Stanwell Moor and Stanwell get the area’s first dedicated Community Ranger. The Ranger – sponsored by Heathrow – will work with Spelthorne Borough Council and local law enforcement to help facilitate attractive and safe local communities.
New post is in direct response to resident feedback and as a result of ongoing engagement with Spelthorne Borough Council.
Stanwell Moor and Stanwell now have their very own local ranger – and some great work alongside residents has already begun to support the community.
Lee Mallett, the newly appointed Heathrow Ranger for Stanwell Moor and Stanwell, is set to work closely with Spelthorne Borough Council and local enforcement teams to help maintain tidy, safe and attractive communities all year round. During his first month in the role, Lee has already supported five council organised ‘street-clean’ days and has removed over 70 bags worth of litter from the local area.
The next major piece of work on Lee’s list is to monitor and speak with private hire drivers around Stanwell Moor, to encourage them to park at Heathrow’s Authorised Vehicle Area rather than on local roads. Lee will share his findings with Heathrow and the council, to identify if there is anything further required to address this issue.
Ongoing day-to-day tasks will include gardening, litter picking, monitoring HGVs and private hire vehicles as well as reporting any fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour. The role will also help to deliver hands-on community days in local primary schools, involving painting, gardening and other practical tasks to help build better, brighter school grounds.
The new full-time position, funded by Heathrow, is an initiative of the airport’s Better Neighbour programme which aims to help communities thrive by working collaboratively with local people and partners. This long-term programme is intended to enhance the unique nature of the area and improve quality of life though better employment and community facilities, transport and green spaces.
Lee Mallett, Heathrow Ranger for Stanwell Moor and Stanwell, said:
“I’m excited to be one of the first Heathrow Rangers and I look forward working closely with the community to make Stanwell Moor and Stanwell even better places to live.
I’m also interested in understanding some of the challenges that the council and residents face with regards to antisocial behaviours. There is a real opportunity to make a difference by all working together.
– Heathrow Range for Stanwell Moor, Lee Mallet
I’m also interested in understanding some of the challenges that the council and residents face with regards to antisocial behaviours. There is a real opportunity to make a difference by all working together.”
Rob Gray, Heathrow Community & Stakeholder Engagement Director, said:
“We are delighted to introduce the first dedicated Heathrow Community Ranger to Stanwell Moor and Stanwell through our Better Neighbour programme.
This move is a direct response to feedback from residents and we are sure Lee will be a fantastic support to the council team and make a real difference for the local community.
– Heathrow Community Director, Rob Gray
This move is a direct response to feedback from residents and we are sure Lee will be a fantastic support to the council team and make a real difference for the local community.”
Cllr Richard Barratt, Spelthorne Council’s Cabinet Member for the Environment, said:
“Having Lee, a local resident, support the Council and residents in this new role as Community Ranger is going to be a very positive step and we look forward to working with him on a range of initiatives which benefit Stanwell and Stanwell Moor.”
The Colnbrook and Poyle community has also secured its own dedicated Ranger this month. Heathrow will now look to extend the Ranger programme to other communities living closest to the airport over the next year.