The statistics are impressive. Since we welcomed ambassadors to Croydon BID in September 2015, they’ve completed over 26,000 business visits, reported over 2,500 issues of anti-social behaviour and logged over 8,000 intelligence reports (including: commercial waster, illegal advertising, busking, beggars and illegal street trading).
From 8 to 10am every day, our ambassadors welcome people to Croydon at the train stations, providing help, information and directions. From 10am to 5pm, they complete both scheduled and ad-hoc business visits. Linked into Croydon BID Radio Link, our ambassadors are our eyes and ears on the town centre. They also give support to our events, like Wimbledon Live and Street Live, and work overtime to support the extra activity in the town centre.
Matthew Sims, CEO of Croydon BID said: "Our ambassasdors are an integhral part of the community. They offer the welcome smile that is so important whether you live, work or visit the town centre. Their knowledge and information provides those requiring help and support with reassurance and guidance every step of the way in some cases. Above all they are working every day with the business community providing a pivotal link between our members and the BID staff so that we work an issue in to a solution."
Since their launch in September 2015, our Croydon ambassadors have:
They are an integral part of our team at Croydon BID, and a welcoming, valuable addition to Croydon’s town centre.
For further information on the team and their role, please contact Croydon BID on 020 8603 0050.