Calling all Rangers


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Rangers have been invited to a meeting at the Visitor Centre on Friday 27th January at 2.00pm., which is a change from the original date of January 20th. The gathering will include a short walk around the Estate to view the problems of maintaining rights of way.

As discussed at the last meeting, the Estate has been divided into fifteen zones so that individuals can be assigned to particular areas to avoid the overlapping of effort. If you want to be allocated a particular zone, please email Ben at ben.newton@nationaltrust.org.uk

A map of N T car parks with designated names has also been circulated to make it easier to identify places on the Estate. Guess how many there are; ten? no. twenty? no. thirty? nearly! They vary in their size and use, but all present a problem with litter and fly-tipping.

The last meeting of Rangers on November 8th was attended by nineteen volunteers! There was a packed program and the details were distributed in a lengthy “Note”.

These are rewarding times to be a Ranger, with increased responsibilities being offered by Ashridge. Not just to be the eyes and ears of the Trust, but taking the key role in the “people facing” function, for those that seek it. An Anglicised version of the American style of  “meet and greet”. Engaging with the visitors to make a difference to their visit, and being able to make on the spot judgements on  situations like the picking of wild flowers, or using one’s initiative by removing stinging nettles or deadly nightshade from busy areas.

Happy days.

  • The maps are available on line by accessing the navigation bar above.
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