE Cars Taxi’s.
ACRE Cars is looking to recruit new drivers, If you have any questions or want to discuss the possibilities please contact me.
ACRE Cars is a competitive car service. Our rates to airports and collection from airports and other transport hubs are extremely competitive to any other taxi or minicab company running similar services and ACRE also includes free of charge hire of a child safety seat, for long journeys, for each child passenger under four years and under the height of 135 cm.
We pick up customers locally from Hoddesdon, Broxbourne, Wormley, Cheshunt and London as well as Nazeing, Stanstead Abbotts, Ware, Hertford, Hertford Heath, Hailey and Harlow and all other neighbouring towns and villages. Popular airport taxi transfers include Stansted Airport, Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Southend Airport, Luton Airport and London City Airport. Sea Port transfers and major train stations including Victoria, Kings Cross St Pancras, Stratford Ebbsfleet and Ashford.
The views in this blog article are my own and based on my own research using the internet and not that of ACRE Cars or ACRE group.