Jackie’s Travel Agency: ‘A lot of things are happening in the market’
JACKIE’S TRAVEL AGENCY has described the fallout from the closure of its two London branches as “very difficult” but stressed it would continue to provide services in the area.
The chain said it had experienced a “very challenging few weeks”, following news that a second branch in the capital was being closed and that it had been ordered to pay £4,000 in legal fees to the Government for not being in compliance with a licensing agreement with the Department of Transport (DOT).
The closure of the Jackies London branch, which serves the city’s busy CBD and the capital’s CBD South, came after a three-month delay in issuing permits for its two branches in central London.
The closure comes after two Jackies outlets in the city were forced to close earlier this year after it emerged they were not complying with the licensing agreement.
The closures have been accompanied by a significant fall in Jackies business, with customers having to pay up to £15 a day for a single ticket.
Jackies, which opened its London branch in February 2017, said it would be providing its services “continuously” throughout the shutdown.
“The Jackies travel agency continues to work with the Metropolitan Police to assess the full scope of the closure and ensure our services remain available for customers in London, and beyond,” it said in a statement.
“We are working closely with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to ensure we are providing safe, reliable and reliable travel for our customers.
We will continue to support our customers during this time.”
Tower Hamlets Mayor David Goldsmith said the closure was “unacceptable”.
“Tower hamlets and their residents deserve better and we will continue working with the council to ensure the city continues to thrive in the years to come,” he said.
Towering has been hit by a series of severe winter storms in recent years.
In February, a severe winter storm hit the region for the second time in three years, forcing a shutdown of the East Coast Expressway (ECE) and causing widespread disruption in the region.