Town rangers are the friendly face of the High Street

Town rangers in Huntingdon are available to help members of the public.

Town rangers in Huntingdon are available to help members of the public. - Credit: HUNTS BID

At the time of writing this column I can at last look out of my office window and see some long- awaited sunshine. How lucky are we that this coincides with the second part of stage one of the route map out of lockdown allowing us more freedom to meet outside.

We are now counting down to April 12 to the reopening of all non-essential businesses. Let us hope that the beautiful weather of the last few days will continue and allow us to enjoy the restaurant and pub gardens that will also be allowed to open and serve customers sitting outdoors.

Huntingdon Bid chairman Emaa Proctor-King

Bid Chairman Emma Proctor-King - Credit: EMMA-PROCTOR-KING

Many retailers have been busy this week clearing away Christmas stock that was left in stores as we went into lockdown, a reminder of just how long it has been! Check out our full page advertising feature in The Hunts Post, which lists offers from local businesses as we celebrate our High Street slowly returning to something closer to normal.

And finally something not Covid related!

I am sure you are all very familiar with our Town Rangers, the friendly face of Huntingdon, who have been working in the town centre for more than eight years. We are now looking for a new ranger to join our happy team – could this be you?

Our Town Rangers respond immediately to all manner of incidents. Whatever the occurrence there is a real show of team effort and partnership working with various organisations including local councils, police, Huntingdonshire Business Against Crime (HBAC) and CCTV, bringing excellent results. 

The role of the rangers is vast and varied from reporting highway defects to the relevant authority to keeping businesses updated and helping to fix issues. Another part of their day-to-day role involves giving information, assistance and directions to visitors, and as a trusted face they also deal with many first aid incidents; the main aim of the ranger role is to enhance the town centre experience and encourage people to return.

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For full details and an application form visit: www.huntingdonfirst.co.uk/bid-huntingdon.

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