The Harrogate BID has recruited two more ‘hosts’ to make the town more welcoming.
Abigail Smith and Rebecca Evans will join two other hosts already in operation.
Harrogate Bid Manager, Matthew Chapman said:
“It is great to welcome Abigail and Rebecca to the Harrogate BID team, as we continue with our goal of making Harrogate even more welcoming.
“The pair are wearing specially made outfits of Yorkshire tweed featuring the Harrogate BID logo so people will know who they are representing.”
The two extra posts have been funded by the government’s Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) via the Harrogate Borough Council. The scheme was brought in during the COVID-19 pandemic to aid local businesses.
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There are four Harrogate Hosts in total with two in the town centre on most weekends up to Christmas.
They BID says they will also act as an additional pair of eyes and ears, alerting authorities to any antisocial behaviour or issues that show Harrogate in a poor light.
“I went around the town with them, and saw the way they delighted the queue outside Bettys, and how they interacted with children, families and couples, bringing entertainment, enjoyment and a smile to people’s faces.”