Our "eyes and ears" of the City Centre
In April 2000 City Centre Initiative initiated the City Centre Ranger Service with the appointment of two staff. The Rangers are the "eyes and ears" of the City Centre always on the lookout for hazards, problems and providing the important link between local businesses and public agencies with responsibilities for city centre management.
The City Centre Rangers role has changed rapidly over the years, with recent developments seeing the Rangers becoming guardians' of the Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) situated in Waterloo Place. The Rangers also embrace the latest technology including smart phones, electronic forms and high definition cameras which allows them to send details of incidents and faults on the move.
The Rangers provide assistance with the management of the city walls and assist with their operational running as well as welcoming visitors, offering information and providing literature to guide visitors to their desired locations. The rangers complete audits on Health & Safety on various aspects of the Derry Walls and assist in areas such as Plant Control, Animal Control, Graffiti Removal and dealing with anti-social behaviour.
The City Centre Rangers control access into the Public Realm Areas by managing and maintaining the bollards in conjunction with Transport NI. When in place these bollards help to provide an open, safe and secure pedestrianized zone for pedestrians, an open space for events such as the Walled City Market, The Legendary Food Festival and Halloween Carnival.
The Rangers are a highly visible presence in the City Centre and work in all weathers to promote safety. They are actively involved in drawing up reports and audits on natural dilapidation, damage, repairs, improvements and lobbying for additional services for the City Centre. They communicate with CCTV Control via radio to ensure that incidents and traffic issues have minimal impact on the day to day running of the city centre.
As well as operational duties the City Centre Rangers are also involved in Parades and Events Liaison duties and office based tasks to assist in the smooth operation of the City Centre. The rangers compile and distribute information throughout the city centre on a monthly basis to our extensive list of contacts in relation to road closures, lane closures, parade, events and processions.
The City Centre Rangers are on call 24/7, 365 days a year to assist with any emergencies or crisis which takes place within the city centre. For more information on the role of the rangers and how they may be able to assist you or your business please contact Niall on 07969461059 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org