THERE are just 13 of them working in our area but Community Rangers aim to make a big difference.
And clearly, the commitment and involvement of the Rangers who work in and around some of the most deprived areas in Kirklees is paying off.
Three of the Rangers have had their work recognised by the police, each receiving Divisional Commander’s Commendations.
Mel Wrigley, Fatih Uddin and Monica Simpson are Community Rangers working for Kirklees Streetscene and Housing.
Mel won her commendation for her role in ensuring the safety of two very young children she found wandering in Ravensthorpe.
And her colleagues were commended for their work in deterring street drinking around St Peter’s Gardens in Huddersfield.
Totally different scenarios but all in a day’s work for Rangers who have to be environmental officers, social workers and sometimes anti-social behaviour busters.
They deal with all kinds of issues but they are fundamentally there to assist and support those who live in their communities and to help deal with problems when they arise.
They are there to make a difference and as the police have pointed out, they are clearly doing just that.