DTC appoints Community Ranger for Daventry Town

Posted: Tue, 08 May 2018 11:29 by Amy Simpson

DTC appoints Community Ranger for Daventry Town

Daventry Town Council has announced today that they have appointed a Community Ranger for Daventry Town.

Commencing their position on 8th May 2018, the Ranger will work directly for Daventry Town Council, in partnership with DTC's CCTV control room, local PCSO's and Police teams to ensure the continued safety and well-being of traders, visitors and residents to the Town.

The Community Ranger will be vital in assisting the Police teams, but it is important to stress they are not a Police Officer and do not share the same powers. Duties of the Community Ranger will include attending community meetings; reporting and preventing dog fouling; fly tipping; littering and fly posting; as well as acting as a welcoming host for both residents and visitors to the town. The Community Ranger will help to create a positive experience for all groups and individuals who live, work or visit the town.

Leading the way with their three-fold approach (CCTV; PCSO and Ranger) to keeping their community safe, Daventry Town Council hopes to show other Town Council's that despite government cut backs, they are making great strides in reassuring their residents that their safety and well-being are still a priority.

Daventry Mayor, Cllr Lynne Taylor, said "the appointment of a Town Ranger is a positive step forward for Daventry. With cuts happening to budgets across the country, we must be more dynamic in our approach to community safety, working alongside various third parties. The Town Ranger will provide a visible, reassuring presence on our streets at various hours throughout the day, as well as promoting responsibility for improving the town centre. This is our town, and as such, we should stand proud and take care of it."

Daventry Town Council is working in partnership with New Age Training and Recruitment Ltd, using their first-class training skills and knowledge to ensure that the Community Ranger provides the best service to the town. Kevin Randall, Managing Director of New Age, said, "We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Town Council to provide a Community Ranger in Daventry. We have over eight years' experience delivering unsurpassed candidates for roles such as this, both locally and nationally, and understand the importance of finding the right person for this role"

Sean Croke will be commencing his post as the Community Ranger on Tuesday 8th May 2018. He has over 20 years' experience in security, working in all areas such as close protection and dog handling.

Sean said of his new post, "I am excited to be involved in this positive step forward for Daventry and I am looking forward to meeting members of the public whilst making a difference in their communities."

"I want to be a familiar face in the Town and for people to get to know me by name. I hope to reduce anti-social behaviour by engaging with young people; acting as a deterrent; as well as being a highly visible presence. So, if you see me in the street, please do feel free to stop me and say hi."

Members of the community can contact the Town Ranger by emailing him at DTCranger@daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk.

For more information relating to the Community Ranger, please contact Daventry Town Council on 01327 301 246 or email townclerk@daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk.

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