LETTER: I’ve never had any problems

Reference our so-called abysmal taxi service in Eastbourne [Letters, August 14], bemoaning OUR taxi companies and praising good old London cabbies.

I use two very well known Eastbourne taxi firms (720720 and 746746) and have never had a problem (that’s a fib ... sometimes they arrive too early!).

As for the taxi service from the station – yes, you may have to wait a little while ( a couple of minutes) if the busy London train has got in mid-evening and there is an influx of people waiting , but to compare us to London? We also don’t have a Harvey Nicks, Buckingham Palace, Wembley Stadium or the The Ivy. Also, I have never waited more than two rings for phones to be picked up by the taxi firms, sometimes it is so quick I haven’t heard it ringing as it is picked up so quickly. I don’t know and don’t have any affiliation with anyone working for those two firms , this is my opinion.

Why do people knock Eastbourne constantly? For goodness sake – here’s a little tip: book a taxi in advance for your friends’ stay or use the buses because they actually are really good value and fun.

I am a driver but choose to leave the car at home when I go out with friends in Eastbourne as our taxis and buses are fabulous.

Sarah Tomey

Beach Road

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