Embrace the callenge

Having lived in Exmouth all of my life, I am pleased to see that changes are afoot to move the town into the 21st Century. Unfortunately, at first sight, not all changes will initially benefit everybody.

Having lived in Exmouth all of my life, I am pleased to see that changes are afoot to move the town into the 21st Century. Unfortunately, at first sight, not all changes will initially benefit everybody. The great and good taxi drivers are being shortsighted in the fact that change is good for Exmouth and should result in more tourism and, therefore, more people needing taxis. The present rank has room for 10 cars and, as is evident from the lack of movement of vehicles between 9am and 6pm, this number is not needed. The independents just sit in their cars all day long and are in no way proactive in looking to raise both awareness and business. They assume that everybody will come to them. Well time to smell the coffee and realise that the town and councils do not owe you a living. Its up to you to go out there and work at it. So the rank diminishes from 10 spaces to six and all that means is that you work just that little bit harder!Survival of the fittest is what it's called. Embrace the challenge! Joe (an ex taxi driver),By email.