Laura Sharman 08 June 2017

Free taxi rides offered in London to help elderly cast their vote

Free taxi rides offered in London to help elderly cast their vote image

People 65 or receiving social care are being offered a free taxi ride to polling stations in London until 10pm tonight.

The service is being provided by black cab app Gett and social care startup Cera to help the capital’s elderly population cast their vote today.

The cabs can be booked by the person themselves, or via a carer or family member.

Dr Ben Maruthappu, Co founder and President of Cera, said: ‘Through our partnership with Gett, we have access to hundreds of trusted cabbies who can safely deliver our patients and their carers to the nearest polling station before taking them home again.

'We are thrilled that together we can offer free rides to all patients receiving social care.’

Highways jobs

Director, Governance and Improvement

City of York Council
£87,623 to £97,149
We are looking for an exceptional individual to be appointed to the position of Director of Governance and Improvement. York, North Yorkshire
Recuriter: City of York Council

Assistant Director, Development Management and Building Control

London Borough of Waltham Forest
c£80,000 per annum
There is a real buzz about our corner of London.  Waltham Forest, London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Waltham Forest

Chief Fire Officer

West Sussex County Council
Competitive Salary plus Financial Support for Recruitment and Retention
We are looking for an exceptional individual who can lead our Fire & Rescue Service Chichester, West Sussex
Recuriter: West Sussex County Council

Commercial Director, Regeneration, Planning and Delivery

London Borough of Waltham Forest
Up to c£114,000 per annum
There is a real buzz about our corner of London.  Waltham Forest, London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Waltham Forest

Inclusion Support Worker

London Borough of Bexley
£24,890 - £27,455 per annum + benefits
Would you like to be part of an enthusiastic successful team to ensure high quality Early Years and childcare for the Borough? Bexley (City/Town), London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Bexley

Local Government News

Latest issue - Local Goverrnemnt News

The March issue of Local Government News explores alternative funding channels that are available to councils beyond the Public Works Loan Board, what hurdles merging councils face in coming together, and how local government is handling GDPR.

This issue also has a special highways and street lighting section exploring how councils can use lighting to embark on their smart city journey and using IoT technology to weather the storm.

Register for your free magazine