Remember – in the old days – how we used to look for a policeman to ask the way – if visiting a new town or city?
These days they are not so thick on the ground – or otherwise engaged – but Bath has been developing another way of welcoming its guests and making them feel at home.
The Welcome Ambassadors scheme – instigated by the Bath BID organisation – involves a team of volunteers who provide a warm and informed welcome to the city centre for visitors, workers and residents.
So successful has the idea become that more volunteers are needed to extend the weekly coverage.
You’ll need to be enthusiastic – over 18 years of age – warm and friendly and with strong interpersonal skills. The team are out and about in all weathers, and applicants must be able to stand and walk for a four-hour shift. You must be proud to show off this city, and with a good knowledge of Bath or willing to learn.
I have been talking to Allison Herbert who is the CEO of Bath BID – and to a Welcome Ambassador volunteer called Marion Morris.
It was also an opportunity of finding out how well the ‘High Street’ was recovering in Bath and what impact the cancellation of this year’s Christmas Market would have on that recovery.
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