Call for more City Champion volunteers

Alan Roberts outside Brighton Station

Alan Roberts outside Brighton Station

First published in News

A CITY councillor has given his backing to a new visitor welcoming service after trying it out for himself.

Labour councillor Alan Robins is hoping more residents will follow his lead and volunteer to be a City Champion giving advice and directions to day-trippers and holidaymakers.

The South Portslade councillor’s call comes as Brighton and Hove City Council reveals that more than 5,000 visitors to Brighton and Hove have been assisted by the new Promettes since taking to the streets at Easter.

Councillor Robins took up the role a month ago and said he thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

He said: “I would recommend it to anyone. I think we have all experienced going abroad and then get off at the station and wondered where you are and wishing you had a guide so it’s good to have a friendly, smiling face to point you in the right direction and in the direction of the main sites.”

The City Champion volunteers are on duty in the city centre every weekend providing a mobile information service to ensure that visitors make the most of their time in the city.

To become a City Champion contact visitor.info@visitbrighton.com or telephone 01273 290337.

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5:22pm Sun 24 Aug 14

NickBrt says...

Good for him. Positive work from a labour councillor. What do we see greens doing? Nothing. Typical.
Good for him. Positive work from a labour councillor. What do we see greens doing? Nothing. Typical. NickBrt
  • Score: 8

8:11pm Sun 24 Aug 14

HJarrs says...

NickBrt wrote:
Good for him. Positive work from a labour councillor. What do we see greens doing? Nothing. Typical.
Says Labour supporter NickBrt.

Labour councillors have plenty of time on their hands, they are not running the city.
[quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: Good for him. Positive work from a labour councillor. What do we see greens doing? Nothing. Typical.[/p][/quote]Says Labour supporter NickBrt. Labour councillors have plenty of time on their hands, they are not running the city. HJarrs
  • Score: -14

8:50pm Sun 24 Aug 14

NickBrt says...

NickBrt wrote:
Good for him. Positive work from a labour councillor. What do we see greens doing? Nothing. Typical.
Yes hjarrs I am a labour supporter. I am sure other readers noticed that and don't need green lover hjarrs who loves the greens to remind them. By the way did I mention hjarrs is a green supporter. Clearly likes lost causes.
[quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: Good for him. Positive work from a labour councillor. What do we see greens doing? Nothing. Typical.[/p][/quote]Yes hjarrs I am a labour supporter. I am sure other readers noticed that and don't need green lover hjarrs who loves the greens to remind them. By the way did I mention hjarrs is a green supporter. Clearly likes lost causes. NickBrt
  • Score: 10

8:56pm Sun 24 Aug 14

NickBrt says...

I think hjarrs secretly fancies me. S/he follows all my posts, making little comments. One day s/he will show true colours and ask me out. Could be a match made in heaven. I will ask Caroline and Jason to be my bridesmaids !
I think hjarrs secretly fancies me. S/he follows all my posts, making little comments. One day s/he will show true colours and ask me out. Could be a match made in heaven. I will ask Caroline and Jason to be my bridesmaids ! NickBrt
  • Score: 3

9:29pm Sun 24 Aug 14

HJarrs says...

NickBrt wrote:
NickBrt wrote:
Good for him. Positive work from a labour councillor. What do we see greens doing? Nothing. Typical.
Yes hjarrs I am a labour supporter. I am sure other readers noticed that and don't need green lover hjarrs who loves the greens to remind them. By the way did I mention hjarrs is a green supporter. Clearly likes lost causes.
I am glad you have outed yourself after 4 years (usually one liners slagging off Lucas). I suspect a whole load more of the moaners in the Argus will turn out to be your compatriots. 4 years and rarely a comment about actual issues.

I look forward to you enlightening me on the goings on in the local Labour Party, that tonight has been reported as being in turmoil.
[quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: Good for him. Positive work from a labour councillor. What do we see greens doing? Nothing. Typical.[/p][/quote]Yes hjarrs I am a labour supporter. I am sure other readers noticed that and don't need green lover hjarrs who loves the greens to remind them. By the way did I mention hjarrs is a green supporter. Clearly likes lost causes.[/p][/quote]I am glad you have outed yourself after 4 years (usually one liners slagging off Lucas). I suspect a whole load more of the moaners in the Argus will turn out to be your compatriots. 4 years and rarely a comment about actual issues. I look forward to you enlightening me on the goings on in the local Labour Party, that tonight has been reported as being in turmoil. HJarrs
  • Score: -1

9:31pm Sun 24 Aug 14

HJarrs says...

NickBrt wrote:
I think hjarrs secretly fancies me. S/he follows all my posts, making little comments. One day s/he will show true colours and ask me out. Could be a match made in heaven. I will ask Caroline and Jason to be my bridesmaids !
I would need to know what you actually believe in, it remains largely a mystery. But, I fear we wouldn't prosper together.
[quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: I think hjarrs secretly fancies me. S/he follows all my posts, making little comments. One day s/he will show true colours and ask me out. Could be a match made in heaven. I will ask Caroline and Jason to be my bridesmaids ![/p][/quote]I would need to know what you actually believe in, it remains largely a mystery. But, I fear we wouldn't prosper together. HJarrs
  • Score: -1

9:34pm Sun 24 Aug 14

NickBrt says...

Stop hiding your true feelings. See you down the bushes later.
Stop hiding your true feelings. See you down the bushes later. NickBrt
  • Score: 2

9:36pm Sun 24 Aug 14

HJarrs says...

I didn't actually want to get into politicising this article, oh well!

We'll done Alan Robins and to all the volunteers. I hope that many more will come forward as this seems a great initiative.
I didn't actually want to get into politicising this article, oh well! We'll done Alan Robins and to all the volunteers. I hope that many more will come forward as this seems a great initiative. HJarrs
  • Score: -1

9:39pm Sun 24 Aug 14

HJarrs says...

NickBrt wrote:
Stop hiding your true feelings. See you down the bushes later.
Tease
[quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: Stop hiding your true feelings. See you down the bushes later.[/p][/quote]Tease HJarrs
  • Score: -3

10:19pm Sun 24 Aug 14

G Wiley says...

HJarrs wrote:
NickBrt wrote: Good for him. Positive work from a labour councillor. What do we see greens doing? Nothing. Typical.
Says Labour supporter NickBrt. Labour councillors have plenty of time on their hands, they are not running the city.
Ah - a new meaning to the word 'running' that I haven't heard before!

What do you get if you cross a green fanboy with a gorilla?
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: Good for him. Positive work from a labour councillor. What do we see greens doing? Nothing. Typical.[/p][/quote]Says Labour supporter NickBrt. Labour councillors have plenty of time on their hands, they are not running the city.[/p][/quote]Ah - a new meaning to the word 'running' that I haven't heard before! What do you get if you cross a green fanboy with a gorilla? G Wiley
  • Score: 3

10:19pm Sun 24 Aug 14

G Wiley says...

HJarrs wrote:
NickBrt wrote: Good for him. Positive work from a labour councillor. What do we see greens doing? Nothing. Typical.
Says Labour supporter NickBrt. Labour councillors have plenty of time on their hands, they are not running the city.
Ah - a new meaning to the word 'running' that I haven't heard before!

What do you get if you cross a green fanboy with a gorilla?
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: Good for him. Positive work from a labour councillor. What do we see greens doing? Nothing. Typical.[/p][/quote]Says Labour supporter NickBrt. Labour councillors have plenty of time on their hands, they are not running the city.[/p][/quote]Ah - a new meaning to the word 'running' that I haven't heard before! What do you get if you cross a green fanboy with a gorilla? G Wiley
  • Score: 1

11:16pm Sun 24 Aug 14

NickBrt says...

Do tell g Wiley.
Do tell g Wiley. NickBrt
  • Score: 0

5:54am Mon 25 Aug 14

hoveguyactually says...

HJarrs wrote:
NickBrt wrote:
Good for him. Positive work from a labour councillor. What do we see greens doing? Nothing. Typical.
Says Labour supporter NickBrt.

Labour councillors have plenty of time on their hands, they are not running the city.
Is that a typing error I see? Shouldn't it read "ruining" the city?
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: Good for him. Positive work from a labour councillor. What do we see greens doing? Nothing. Typical.[/p][/quote]Says Labour supporter NickBrt. Labour councillors have plenty of time on their hands, they are not running the city.[/p][/quote]Is that a typing error I see? Shouldn't it read "ruining" the city? hoveguyactually
  • Score: 2

7:51am Mon 25 Aug 14

G Wiley says...

NickBrt wrote:
Do tell g Wiley.
Answer - a mentally retarded gorilla!
[quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: Do tell g Wiley.[/p][/quote]Answer - a mentally retarded gorilla! G Wiley
  • Score: 0

8:42am Mon 25 Aug 14

Wide Bertha says...

HJarrs wrote:
NickBrt wrote:
Good for him. Positive work from a labour councillor. What do we see greens doing? Nothing. Typical.
Says Labour supporter NickBrt.

Labour councillors have plenty of time on their hands, they are not running the city.
Well, let's face it, neither are the Greens ...
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: Good for him. Positive work from a labour councillor. What do we see greens doing? Nothing. Typical.[/p][/quote]Says Labour supporter NickBrt. Labour councillors have plenty of time on their hands, they are not running the city.[/p][/quote]Well, let's face it, neither are the Greens ... Wide Bertha
  • Score: 3

9:28am Mon 25 Aug 14

qm says...

HJarrs wrote:
NickBrt wrote:
Good for him. Positive work from a labour councillor. What do we see greens doing? Nothing. Typical.
Says Labour supporter NickBrt.

Labour councillors have plenty of time on their hands, they are not running the city.
Er spelling mistake Paul - for "running the city", please read "ruining the city"
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: Good for him. Positive work from a labour councillor. What do we see greens doing? Nothing. Typical.[/p][/quote]Says Labour supporter NickBrt. Labour councillors have plenty of time on their hands, they are not running the city.[/p][/quote]Er spelling mistake Paul - for "running the city", please read "ruining the city" qm
  • Score: 1

9:31am Mon 25 Aug 14

qm says...

hoveguyactually wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
NickBrt wrote:
Good for him. Positive work from a labour councillor. What do we see greens doing? Nothing. Typical.
Says Labour supporter NickBrt.

Labour councillors have plenty of time on their hands, they are not running the city.
Is that a typing error I see? Shouldn't it read "ruining" the city?
Eh - you got there before me - apologies ;)
[quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: Good for him. Positive work from a labour councillor. What do we see greens doing? Nothing. Typical.[/p][/quote]Says Labour supporter NickBrt. Labour councillors have plenty of time on their hands, they are not running the city.[/p][/quote]Is that a typing error I see? Shouldn't it read "ruining" the city?[/p][/quote]Eh - you got there before me - apologies ;) qm
  • Score: 2

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