Jonathan Lomax of Format.ie Web Design, Olivia Byrne of Development Officer, Sligo Volunteer Centre. Inspector Cian O Brien. Sean Cunningham Sligo Welcome Ambassador Manager. Gail Mc Gibbon CEO of Sligo BID and Brendan Tierney, Sligo Night Time Economy Manager
In the heart of Sligo, a vibrant town known for its rich culture and sense of community, innovation is brewing. Sligo Business Improvement District (Sligo BID), a business-led place management company, has embarked on a groundbreaking initiative to further enhance the town’s welcoming atmosphere. At the forefront of this endeavour is the newly developed Sligo Street Ambassador App, a digital tool designed by Format.ie Web Design to bring the community together and create a safer, more vibrant town.
A Town That Values Community
Sligo BID, established in 2016, is a remarkable force representing the interests and aspirations of 758 businesses from diverse sectors in Sligo town. Their mission extends across multiple facets of town life, from tourism development and promotion to organising festivals, trade shows, and enhancing the retail and hospitality scene. But their vision goes beyond commerce; it encompasses the safety and well-being of everyone who frequents the town centre.
Championing Excellence: Purple Flag Recognition
Sligo has earned the prestigious Purple Flag award, an international accolade recognising towns and cities for their excellence in evening and nighttime economy management. It’s a testament to Sligo’s commitment to creating a vibrant and safe environment for residents and visitors alike.
A First for the Republic of Ireland
Sligo BID is now setting its sights on a groundbreaking endeavour; the Sligo Street Ambassador Programme. While similar programmes are common in towns and cities across the UK, Sligo is pioneering the concept in the Republic of Ireland. This initiative aims to engage local volunteers as Street Ambassadors, extending a warm and helping hand to all who visit the town centre.
The Role of Sligo Street Ambassadors
These dedicated volunteers will be the friendly faces and vital touchpoints for information in Sligo. They’ll keep residents and visitors in the know about local events, services, attractions, and entertainment. In the evening and nighttime, they’ll also serve as additional sets of eyes and ears, ensuring the safety and well-being of everyone enjoying Sligo’s vibrant nightlife.
Connecting through Technology: The Sligo Street Ambassador App
To empower these community champions and streamline their efforts, Format.ie Web Design has crafted the Sligo Street Ambassador App. This innovative digital platform serves as a central hub for volunteers and residents alike. Ambassadors can easily access event information, map locations of key services, and stay connected with their fellow volunteers. It’s a modern solution for a program rooted in traditional community values.
The Sligo Street Ambassador App represents more than just an application; it’s a testament to the power of community collaboration and forward-thinking innovation. As Sligo pioneers this program in the Republic of Ireland, it stands as a shining example of how technology and community spirit can come together to make a positive impact.
In the charming streets of Sligo, where history and innovation converge, the Sligo Street Ambassador App is forging a path towards a safer, more welcoming, and vibrant town centre. It’s a beacon of community, a digital handshake, and a promise of a brighter future for this beloved Irish town.
(Photo by Sligo Champion).
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