Letchworth town centre manager bids farewell

Letchworth GC town centre manager Lee Boswell is stepping down today

Letchworth GC town centre manager Lee Boswell is stepping down today - Credit: Archant

A town centre manager is bidding farewell to Letchworth GC today (Friday).

Lee Boswell is stepping down as town centre manager after four-and-a-half years in the full-time role.

As the head of town centre partnership company Love Letchworth, Mr Boswell has organised annual events such as the Letchworth Food and Garden Festival, Street Fest and the Big Lunch.

As well as being one of the driving forces behind the new Letchworth GC Business Improvement District (BID), formed in a bid to boost trade in the town, he has recently spearheaded a business rates review on Leys Avenue and backed proposals for two-way access on Gernon Road.

“It has been a wonderful four-and-a-half years,” said Mr Boswell, who is becoming a marketing director for an organisation based in East Anglia.

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“Letchworth has gone through an incredibly tough time with the economy and internet biting hard but there is no doubt that things are moving in the right direction.

“It has been a difficult decision to leave a town and a job I love but this offer was an exciting opportunity I simply could not refuse. I wish everyone in the town every success in going forward in its next stage of growth.

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“I want Letchworth to do really well and for even more community spirit to grow in the town. Letchworth really has everything and it is an amazing place to live. Now the people in the town are expecting events like Street Fest and the Big Lunch all the time, which is great.”

Chris Gerard, chairman of Letchworth Town Centre Partnership, said: “Lee leaves behind a considerable legacy with the BID. By bringing together all the businesses in the town, we now have the opportunity to develop a more vibrant, well marketed and better accessed town centre.

“Improved footfall will bring increased revenues and lower vacancy rates. These are the measure of a successful town centre and Lee never forgot that. We wish him all the best in his new role. He deserves the success he has earned.”

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