I had a call from a Private Hire Driver today, apparently he was waiting on the Essex Hall side of the station on a dedicated Hackney Taxi Rank. The Rank has recently been established and used to be a drop off zone, unfortunately he had been on holiday for 3 months and was unaware of the changes to the area. He was amazed by the aggressive attitude of the Hackney Driver who confronted him over his mistake, a photo was taken and the Hackney driver immediately reported him to the Taxi company concerned. Do we now have the Secret Hackney Driver Police operating in Colchester Borough? When new Ranks or changes are put in place that affect Taxi/Private Hire Drivers should not the council inform drivers or maybe at least the Operators. This Petty attitude will only incite retaliation, I think drivers of Hackney vehicles will need to make sure their vehicles are in tip top shape, no dents, poor emissions etc as I can see Photos finding their way into the councils office. I have seen this attitude in the past and it is always the Hackney Driver that has a problem, I remember picking up a fare outside the old Kismet Restaurant only to be confronted by a furious Hackney driver who thought I had specked a fare, very sheepish when he found the customer had booked a cab and was standing outside waiting.