New town centre manager appointed as Letchworth restructures it business improvement district

A new interim town centre manager has been appointed

A new interim town centre manager has been appointed - Credit: Archant

An interim town centre manager has been appointed while a business improvement district company is restructured.

Kailah Eglington has temporarily stepped down as chairman of the Letchworth Garden City BID Company to avoid any conflict of interest while in the role, which will cease to exist once a BID operations manager is appointed.

Lee Boswell stepped down as town centre manager last month after holding the position for four-and-a-half years.

Jonathan Charter, director of Charter Wyman, will chair the BID meetings until Mrs Eglington is reappointed as chairman when the operations manager is found.

Once this position has been filled the Letchworth Town Centre Partnership, known as Love Letchworth, will merge with the BID – which started in March with the aim of boosting trade in the town by pooling funds.

Mrs Eglington, owner of Naturally Serene, said: “We are trying to make Letchworth a place where it is easy for people to visit, park and spend money. This is not just about looking for quick solutions but finding long term strategies to improve the town.”

Kim Barratt has also been appointed as the BID’s events, marketing and PR manager, moving over from the Letchworth Town Centre Partnership where she has worked for the last three years.

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