Street rangers David Rayner and Connor Smalls, right, with Vicky Etheridge. Picture: Paul Tibbs

Business leaders in King’s Lynn have appointed two new street rangers to patrol the town centre.

The initiative comes from Discover King’s Lynn, the town’s Business Improvement District (BID).

The role of the street rangers is primarily to check-in with BID member businesses, picked up on issues of concern and ensure those issues get passed on to the relevant organisation as well as making sure BID members are aware of BID activities, events in the town and how to get involved.

Highly visible and spending most of their day out on the streets, it is hoped the rangers will become the eyes and ears of the town.

Part of their job will be passing on information to the police and council about littering, fly -tipping, issues of health and safety and concerns of anti-social behaviour.

But they will also act as a friendly face of the town, to greet visitors, give out directions and information.

Vicky Etheridge, BID manager, said: “I expect our rangers to rapidly become part of the street furniture and an invaluable asset for the town.”

Janette Crawford, manager of Lynn’s Wilko store and BID director, added: “We have seen what a difference street rangers have made in towns like Great Yarmouth and Ipswich, helping to communicate more regularly with BID member businesses and playing a key role in retrieving stolen goods and deterring anti-social behaviour. 

“I’m really looking forward to working with the team and making a positive impact on the town.”

The ranger team will cover seven days a week and work on a shift basis. 

They can be contacted via email at streetrangers@discoverkingslynn.com

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