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.
Their role has changed rapidly over the years, with recent developments seeing the Rangers becoming guardians' of the Public Access 'AED' situated in the City Centre. The Rangers also embrace the latest technology including smart phones and digital cameras which allow 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 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 shoppers as well as an open space for events such as the Walled City Market and the Legendary Food Festival.
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.