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Merry Christmas from the Royal Borough (and its minicabs)

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One south-east London cab company chose Christmas Eve to let its customers know its new name – one you’ll be hearing a lot more of next year. If you’ve ever booked through Charlton-based Arena Cars (or Station Cars as it used to be known) you might have had this little message from Royal Borough Cars earlier this evening.

Smart change of name – the first to cash in on Greenwich borough’s new status (from February) – and when I’ve used them it’s been a good and reliable company. But unless its customers have explicitly agreed to get marketing texts, the law might have a thing to say in the new year…

Just think, by this time next year, you’ll be able to get your hair cut at the Royal Borough Hairdressers, get tanked up at the Royal Borough Off-Licence, soak it all up at the Royal Borough Curry House, and frown with disapproval at the Royal Borough Massage Parlour. Ah, the joys that await us.

On that note, I’m off out to get, er, Christmassy. And getting the last bus home. Have a good one.

Written by Darryl

24 December, 2011 at 8:36 pm

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  1. “one you’ll be hearing a lot more of next year” I doubt it as the name falls foul of The Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business Names (Sensitive Words and Expressions) Regulations 2009.

    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2009/2615/contents/made

    A few years ago the mini-cab office on the corner of Creek Road and McMillan Street started calling themselves University Cars, but that did not last long.

    Bill Ellson

    26 December, 2011 at 12:27 pm

  2. Hi Guys
    Thanks for your comments, your totally correct with regards of the name change of station cars to RoyalBorough Cars, also you are 100% correct with regards to special permissions to use “royal” in our new name,
    And this has been made totally clear by Greenwich Council but please be assured I have permissions to use the name RoyalBorough Car Service from the Governments Cabinet Office.
    Hope you’ve enjoyed your Christmas and wishing you all a very happy new year.

    Wayne Dobinson

    29 December, 2011 at 2:13 pm


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