Town Centre Ambassadors for Ards and North Down

Ards and North Down Borough Council has deployed Town Centre Ambassadors throughout the Borough’s five main towns – Bangor, Comber, Donaghadee, Holywood and Newtownards – to engage and assist the public and local retailers as part of the Town Centre Recovery plan.

By Claire Cartmill
Sunday, 13th December 2020, 5:00 pm
Karen Morrison, Town Centre Ambassador, Derek Wright, President, Ards Chamber of Commerce, Councillor Trevor Cummings, Mayor of Ards and North Down and Keith Richardson, Town Centre Ambassador
Karen Morrison, Town Centre Ambassador, Derek Wright, President, Ards Chamber of Commerce, Councillor Trevor Cummings, Mayor of Ards and North Down and Keith Richardson, Town Centre Ambassador

Ambassadors will act as a friendly point of contact for businesses, customers and visitors who need advice or clarification in relation to Covid-19 restrictions. They will be able to distribute free face coverings, deal with Council-specific enquiries, and signpost relevant enquiries to other organisations.

The Mayor of Ards and North Down, Councillor Trevor Cummings, said: “We know that many people will want to catch-up on Christmas shopping once the current restrictions end, and we really want people to support our local shops and restaurants in doing so. Our Town Centre Ambassadors are approachable and are there to help provide advice and guidance to the public and business owners, especially with regards to Covid-19 regulations.

“Their presence will provide confidence to those visiting our town centres but please make sure you avoid crowds, follow measures such as wearing masks, queuing and one-way systems, and stay patient, so we all do everything we can to avoid harsher restrictions in the future.”

Ards and North Down’s Ambassadors will be active in the lead up to Christmas (11-23 December). For more information, visit ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk.

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