New taxi firm plugs gap in Fakenham

An established garage business near Fakenham has this week launched of a new taxi service, filling a gap left by the collapse of a previous firm.Parkside Garage, run by father and son John and Andrew Collins, is now operating 10 vehicles, including one minibus, from its site on the A148 main road at Thursford.

An established garage business near Fakenham has this week launched of a new taxi service, filling a gap left by the collapse of a previous firm.

Parkside Garage, run by father and son John and Andrew Collins, is now operating 10 vehicles, including one minibus, from its site on the A148 main road at Thursford.

The new service, Parkside Cars, has created new jobs and fills a gap in the market left by the closure of Courtesy Cabs, which was based in Bridge Street at Fakenham.

Parkside has acquired some of the former Courtesy fleet, plus some of its drivers, but Andrew Collins stressed that it has no direct association with the previous company.


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The new service is to be run by operations manager Andrew Heagren, and hopes to find a base in Fakenham in the New Year.

“We have five drivers now but we are hoping to increase that number as the business develops,” said Mr Heagren.

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Parkside is a well-known repair garage and service station, having been established since 1971, and Andrew Collins said that he and his father were pleased to be expanding its activities.

Parkside Cars can be contact on 01328 855551.

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