Well done girls!A huge well done 👏 to our Under 11s Girls who played at the Batley Bulldogs Pink Weekend festival today. Winners of all their games but more importantly showed fantastic sportsmanship and dedication! Well done girls. #maroongirls ... See MoreSee Less
LARGE EMERGENCY response in Ossett overnight as firefighters battle chemical leak.
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue spent the night at the Kerry Food factory on Healey Road after chemicals were leaked from the site.
The fire service issued a warning to local residents -
“Residents in the Thornhill area of Dewsbury are being asked to keep all doors and windows closed. It’s as firefighters are dealing with a chemical spillage at Healey Mills in Ossett - the Thornhill area may be affected.”
Its comes after a large scale response from all three emergency services including the Hazardous Area Response attended the incident at around 630pm last night.
Appliances from Dewsbury, Ossett, Mirfield and Cleckheaton all attended the building on the Old Mill Yard.
The incident was stood down and handed back to the factory operators at around midnight.
We just wanted to take this opportunity to apologise to all of our regular customers if our usual standards haven't been met over the past few weeks and to explain some of the hurdles we're currently facing coming out of the pandemic.
When restrictions and lockdowns were first introduced last year our taxi industry was hit hard along with the hospitality trade which we work alongside. With no one allowed out our own essential drivers were left with a 75 percent drop in work.
During this very uncertain time and along with other operators throughout the UK we lost a lot of our drivers who were left to seek work elsewhere after such a decrease in their takings along with a large amount of our office staff who during a period of furlough were also able to secure employment elsewhere.
Then as the government announced our road out of lockdown and our local venues were finally allowed to open we have witnessed an unprecedented demand for journeys especially on evenings and weekends. This in turn with our reduced driver numbers has led to significant delays for our customers which we whole heartedly apologise for.
We've started a successful recruitment campaign in bringing back established and new drivers to the trade and we're working really hard behind the scenes to try and get things right for you guys, our bread and butter so to speak.
We also have more operators working at busy times allowing more accurate wait times to be given with our aim to prioritise all of our loyal and regular customers who have supported us throughout. You have no idea how grateful we are to you for continually sticking by us.
So please know that we are doing our best in putting things right to offer you guys our best possible service that you've come to expect from ourselves.
We can't thank you all enough for all your love, support and custom and can we say a massive, massive thank you to our drivers and office staff that have stuck by us throughout, your loyalty will never go unnoticed, sincerely from the management team at Abbey Swift Taxis. ... See MoreSee Less
Never had any issues with your company... always prompt & drivers pleasant
Abbey Swift Taxis your still the very best taxi service in Kirklees in my opinion no matter how many mistakes, disruptions or ect your still worth sticking with. ❤️🚕
We understand your position and frustration and feel for you and your drivers. We have had longer waits than expected but may I suggest you advise customers it's likely to be longer than normal.
The only problem I've had is when I booked and paid on card you charged me twice for one journey
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You guys have worked wonders throughout the pandemic icouldnt imagine how stressful its been
Using you guys since i moved up last year every single one of of your drivers and operaters have always been helful and pleasent so a massive thank you to you all
Id imagine my parnter would say the same🙌👏
never had any problems with you guys, always turn up quickly and very helpful and polite 🤗
Well I've never had a problem always prompt on arriving 👍
Never use anyone else ...drivers are friendly and chatty ❤
never had aproblem drivers always friendly thankyou
We've found you to be the most reliable taxi around thank you
Been using this lot on the abbey swift app but just been told by a driver abbey taxis is nothing to do with this page... start ringing abbeys on 01924501111
Your name needs to be updated abbey swift are no longer together
Sad news today as it is announced that Sarah Harding of Girls Aloud fame has died at the young age of just 39 following a battle with breast cancer. 🎗 Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sarah's family and friends and of course her former band mates. Rest in Peace Sarah.
A Yellow Thunderstorm warning has been issued for Kirklees this afternoon, with heavy rain forecast throughout the day. Have somewhere to be today? Never get left out in the rain again thanks to our app! 🚕