Rangers on patrol to keep town safe and clean for all

Daily Echo: Rangers on patrol to keep town safe and clean for all Rangers on patrol to keep town safe and clean for all

RANGERS dressed in red will now be patrolling the streets of Eastleigh in a first for Hampshire.

The new Town Rangers, brought in by the town’s new Business Improvement District (BID), are designed to pro-actively keep the town clean and safe and support businesses, making it a better place to live and work.

They will patrol the town centre and Leigh Road liaising with businesses, police and local authorities.

Their role includes providing first aid, distributing leaflets, reporting crime, keeping contact with all the businesses in the BID area and promoting the BID’s services.

Each will carry a two-way radio so they communicate with businesses in the area, CCTV operators and the police.

The BID was started up by Eastleigh businesses earlier this month and will run for five years working to promote the town’s businesses through marketing and promotion, car parking incentives, encouraging pop-up shops and staging town centre events.

More than 300 town centre businesses pay a levy towards the service.

Such rangers are the first of their type in Hampshire, but similar tactics have been used in other parts of the country for more than ten years.

The rangers have been trained, which included spending time with town rangers in Rugby.

At least one ranger will be on duty between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Saturday.

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10:27am Tue 22 Apr 14

userds5050 says...

Bunch of vigilantes more like.
Bunch of vigilantes more like. userds5050
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3:06pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Which one is Tonto?
Which one is Tonto? Positively4thStreet
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3:07pm Tue 22 Apr 14

House Sparrow says...

The only time I have seen them around, two rather rotund men have been causing an obstruction in shops or on the pavement whilst chatting to friends and ignoring everything around them>
The only time I have seen them around, two rather rotund men have been causing an obstruction in shops or on the pavement whilst chatting to friends and ignoring everything around them> House Sparrow
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8:01pm Tue 22 Apr 14

zagzig42 says...

House Sparrow wrote:
The only time I have seen them around, two rather rotund men have been causing an obstruction in shops or on the pavement whilst chatting to friends and ignoring everything around them>
maybe they were talking to members of the public on the pavements, as I have done to establish what they were all about. good luck to them
[quote][p][bold]House Sparrow[/bold] wrote: The only time I have seen them around, two rather rotund men have been causing an obstruction in shops or on the pavement whilst chatting to friends and ignoring everything around them>[/p][/quote]maybe they were talking to members of the public on the pavements, as I have done to establish what they were all about. good luck to them zagzig42
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