The City Centre Rangers have been going the extra 389 miles to support visitors and businesses in Swansea City Centre since lockdown has eased. As hospitality businesses have been re-opening to serve customers indoors and outdoors, the Rangers have been active throughout the pandemic and are supporting visitors and businesses to maintain the Welsh Government’s two metre rule and other Covid-19 measures.
Supported with funding from Swansea BID and managed by Swansea Council, the Rangers are playing an important role in helping the City Centre run smoothly.
Ranger Jay Harry said: “We want people to visit the city centre and enjoy their visit to the shops and the cafes and restaurants that are open. But we’d urge them to enjoy themselves responsibly by maintaining the two-metre rule. Also, please be considerate to the staff of businesses in the area – they’re doing their best in unprecedented circumstances.”
Swansea BID chief executive, Russell Greenslade, said: “Having been working through lockdown with the the Rangers I know our BID area businesses appreciate the work they have been doing during this lockdown period, to keep an eye on the security of the City Centre and its businesses and to help deal with any matters that arise.”
Between them, the Rangers work seven days a week, including bank holidays, covering the core hours of 9-6pm. They help with customer queries, help to facilitate and manage events and work with businesses and the police to help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour. They are also helping the City Centre to recover from Covid-19 by monitoring measures implemented to reduce the risk of transmission. Their duties include reporting and dealing with issues such as broken paving, street furniture, discarded rubbish, vandalism and graffiti.Tags: City Centre Rangers, Covid, rangers, Swansea