Taxi fares could rise in Wisbech, March, Chatteris and Fenland

Taxi drivers in Fenland want to increase fares by 5.7pc.

A report to councillors says fares in the area are among the lowest in the region, with a two-mile journey costing �4.20, while the average is �5.07.

Nationally, the council's agreeed fares come 356th out of 363 councils.

Cabbies want to increase the cost of the first mile from �3.31 to �3.50, and the rest of the journey by 3.5pc.

The last rise agreed was in April 2011. Councillors meet on Friday to decide whether to agree the increase.


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