A POLISH taxi driver who has lived and worked in Stratford-upon-Avon for 15 years says he feels “discriminated against” for being told by Stratford District Council to remove his joint Union and Polish flag sticker from his cab window which he says is a sign of solidarity and friendship.
Greg Rojewski said the council’s licensing officer told him to remove the sticker from the rear window of his taxi after the council received a complaint two weeks ago. Furthermore, Greg then had to drive his vehicle to council headquarters – yesterday, Wednesday – at Elizabeth House, Stratford, to prove to the licensing officer the British-Polish sticker had been removed from his cab.
He was surprised to receive the following email from the district council’s licensing team after initial contact was a made a fortnight ago; it reads: “Further to myself and my colleague’s conversation with you regarding the removal of the flags on your vehicle, please could you present your vehicle to us on Wednesday between 0900 and 1030, at our offices at Elizabeth House, so that we may confirm that they have been removed. If you are unable to make this appointment, then please let us know as soon as possible.”
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