25 May Hexham welcomes Town Rangers!
Hexham BID is pleased to announce the Town Rangers project to enhance the appearance of Hexham. Working in partnership with the Hextol Foundation, the Town Rangers will deliver cleaning and maintenance to Hexham’s busiest business streets. Trainees and staff from the Hextol Foundation will remove litter and report maintenance issues.
Janine Armstrong, Chair of the BID Board of Directors, said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Hextol, a valued local social enterprise, for our first ‘on the ground’ project. Businesses will soon see the whole town looking tidier.”
Bruce Howorth, the Deputy CEO said: “We are very pleased to have been awarded the Town Ranger contract by Hexham BID. This enables us to increase further the range of employment opportunities we can offer to our trainees and marks a development of the services we provide to our customers. The skills and experience our trainees will gain from this work will benefit them considerably.
At the same time we are celebrating our 10th anniversary it is particularly exciting to be starting a new venture of this sort. As a Charity working with those who may not be able to obtain employment without the support we offer it is important that we can offer a wide range of options for employment. This means we can ensure the work provided is appropriate to the skills and needs of each individual and that we reach the largest possible number of those in need of our support.”
This is one of many projects planned by Hexham BID, and forms part of an exciting 4-year programme to improve trading conditions for all businesses. Launching in late May, the Town Rangers project will offer services in addition to those already provided by the council.